Teen Therapy and Counseling

Teen Therapy and Counseling

Teenagers have unique concerns that may be difficult for parents to understand. Our non-judgmental, caring approach is especially helpful when working with teens who feel beaten down by peers, school, and society; or who experience anxiety. Our therapists have the unique ability to connect empathetically, maintain confidentiality, and help teens communicate with their parents in a more peaceful, authentic way. We include parents in family sessions or parent groups whenever possible.

Child Counseling and Therapy

Child Counseling and Therapy

Laura has worked with children and their families for over 30 years, first as a teacher and school administrator, on a personal level as a foster and adoptive parent, then as a Court Appointed Special Advocate, next as a Parent Coach, and then as a case manager. Through all of these experiences she has found that the most challenging and rewarding work was one-on-one with a child or parent who was hurting. Laura's gift is in building a rapport and understanding, and seeing strengths where others see only weaknesses. Laura's Interns have experience with children as well. If you bring your child to us for therapy, he/she will be cherished, not "discussed" or "fixed". We require parents to be involved in the therapy and will help you see your child in a new light. 

Laura's specialty is in working with traumatized children, including those who have experienced significant loss through foster care and/or adoption.

Some of the treatment modalities we use are play therapy, sand tray therapy, milieu therapy, and artistic expression.

Laura Slagle, LMFT 6276 N First Suite #103, Fresno, CA 93710