LAURA KATER, AMFT #118109
Therapist

Laura Kater, AMFT

Hi, I'm Laura.

It's hard to choose a therapist just by looking at a few paragraphs. Therapy is an intimate, professional relationship; it is like no other relationship. You make an appointment with a stranger to sit down to talk about difficult emotions and personal struggles. You will probably be feeling nervous and vulnerable, which is entirely normal.

 

The best therapeutic relationship is one where the therapist can make you feel less anxious and vulnerable. That is when you can look at your past, present, or future struggles and worries and make changes to live a more peaceful and fulling life. I want to provide you a secure environment that you feel free to talk about your life. The therapeutic relationship should be judgment-free, one in which you do not have to worry about hurting anyone's feelings. Therapy  

is your time to talk about the things you need to talk about without the concern of anyone else's emotions. These are the reasons that make this relationship different from the others in your life. Therapy is not always fun and definitely not always easy. But, I believe that laughter and easy conversations can also be pleasant and rewarding.

Through our work together, my goal is to empower you. You will learn how to embrace the complications of daily living to create an intentional and purpose-filled life. My approach to counseling could be described as holistic, integrative, and strengths-based. Creativity and humor are always welcome in my practice. I utilize various effective evidence-based approaches based on individual needs and preferences including, narrative, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and play therapy.

 

I received my Master's degree from Californian Lutheran University in 2019. I have experience working with children, young adults, and the elderly. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading, making home improvements, and exploring new places in my spare time.

Laura is supervised by Melissa Stander, LMFT.

Locations:

  • Telehealth

Insurances Accepted:

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross

  • Anthem Medi-Cal 

  • Cigna

  • MHN Medi-Cal

  • Reduced Fee Also Available

Specializations:

  • Children

  • Young Adults/Adults

  • Family

  • First Responders

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Trauma

  • Relationship Issues

  • Coping Skills

  • Stress

  • Family Conflict

  • Grief

  • Life Transitions

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