— Laura Perls
Today, you are one step closer to a new you, one step at a time.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in Los Angeles, California. I strive to create an environment of compassion, authenticity and understanding, inclusive and welcoming to all clients. In working with me, you will identify the thoughts, feelings, behaviors and beliefs that are preventing you from living joyfully. I work with you to help you discover your strengths and capabilities so that you can live a life that is meaningful, rewarding and free from conflict. I believe that therapy must be engaging, non-judgmental, and supportive to facilitate growth.
I am practicing for over 25 years and am a certified therapist in Attachment-Focused EMDR, a therapy approach shown to be effective in the treatment of trauma and a wide range of other issues, such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD. AF-EMDR integrates both mindfulness and somatic approaches to healing trauma, emphasizing the interrelatedness of body, mind and spirit.
I firmly believe that we should all have the freedom to be who we are and to love whoever we want, expressing our sexuality in whichever way we feel most comfortable. I'm proud to support the LGBTQ+, sex-positive, polyamorous, and non-monogamy communities and consider sexuality to be an important part of life that should be fun for everyone.
If you are looking for additional support, guidance through a challenging situation, or you are just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I am looking forward to working with you achieve your goals.
- Mental Health Network (MHN)*
- Out of Network**
*Please contact your insurance company to find out about your mental health coverage, co-pay, and deductibles.
**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.