Laura Banks, LCSW

Laura Banks, LCSW – Clinical Director

(she/her) | Clinical Director | Counselor: Adults, Teens, Families

Laura is a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience working in diverse settings, including community-based, psychiatric inpatient, school-embedded, and group private practice. She works primarily with adolescents, adults, and families. Her approach is strengths-based, trauma informed, and values the relationship between therapist and client as fundamental to therapeutic work. Laura views therapy as collaborative and empowers clients to take an active role in the counseling process. She is interested in each person’s unique story and identity and approaches her work with curiosity, an open-mind, and unconditional care for her clients. Laura is EMDR-trained and utilizes a variety of therapeutic techniques to best meet an individual’s circumstances

Fees

$155 per session for individuals

Areas of Specialty

Educational Background

University of Nebraska for my undergraduate degree in Journalism and Communication, University of Texas – Austin for my Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) degree.

Why Therapy?

There are several different directions a social worker can take in their career. After exploring many options, I found my way to becoming a therapist because of how deeply I value the opportunity to serve a purpose in someone’s path toward healing, safety, growth and meaning.

Professional Motivation

I love working with clients to find a new understanding of something in their life. Hearing a client say, “hmm, I’d never thought about it that way before” is one of my favorite experiences.

Hobbies

I love spending time with family and friends, cooking, exercise, and being outside.

Previous Occupations

I worked in the service industry from high school through grad school. Since becoming a social worker, I’ve had various school-based roles, worked on a child and adolescent unit at a psychiatric hospital, and supported programs, partnerships and strategy for a group therapy practice.

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