I am committed to building meaningful, collaborative therapeutic relationships with individuals, couples, and families making the brave choice to reach out for support. Change is inevitable and can be quite difficult at times. I’ve learned that although pain is inevitable, suffering is optional. Within the context of therapy, it is possible to draw upon your strengths and values to learn a new way of relating to your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.
My aim is to compassionately work with you to understand your concerns and their impact. At your pace, we can explore problematic obstacles, while gently introducing more adaptive, flexible ways of engaging with life and moving towards your goals. I deeply believe in the human capacity for resilience and growth in the face of incredible adversities. I feel privileged to traverse a portion of your life’s journey with you. You may discover that it is your own inner sense of knowing, self-love, and willingness to commit to making changes that will ultimately guide the way through the darkness.
Dr. Laura Schenck obtained her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado in 2018 and her M.A. in Mental Health Counseling from Boston College in 2010. She adopts an integrative, humanistic approach, drawing upon cognitive, behavioral, psychodynamic, and mindfulness-based therapies, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT) largely informs her works with couples, and she has completed the PACT Level I training for therapists. Dr. Schenck has ten years of experience at four diverse university college counseling centers, employee assistance program (EAP), community behavioral health, and inpatient psychiatric hospital settings. She completed her APA-approved doctoral psychology internship at University of the Pacific’s Counseling and Psychological Services.
AREAS Of Expertise
Grief and Loss
Trauma and PTSD
Dr. Schenck offers a free 30-minute consultation to determine if she is a good fit for you. To schedule, please contact her at (971) 258-0211.