LAURA SPENCER, MSW, LCSW
Laura understands that it takes a lot of courage to pursue therapy and considers it an honor to be a part of a client’s journey towards less suffering and more meaning. Laura views the therapeutic relationship as fundamental to change and prioritizes connecting with clients through a warm, empathic, and nonjudgmental stance. She strives to create a safe enough space for clients to feel heard, seen, and supported in therapy. Laura utilizes a multicultural framework and tailors her approach to each client’s specific needs and goals. She draws from a variety of therapeutic interventions, including psychodynamic therapy, self-compassion, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and mindfulness meditation.
Laura is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and earned her Master in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Laura has experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families in a variety of clinical settings, including a pediatric hospital, UNC School of Medicine Child and Adolescent Outpatient Clinic, and UNC-Chapel Hill’s Counseling and Psychological Services. Laura is particularly passionate about working with adolescents and emerging adults around identity and belonging, adjustment, relationships, and coping with emotional distress.
- Academic & Career Stress
- Attachment Trauma
- Body Image Issues
- Coping Skills
Grief & Loss
Identity Exploration & Development
Spirituality & Faith-Based Concerns
“I understand that it takes a lot of courage to pursue therapy and consider it an honor to be a part of your journey towards less suffering and more meaning.”