— Laura Perls
Whether you're dealing with a specific disorder or simply need a sounding board for the issues you've been struggling with, therapy may help you to get back on track. As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist my approach is non-judgmental, compassionate, engaging, authentic, and supportive. When working with me, you and your experiences are the focus of treatment, which is completely tailored to your individual needs. I am striving to provide you with attentive care in a safe environment, designed to help you better understand, work through, and manage the issues and problems that trouble you.
As a certified therapist in EMDR I draw from a variety of theories including Gestalt Therapy, Attachment Focused Therapy, Psychodynamic Theory, Humanistic and Holistic approaches, Family Systems, current research in psychology, neuroscience, and mindfulness, as well as my 25+ years of extensive training and experience. I believe in the dynamic interrelatedness of body, mind, and spirit.
If you are looking for additional support and guidance through a challenging situation or you are just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
Accepted Insurance Plans:
- Anthem Blue Cross: Out of Network / PPO Plans only
- Blue Shield of California
- Coventry Health Care
- First Health
- Mental Health Network (MHN)
- SFPPN / Healthy San Francisco
- Out of Network
Please note that some of the above insurance companies outsource their mental health coverage. For example: Blue Shield outsources most of their mental health coverage to Magellan. That means that many Blue Shiled members will not get their mental health services covered under their Blue Shield plan if these services are outsourced to Magellan and the therapist of your choice does not accept Magellan in addition to accepting Blue Shield. Please contact your insurance company to find out if your mental health services are covered.
If I am not on your individual insurance panel I still can write a super-bill for you to submit to your insurance company for re-imbursement.