Laura Stephenson


Laura Stephenson


Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 107069
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • Optum
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • Oscar Health Insurance Co.
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Health Care
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


Gilmer, Texas 75645
Pleasanton, Texas 78064

My Approach to Helping

I specialize in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and focus heavily on attachment styles. These modalities are particularly useful in addressing anxiety disorders, depression, and improving relationships with others and with yourself. Unhelpful thought patterns are learned early in life and it's important to explore their origin in order to move forward. Once we understand what, when, and how our unhelpful thought patterns came to be, we can begin to use the same process of repetition that formed the pattern to start to undo it. CBT is extremely helpful in this process of "re-wiring" the brain.

I also have considerable experience in oncology, chronic and terminal illness, and grief support. I am passionate about helping patients and caregivers cope with the news of a critical diagnosis, the roller coaster of issues that arise during treatment, and adjusting to life after treatment is over (or when long-term or life-long treatment is required).

I start my work by getting to know you and what you would like to receive from therapy. I will ask about your support network and other aspects of your life that may be relevant to coping. From there, we can decide on goals you would like to pursue. I am proactive but also client-centered, so this should be structured the way you want it to be. I like to use homework, humor, positivity, role-playing, and other techniques but it's really all about you.

Services I Provide

  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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