Laurie Howell


Laurie Howell


Not Accepting New Clients
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapist - 977
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)


5200 Park Road
Suite 104E
Charlotte, North Carolina 28209

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My Approach to Helping

During the past 20 years working as a family therapist I have witnessed the importance of the therapeutic relationship. Deciding to seek therapy and the process of therapy itself can both be very challenging. When the therapeutic relationship is strong, the process is easier. In my practice, I seek to create a sense of trust and comfort for all members of a family. When working with people, I approach the problems they identify with a stance of curiosity and hope. I seek to understand each problem a client wants to work on, and I believe that every one of my clients has the strength and the knowledge within them to make progress.
Seeking treatment is a brave decision, and I am humbled by my clients' courage everyday.

More Info About My Practice

I am not currently accepting any marital or couples therapy referrals.

I am an in-network provider for CBHA and BCBS of NC.

I offer reasonable, competitive self-pay rates.
There are many benefits to treatment outside the confines of managed care, and the most important one is the right to choose the therapist who is a good fit for you and your family.
Most insurances will reimburse you a certain percentage of the fees I charge for sessions. Payment is due at the time of service. I will provide you with a detailed receipt including all the necessary information you will need to submit to your insurance provider for out-of-network

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

I have expertise in working with adolescents and their families. Adolescents respond well to my style of therapy and to the relaxed environment of our office. I have expertise and years of practice treating depression, anxiety, family conflict, behavioral problems at school, behavioral problems in the home, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), adjustment to divorce, and grief.
I am not currently accepting any maritalcouples therapy referrals.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

Therapy seekers who are on the fence about starting therapy are in the majority. Most people aren't completely enthusiastic and excited about starting therapy. Usually I find that clients on the fence feel much better about starting therapy once they find the right therapist. The doubts, fears, and worries about starting therapy are usually alleviated once an ethical, therapeutic relationship is established. Find a therapist who is a good fit for you.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Adolescents, Sexual Abuse Survivors, Families

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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