About Laura Houd
(**Laura is not accepting new clients at this time**)
Laura Houd is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Denver, Colorado. She works with young adults, especially women, who are in college, recently graduated, or navigating the professional world. Laura is seasoned in supporting the many challenges that arise during quarter life, such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, substance use and relationship issues. She is particularly passionate in guiding clients toward a healthier relationship with their body, food and movement. Laura’s knowledge of these issues as they specifically relate to quarter life leaves clients feeling uniquely seen and supported.
Laura’s unique approach to therapy emphasizes the importance of connecting with self. Her approach is rooted in her training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and existential therapy. Laura believes self-awareness is key to creating change, so time is spent curiously exploring patterns in thoughts, feelings and behaviors. As clients “intra”connect Laura encourages them to make different, more vulnerable decisions that align more closely to their values and goals. Clients walk away from therapy with a new found connection to their authentic selves.
Laura’s clients appreciate her relaxed and comforting energy. From the first moment of contact, clients report feeling validated and heard. By the end of the first session, clients feel personally understood and have a clear vision of their values and goals. As sessions progress, Laura maintains a balance between listening, reflecting and providing valuable feedback. Her clients report feeling supported and challenged as they work toward meaningful change.
Laura is committed to ensuring every client feels seen, supported and like an equal partner in the therapeutic process. She understands, both personally and professionally, how difficult life in your 20s can be. As a seasoned telehealth provider, she makes virtual connection a breeze during this pandemic and beyond. Laura welcomes new clients to her online practice.