My Approach to Helping
Laurel uses a collaborative approach in her practice. She works closely with her patients and their parents to assess, diagnose, and treat ADHD, PTSD, OCD, chemical dependency, and mood disorders. Laurel believes in establishing a therapeutic alliance with all of her patients. She works with each family to develop the best evidence-based treatment strategies to meet their identified treatment goals
More Info About My Practice
I am a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. I provide medication management for common mental and behavioral health problems. I have a background in caring for youth who have experienced abuse and neglect. A third of the youth I treat identify as a sexual minority. I specialize in ADDADHD management, depression, anxiety and OCD. I work closely with therapists to develop the most holistic plan of care.
Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance
Children and teens who are treated with medication require holistic care which usually involves a therapist. In my practice I want to collaborate with a client's therapist, their parents and school (when indicated). I believe that medication can augment therapy but is not a replacement for therapy.