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Laura Ware,MA, LPC, NCC

Faith Track

Eliminating Stigma Related to Mental Illnesses and Substance Use Disorders in the Church

As a licensed professional counselor, Laura strives to provide effective and honest care for individuals and families. It is her passion and life’s work to meet each individual where they are in their journey, honoring how far they have already come, and working alongside them to help them reach their goals. Whe ther new to therapy or a seasoned client, each individual’s story is honored as both important and worthwhile. No one is starting from scratch. It is Laura’s goal to help each client recognize their strengths, the beauty in what they already have, and the hope of completing the picture with skills and effort for which they can be p roud. Laura provides individual psychotherapy, family therapy, phone consultation, teaches skills training classes, and speaks in the community regarding mental health.

 

She specializes in depression, anxiety, life transitions, bi-polar disorder, borderline personality disorder, PTSD, family issues, co-parenting concerns, behavioral issues, and treatment resistant anxiety and depression. Laura also enjoys working with family members of those who may be struggling, providing support and helping develop healthy boundaries. In her practice, Laura utilizes Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Validation work, Grief Work, Life Transitions, and Mindfulness. Many of her clients choose to integrate their faith into their therapy, especially Christian clients, however she works with clients of all faiths and backgrounds. Laura enjoys her job immensely, and she passionately pursues hope and healing with and for her clients.

 

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology – Georgia State University, Magna Cum Laude

  • Master of Arts, Professional Counseling – Specialization in Christian Sex Therapy

 

Credentials:

  • Licensed Professional Counselor, Georgia

  • Member, American Counseling Association (ACA)

  • Member, National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) Intensively Trained DBT Clinician, Behavioral Tech, LLC

  • Trained Gottman Couples Therapy, Level One