Laura First, LCSW-C

Clinical Psycho-therapist

Professional Statement

Laura is an experienced clinical psycho-therapist with an added dimension. She has worked in the realm of Story as Therapy to illustrate memorable themes for children, and draw meaningful understanding of the soul’s journey for women. In her office, Laura is proficient in the magical and meaningful clinical art of Sand Tray. This an activity which steps away from words and uses figures placed in a tray of Sand to increase essential diagnostics in children, and help older individuals to get a birds eye perspective on the challenges which they are sorting and addressing. Laura has decades of experience in the schools (IEP management and design) and is a specialist with advanced EMDR training in treating trauma. She brings 20 years experience in managing Neurodiversity and Spectrum related challenges in youth and adults. Laura is DBT advanced in teaching distress tolerance skills to children and teens who struggle with anxiety, depression and mood disorders. Laura also hosts, by invitation, a monthly women’s group of Story Telling for the Soul’s journey.