Laura Thomas, LICSW
I earned my master’s in social work from the University of Alabama and am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with 5 years of experience in the field. I have experience with ages 13+ and a wide variety of diagnoses. I am currently based in Auburn, AL but have telehealth capabilities for the state of Florida and the rest of the state of Alabama.
I am passionate about mental health, living a healthy lifestyle, and healing from past trauma to improve quality of life. I am a huge supporter of EMDR modalities for healing traumas and other symptoms and negative beliefs about oneself. I have personally healed through EMDR and seen the obvious progress of multiple clients while working with them through the 8-phase process. I quickly chose to complete an additional training on using EMDR through an attachment lens and thoroughly enjoy working with the diagnoses of C-PTSD and Borderline Personality Disorders, which both stem from significant developmental trauma and lead to anxious and/or avoidant attachment styles. I integrate CBT, parts work, attachment work, grief work, self-acceptance work, assertiveness training with boundary setting and maintenance training, and mindfulness strategies with EMDR. I meet each client where they are and collaborate with them on their goals to achieve graduation from therapy because the ultimate goal is to reach independence and sustainability.