Laura Stephens (DuBois) is a dedicated and compassionate mental health professional, currently under the supervision of Orville McNeil, MSSW, LCSW-S, CPP, CGP, ACT. She earned her graduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis, where she concentrated in clinical mental health and specialized in sexual health and education. Laura’s expertise lies in working with adults and older adolescents, particularly those who have faced challenges such as PTSD, domestic violence, anxiety, depression, career/life stress, grief, substance abuse, personality disorders, LGBTQIA, ADHD, bipolar disorders, and relationship/couples/marital difficulties.
In her practice, Laura adopts a holistic approach, centering her work on meeting clients at their current stage in their journey. She emphasizes the importance of setting clear, client-centered goals and fostering a space where individuals feel empowered to lead their transformational process. Laura strongly believes in the autonomy of her clients, recognizing them as experts in their own lives. Her therapeutic style is characterized by a person-centered approach, creating a non-judgmental and safe environment that cultivates trust in the therapeutic relationship. Her work is grounded in a Humanistic perspective, which means she collaborates closely with each client to develop a therapeutic plan tailored to their personal growth and self-discovery.