About Laurie Pantell
I am a private practice therapist based in the San Francisco Bay Area and able to work remotely with any clients located in the State of California. I work with individual adults, age 17 and up, as well as with couples in any stage of relationship.
If we work together, my goal is to help you access and understand the root causes of your struggles in life so you can truly heal. To do this, we explore the origin of your conditioned thoughts, feelings and behaviors that may have once helped you get by, but no longer serve you and in fact now get in the way of what you most want. I have seen repeatedly over working as a psychotherapist for many years, that when the impact of these formative experiences are fully felt and understood they no longer have power, and in their place comes a sense of freedom, agency, choice and empowerment.
Whether you struggle to manage stress, anxiety, and/or depression, have found the goal of creating a satisfying relationship or career to be elusive, or are up against communication challenges with a partner, I believe that your experience can fundamentally change and you can move past these limitations. In my experience, making these kinds of shifts requires help and support from another person, and I am dedicated to being a guide for people who choose to be on this healing journey.
I work with clients in a variety of professions, from artists to tech executives, and understand the challenges of a demanding career in the modern age. I also know a great deal about the frustrations that can come with the process of seeking a primary relationship, cultivating an existing partnership, or juggling work and family commitments, especially during Covid.
My style in sessions is to listen well and ask you exploratory questions to get a clear understanding of what you are experiencing. I guide you, but always make room for the thoughts, feelings and sensations that you need to express. I offer a complimentary phone consultation, and would love to hear from you, so please reach out if you want to speak and see if we might be a fit.