Laura Balfor, LICSW

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Laura Balfor is a therapist with a unique approach, viewing therapy through a social justice lens and drawing on her own mixed-race and non-binary experiences. She works with clients of all ages and offers help for a variety of conditions such as anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, and more. Additionally, she provides support services like parenting guidance, holistic health planning, and help for those dealing with adoption issues or autism. Laura brings efficiency, compassion, and a good sense of humor to her work.

Before becoming a therapist, Laura was a ballet director, giving her firsthand experience with eating disorders, nutrition, and body image issues, which now inform her therapeutic work. She also has a deep understanding of race and gender theory, which she uses to create an empowering and inclusive environment for her clients. Laura believes in a holistic mind-body approach to therapy, focusing on creativity, resourcefulness, and promoting radical joy. Committed to processing both individual and systemic trauma, Laura is a strong advocate for her clients, helping them enact change in their personal lives, their communities, and even on a broader scale.

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Job Title
Clinical Social Worker/Therapist


Attachment-Based, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Couples Counseling, Culturally Sensitive, Eclectic, Emotionally Focused, Existential, Expressive Arts, Family Systems, Family, Feminist, Individual, Interpersonal, Intervention, Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), Multicultural, Relational, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Somatic, Trauma Focused
Addiction, ADHD, Adoption, Alcohol Use, Anger Management, Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality (BPD), Career Counseling, Child, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Drug Abuse, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Education & Learning Disabilities, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Grief, Hoarding, Infertility, Infidelity, LGBTQ+, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Addiction, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Use, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma & PTSD, Weight Loss
Age Groups
Toddler, Child (6 to 10), Preteen, Teen, Adult, Senior (65+)


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