Laura Clark, Psy.D.
- Years of psychotherapy experience: 8
- Accepts Insurance: Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield, The Alliance, WEA, UW-Madison's SHIP, Unity, & Quartz
- Modalities: Individual, couples, group
- Age: Adults and late adolescence
- All ethnicities, genders, religious/spiritual beliefs, and sexual orientations welcome
- Depression and anxiety
- Eating disorders and body image concerns
- LGBT issues
- Relationship concerns
- Life transitions
- College/graduate student mental health
* Please ask about your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.
For more information please see www.lauraclarkpsyd.com.
I strive to empower clients to make meaningful changes in their lives and create peace of mind. This empowerment begins with building a collaborative therapeutic relationship based on trust and understanding. I recognize that each person's life circumstances, experiences, and beliefs are unique, and I work to develop an understanding of these factors and to see the world from the client's point of view.
I also believe that it is important to meet the client where he/she is and to tailor the therapeutic process to the particular needs of each client. Therefore, I utilize an integrative style within a multicultural framework, drawing from a variety of approaches including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and interpersonal/relational therapies.
CBT focuses on developing coping skills and altering dysfunctional thought patterns (e.g. self-defeating or perfectionistic thoughts), which are linked to negative emotions and problematic behaviors. ACT uses mindfulness strategies to help people tolerate their distressing emotions and live their lives to the fullest. Finally, interpersonal/relational therapies emphasize the exploration of past and present relationships to overcome problematic relationship patterns, resolve other issues stemming from these patterns, and create healthy relationships.
Most importantly, we will work together to create an experience that is meaningful and helpful to you.
I am a licensed psychologist with a Psy.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Indianapolis. I completed my predoctoral internship at the University of Wisconsin- Madison's Counseling and Consultation Services and my post-doctoral fellowship at University of Michigan's Counseling and Psychological Services. I have extensive experience working with both undergraduate and graduate students with identity development/transitional issues, academic problems, and mental health concerns.
While at the University of Michigan, I completed a specialization in the treatment of eating disorders and body image concerns. I also have knowledge and experience with many other concerns such as anxiety, depression, stress reduction, LGBT issues, family conflict, relationship concerns, life transitions, emotional dysregulation, trauma, alcohol and substance abuse, and ADHD.
I provide both brief and long-term therapy for individuals and couples. I utilize traditional talk therapy as well as stress reduction techniques such as relaxation exercises. I also greatly enjoy group therapy and have facilitated interpersonal process groups, support groups, and topical therapy groups (e.g. eating disorders).
Please contact me for additional information or to make an appointment.
608-255-9119 ext. 8
Please note: E-mail is not a secure form of communication; confidentiality cannot be guaranteed.