Laura Donnell is a licensed master social worker (LMSW license #: 104825). Employed by Cerebral. Supervised by Ashley Stafford LCSW-S (license #: 63341). Laura is also an independently licensed chemical dependency counselor (LCDC license#:15697). She graduated from the University of Southern California with a master’s degree in social work with a concentration in mental health counseling, and is currently finishing her dissertation for her doctorate in education (EdD). Laura has experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), and Solution Focused Therapy. She also has experience treating substance use disorders as a licensed chemical dependency counselor. She understands the importance of a trusting therapeutic relationship and works closely with you to understand and help you achieve your goals. She believes in creating a safe space free of judgment and full of support. She recognizes the importance of normalizing mental health and viewing it as equally important to physical health - and she hopes to improve accessibility to mental health care services for all! In her free time you can usually catch Laura spending time relaxing with her fiancé and two pups, visiting family/friends, or attending some concert or sporting event in her area!
I swim for brighter days despite the absence of sun. …I’m not giving in - I swim. - Andrew McMahon