— Laura Perls
Today you are one step closer to a new you to feel empowered on a path to growth and well-being.
Whether you are dealing with a specific disorder or simply need a sounding board for the issues you have 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. To facilitate emotional healing, I offer two of the most progressive and cutting edge trauma therapies that work rapidly and effectively: EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and Brainspotting (BSP). When working with me, you and your experience are the focus of treatment. My goal is to allow you to reprocess your experience so you can become free from negative beliefs and psychological and physiological pain and distress. Your treatment is developed in cooperation with you and 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 thru, and manage the issues and problems that trouble you.
I am a certified therapist in EMDR and draw from a variety of theories including Gestalt Therapy, Attachment Focused Therapy, Psychodynamic Theory, Somatic Theory, Humanistic and Holistic approaches, Family Systems, as well as current research in psychology, neuroscience, mindfulness, and 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 help you achieve your goals.
Accepted Insurance Plans:
- Mental Health Network (MHN)*
- SFPPN / Healthy San Francisco**
- Out of Network***
*Please contact your insurance company to find out about your mental health coverage, co-pay, and deductibles.
**Please contact the San Francisco Access Program for your initial intake, after which they will connect you with a therapist.
***For insurance plans that are not listed above, I am considered an Out of Network provider. As such I am happy to provide you with an invoice ("super-bill") for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.