My name is Laura Anderson and I am a Licensed Marriage and

Family Therapist in the State of Tennessee, Professor of Psychology

and an Approved Supervisor through the American Association of

Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). I have a Master of Arts

in Marriage and Family Therapy and am in the final stages of

completing my completing my PhD in Mind-BodyMedicine at

Saybrook University. I am excited to see how these continued studies

will help me grow personally and professionally and look forward to bringing in all that I am learning in my PhD. program into the therapeutic setting! Being at Saybrook University has allowed me additional certifications and skills in Integrative Medicine including clinical hypnosis, energy medicine and mindfulness practices.  Additionally, I am an Abuse and Trauma Resolution coach which allows me to see clients outside of the State of Tennessee.  

I have been in the "people business" for almost 2 decades in various capacities. Working with teenagers and their families encouraged me to pursue further education in order to obtain a professional therapy degree. I began my therapy practice in Minnesota, which is where I am originally from, working with convicted adult and juvenile sex offenders in individual, group, family and couples settings.  I have been able to use my knowledge and experience from this time to help victims of domestic violence and abuse which I am grateful for! 

After moving to Tennessee, I began working with two different non-profit agencies; first doing mental health screenings in middle and high schools and then working with adolescents and families doing intensive in-home therapy. These professional experiences have allowed me many opportunities with many people who deal with a variety of issues. 

When I'm not at my office (and not studying!) you can find me on the greenway or a local coffee shop. I enjoy yoga, dance, reading, writing, meditation and spending time with family, friends and my dog, Phoebe. 

Meet Phoebe!

                                                 Phoebe is my dog who has been coming with me to the office since she                                                              was two months old! Phoebe is a Bichon Frise-Shihtzu mix, commonly                                                            called a Teddy Bear Dog, so yes, she really is that cute all the time!                                                                      Phoebe loves people (and has mastered "giving hugs") and people have taken                                                  to her quite nicely! Phoebe is with me during sessions and the older she                                                          gets, the more calm she is during the sessions--after her initial excitement                                                    of your arrival! However, I do realize that some people would prefer to not                                                      have an animal in the room, so if this is the case, please let me know and I                                                        would be happy to have another therapist in my building baby-sit her!