Laura Catherine Hacker

Licensed Psychological Examiner

Laura Catherine Hacker

Laura Catherine Hacker

Licensed Psychological Examiner

Professions: Psychotherapist, Creative Arts Therapist, Addictions Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LPE - 1178
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $140 per 50 minute individual session
$160 per 50 minute couples session
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


1222 16th Avenue South
Suite 24
Nashville, Tennessee 37212

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My Approach to Helping

People usually find me because they are in emotional pain and want some relief. Under my care, you will find a safe place to explore your current challenges and express yourself. I will walk beside you as you find your way to the other side of the pain or questions for which you seek counseling. There are many tools I have, and I could list them here, but the main thing is that you know you have a space where you are understood and validated. A place where you can learn to navigate your life with joy and happiness, where you can shed fears and find your inner strength. Whether you are seeking individual help with anxiety, grief, trauma, or addiction; or if you find yourself in a relationship that seems to be painful, I have tools and over 25 years of experience to be able to help you.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Psychotherapy can help people of all ages live happier, healthier and more productive lives. How?
In psychotherapy, psychologists apply scientifically validated procedures to help people develop healthier, more effective habits. For example, you may have heard of some intervention based therapies like cognitive behavioral or interpersonal therapy.
Psychotherapy is grounded in dialogue and it provides a supportive environment that allows you to talk openly with someone who?s trained, objective, neutral and nonjudgmental. It is an opportunity to work together to identify and change the thought and behavior patterns that are keeping you from feeling your best.
When you are ready to fly from the nest of therapy, you will not only have solved the problem that brought you in, but you?will have learned new skills so you can better cope with whatever challenges arise in the future. (this is adapted from an article from the American Psychological Association www.apa.orghelpcenterunderstanding-psychotherapy)

Services I Provide

  • Chemical Dependency Evaluation
  • Consultation
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Psychological Evaluation

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work with many different populations as a multicultrual counseling psychotherapist. Women, Men, Couples, Teens. Individual, Couples, Group. If you are seeking lasting relief from emotional and mental health concerns, to learn more how you can be more comfortable and connected with self and others relationally; if you seek lasting relief and tools which you can use in your life going forward, you are a candidate for my practice. Whether you have experienced traumatic experiences and want to live free from the symptoms in your mind and body that may be block your happiness, or whether you are seeking to enhance and enrich your relationship with a significant other or child; whether you are a student living away from home for the first time that is dealing with the challenges of emerging adulthood, studies, relationships, and substances; if you are in recovery and struggling with sustaining your sobriety, the concept of a higher power, or those pesky "character defects," I am here to help.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • First Responders
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Incest
  • Individuation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Panic
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Dreamwork
  • Ecotherapy / Nature Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Energy Psychology
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Healing Touch
  • Holotropic Breathwork
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Journal Therapy
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Object Relations
  • Psychodrama
  • Psychodynamic
  • Reality Therapy
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Time Line Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
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