Mental Health Therapy and Addiction Counseling In Person or Virtual Telehealth. Located in Doylestown, PA.
It is my goal to provide a safe environment for my clients to express their feelings and explore their story. Human connection is a simple yet powerful gift you deserve, and as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I give my clients the space to examine and process their feelings. By building our therapeutic relationship, we can begin identifying your needs and values.
I know change can feel isolating, difficult, and even impossible at times, but I'm here to help.
I believe everyone is capable of living the life they want and deserve, and sometimes we just need someone to walk with us, hear us and understand our struggle. I understand trust is essential when beginning and engaging in therapy and therefore promise to remain transparent and honest with you during the course of our therapeutic relationship.
I provide therapy to teens, young adults and adults.
Each person is unique and I adjust my approach to meet each client's specific needs. In my approach, I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and principles of Internal Family Systems (IFS). I view every individual through an attachment, relational and systems lens. These approaches take into account the larger context of the client's life and the role they play in each system: school, work, relationships, society, etc.
As a therapist, I model and reinforce healthy communication while educating about positive coping skills and behaviors. I also enjoy incorporating mindful practice and self-awareness techniques. I am compassionate, and committed to providing the best care possible. I promise to participate in continuing education courses to provide you with the latest evidence-based treatment options.
I am also available to provide neurodiversity affirming and culturally informed Autism , ADHD and PTSD testing.
Laura is passionate about working with Adult Children of Alcoholics (or other substance use disorder), LGBTQIA+ and Neurodivergent (ADHD, Autism) populations. She is also skilled in working with clients who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety or mood disorders.
Laura has over 10 years experience working with individuals and families who have experienced the impact of substance use disorder. She worked for several years as a contracted school counselor, supporting students who are experiencing emotional or behavioral difficulties. Laura is part of the queer community, and as such has unique insight.
Laura is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is a graduate of Kutztown (Bachelors in Psychology) and Temple University (Masters in Social Work).
Laura's services are available virtually, or in person. Her office is located in Fountainville, PA, just 2 minutes outside of Doylestown
Laura Velas, LCSW
If you are interested in counseling services, you can email, call or text to connect to Laura!
Mailing Address: PO Box 593, Fountainville, PA 18923