Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is a healing modality I offer for individuals who are desiring to work through various aspects of their life from the past and present in order to change their future.  We each go through seasons of life that can be difficult to navigate and require intentionality and increased support in order to make necessary changes.  Psychotherapy provides a space for individuals to work on the issues they have identified while making steps towards change and a holistic life. 

While I have experience working with many different mental health and relational issues, I specialize in working with individuals who are struggling with: 

  • Complex Trauma and PTSD

  • Religious/Spiritual Abuse

  • Religious Trauma

  • Healing from the Purity Culture

  • Sexual Violence

  • Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Abuse

  • Codependency and Boundaries

For further definitions of these terms, please click on the Definitions of Specialties Page

**It is important to note that many individuals have dealt with  many of these above issues simultaneously or at different points in their lives

 

Working with me as your psychotherapist


My personal philosophy of psychotherapy is that each individual is unique in their experiences, symptoms and healing journey. Therefore, I am committed to working with you to find modalities and healing interventions that work for you. I combine my knowledge and experiences of these different issues to create a treatment plan that is unique and effective for you. While many psychotherapists work within a specific timeframe (e.g. 6 months), I have found that it is impossible to put a time limit on how fast or slow healing can occur; how long we work together is an ongoing conversation between the two of us. I do make a recommendation that if it fits within your schedule and budget, having a session on a weekly basis for the first two months tends to be the most helpful. However, if this does not work for you, we will design a plan and schedule that does.




What approaches do you use?


Though I am a very eclectic therapist and coach, meaning I draw from all modalities and theories, there are specific modalities that I have found particularly helpful for working with issues of trauma and abuse:

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Psychoeducation
  • Structural Disassociation Model
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)*
  • Narrative Medicine and Therapies
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Embodiment Practices
  • Boundaries
  • Mindfulness
  • Guided Imagery
  • Affect Regulation and Modulation
  • Grief work
  • Creating Safety in the Body and Environment
  • Assertiveness Training and Communication
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Clinical Hypnosis
Again, I recognize that each individual is unique in their experiences and needs; I am committed to helping you find out what is most effective for you!




How do I get started?


You can begin by reaching out to me via the contact form on this website, email, text or phone call. We can dialogue through your preferred method of communication about questions you have about psychotherapy, information your would like and can get your first appointment set up. After your first appointment is set you will receive an email with a link in it for you to fill out some paperwork prior to our first meeting. The paperwork includes my psychotherapy policies as well as some questions about you and basic demographic information—it shouldn’t take you more than 10-15 minutes! Typically a psychotherapy session is 50 minutes long; this is considered a clinical hour. However, our first session will be 90 minutes long; I have found that the extra time allows us to dig in to your story and experiences and develop a direction for healing. Subsequent sessions are 50 minutes long; longer sessions are available upon request.




How much does it cost?


Each session is $155/session if paid by credit card; I offer a $5 discount (total of $150/session) if paid by cash, check or Venmo). A valid credit card must be kept on file for purposes of paying for the session or in the chance of not showing up for the session. Sessions are paid for at the time they happen (I do not allow for pre-paying for multiple therapy sessions at a time). Your first psychotherapy session is 90 minutes long and is $225 if paid by credit card (or $220 if paid by cash, check or Venmo).




How do I meet with you?


Currently, national licensing laws only allow psychotherapists to see clients in the states they are licensed in. I am currently licensed in the State of Tennessee and I reside in Nashville, TN. So, clients who live in the Nashville area or would like to travel to Nashville for their appointments (from anywhere in the state, country, or world) can see me as long as they come to my office! For individuals who do not reside in Nashville, TN or do not wish to travel to Nashville, TN but would still like to work with me, please click the Abuse & Trauma Resolution Coaching page under the Services tab.





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Laura Anderson Therapy

2021 21st Avenue South

Suite 426

Nashvile, TN 37212

P: 615-669-0508

         E: lauraandersonlmft@gmail.com