Laura Savage LPC, LADC, CCTP, Mental Health Counseling in Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74119

Laura Savage

LPC, LADC, CCTP

Laura Savage

LPC, LADC, CCTP

Professions: Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist, Other
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor
Secondary Credential: Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor - 657

Offices

1719 S. Boston Avenue
Tulsa, OK
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74119

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My Approach to Helping

I blend tenets of Eastern Wisdom with Western Psychology to form a mindfulness based, trauma responsive approach to helping her clients move towards inner peace and contentment in their lives.

I believe that the quality of our life experiences is affected by our minds...our thoughts... In other words, it's not the experience or situation (per Se) that causes us to feel what we feel; it's our perceptions, thoughts, and beliefs about the situation that leads to our feelings about it. Our beliefs are based on previous life experiences and our present psychological difficulties are rooted in our past negative, even traumatic, experiences. As you can see, our beliefs, then, are learned. What is learned can be "unlearned"...changed...for the better or for the worse. Awareness is the first step towards positive change. Becoming aware (mindful) of our feelings, our bodily sensations, and our thoughts (including mental images and memories) and what current circumstances triggered the memories that formed the beliefs is vital to moving towards improved wellness..mental health. Oftentimes, this mindfulness based cognitive work is enough, but sometimes it becomes necessary to dig deeper into core issuesto work towards adaptively processing dysfunctionally stored memories that gave rise to those current beliefs. Doing so can neutralize negative emotions associated with past events and shift negatively held beliefs towards the positive.

Mental health therapy isn't essential for positive changes to begin to occur, but it can be extraordinarily helpful. What occurs in the therapy hour is just the beginning...change continues between sessions with new insights frequently emerging as processing continues naturally. "Homework assignments" can help this process along as well as help to alleviate specific problematic symptoms that one may be experiencing. For example, dialectical behavior skills and affect regulation can be learned and used to directly deal with distressing symptoms of anxiety and depression. These skills can begin to be applied immediately for quick relief of some symptoms. Deeper resolve may take a bit longer, but should prove to be well worth the time and effort because, "You, yourself, as much as anyone in the entire universe deserve your own love and affection", Siddhartha Gautama.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am well-versed in working with a wide variety of concerns including severe trauma responses and alcohol and drug addictions.

Theoretical Influences that Guide My Work

I use a holistic, trauma informed, strengths based approach to counseling which involves careful, caring listening and non-judgment. Drawing from a variety of therapeutic styles and techniques, I work to help my clients understand their symptoms and to overcome them to achieve a more balanced and healthy life. My theoretical orientation combines Eastern Wisdom and Western Psychology through the use of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Motivational Enhancement as well as EMDR.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    PTSD. Anxiety, phobias, panic. Depression. Stress. I also do LPC Supervision and LADC Supervision

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Anger Management
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

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