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Meet The Therapist

Laura Pawlik

About Me:

Therapy starts with forming a safe and genuine relationship between the client and therapist. In order to heal, we need to feel comfortable enough to be vulnerable and be as real as we can be. I realize how difficult it can be to come to therapy and open up about the ways you are hurting or struggling. Showing up and being honest takes courage, and I will meet your courage with openness, compassion, and steadfastness. In all types of therapy that I do, I strive to create and maintain a space that feels safe, honest, consistent, challenging (the good kind of challenging!), and fun!

The communities I am most passionate about working with are trauma survivors and individuals who identify within the LGBTQ community. I enjoy collaborating with teens and young adults to work toward experiencing healing, self-acceptance, healthy relationships, and more fulfillment in life.

Outside of being a therapist, I enjoy hiking, kayaking or canoeing, cooking, and spending time with family. One of my favorite things is going to the dog park with my dog, Henry.

My Educational Background:

Bachelor's Degree - University of St. Thomas 

Master's Degree - University of St. Thomas 

Postgraduate training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy 

Postgraduate training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) - Tubman Chrysalis Center

 

My Clinical Experience:

  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning - LGBTQ
  • Teens
  • Grief and loss
  • Young Adults
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Substance abuse
  • Addiction
  • Relationship issues

I work with individuals across the spectrum of age, ability, race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation.

 

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