Lourie Bonsu

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate

Lourie Bonsu

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate

Professions: Counsellor
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Renee Cross, LPC #3042
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor Associate - 5760
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • AllWays Health Partners
  • Golden Rule
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Humana
  • Meritain/Weyco
  • Meritain Health
  • Optum
  • Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
  • UMR
  • United
  • United Health Care
  • United Healthcare Student Resources
Fees: $100-$200 per session, free 15-minute consultation
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604

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My Approach to Helping

I came into my therapy career with a wide range of life and professional experience, from talent acquisition to supply chain management. But all of my roles prior to therapy taught me the same thing: connection is essential to growth. It’s an honor to offer that connection to clients and walk alongside them as they learn to feel safe in their body and mind again.

In my practice, I specialize in trauma. Your body often carries the greatest burden of the trauma that has happened to you. That’s why my approach to trauma healing is holistic, body-based, and unified. In session, I’ll guide you through techniques for sensing and regulating your body and mind. We’ll help you reestablish a reciprocal relationship with your body, learn to turn inward with compassion, live more fully in your body, all while allowing time and space for the trauma to be processed. Time and time again, I’ve seen the power of these techniques to restore well-being by unwinding trauma.

More Info About My Practice

As someone who grew up in Ghana, where cultural humility and empathy are emphasized, I approach people with those principles ingrained. I'm passionate about helping people. By focusing on the strengths my clients bring to the table, I'm able to connect with them and bring out their best.

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Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I specialize in helping children, adolescents, adults, and families who have experienced trauma. That trauma can take any form- developmental, single-incident, or complex. Many people who have experienced trauma also face various mental health issues. I help them reclaim their lives.

    I have unique insight into the experiences of people who are immigrants, refugees, or survivors of sexual abuse. I invite anyone who is impacted by trauma to reach out to me so we can start your journey back to health.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Immigration issues
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior

Types of Therapy

  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Somatic Psychotherapy

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