Laura Merritt,LCSW

Laura Merritt,LCSW

Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LICSW - Lw60798290
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: 235 Individual Therapy
285 couples therapy
Free Initial Consultation


seattle, Washington 98109

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My Approach to Helping

Are you ready to say goodbye to overwhelming worry, chronic stress and disconnection? Are you ready to heal from trauma? Are you ready to improve your relationships? As a licensed holistic therapist, we'll address the interconnectedness of your mind, body, and emotions. We'll get into what happens in your brain and body when you feel anxious and I'll give you tools to learn to manage and regulate parts of you that feel out of control. Together, we will work towards lasting healing by exploring patterns of thinking, cultivating a strong mind-body connection, and developing skills to regulate difficult emotions.

Traumatic experiences can have a profound impact on one's well-being. The latest research in the field of epigenetics has shown that the effect of unresolved trauma impacts future generations as well. As we expand our awareness of the effect of trauma on the individual to our communities and future generations, healing becomes more paramount. I utilize effective modalities like EMDR, cognitive and somatic therapies, addressing the whole you, to facilitate sustainable change. I specialize in treating Anxiety, PTSD, Trauma, Sex and Intimacy, Psychedelic and Ketamine Preparation and Integration.

More Info About My Practice

Many people have found the benefits of accessing therapy via televideo. In the years I've been providing therapy online, I've found it to be incredibly helpful for easing access while creating a safe and supportive environment.

Treatment for Anxiety and Trauma is shifting away from symptom management to using deeper explorations of consciousness to promote healing. Sometimes healing from anxiety and trauma can be supported with the use of medicines like Ketamine or psychedelics. I offer preparation and integration services to those looking to use these modalities in their healing journey.

Skills I've learned from conferences, training programs, certifications and other evidence-based programs are available through my website and Education Center. I've used these skills with thousands of clients as well as on myself so, I know it works.

Had a Negative Therapy Experience?

In some people's opinion, therapy is problem-oriented or solely focused on a diagnosis or being "rid" of symptoms. In my experience, the essence of who an individual is can be lost in that problem-oriented environment and I strive to provide a different experience that allows for a fuller, deeper expression of oneself. I personally have had my journey in therapy and have noticed the range of personality and styles, and found a holistic approach the most comprehensive in my journey, that's why I offer a holistic approach to you.
Research has shown that the most effective therapy occurs when it's a "good fit" so, if you've had a negative experience with a therapist, please consider giving it another try and let's see if we'd be a good fit for your journey into therapy.

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Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


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Groups I Work With

    Has anxiety or trauma held you back? I utilize a holistic approach involving modalities like EMDR, cognitive and somatic therapies, to process trauma, facilitate sustainable change and to heal from the lasting effects of trauma and anxiety. I specialize in treating Anxiety, PTSD, Trauma, and Intimacy.

Industries & Communities Served

  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • LGBTQ+
  • Military/Law Enforcement
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Men's Issues
  • Panic
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues

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