Laura Alfonso is passionate about helping clients express feelings, adopt helpful thought patterns, and achieve meaningful change. She holds a holistic view of counseling and her approach is responsive toward the unique needs and strengths of every client. Laura works to create a safe and encouraging environment where clients can feel valued and heard. Treatment modalities may include play therapy, activity therapy, and talk therapy.
Laura earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University and her Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary. During her time at Dallas Theological Seminary, she received extensive training on incorporating spiritual issues into the counseling process. Laura works with clients from all faiths and worldviews and is able to offer Christian counseling to clients who prefer a Christian approach.
Laura served as a counseling intern at the Dallas Children's Advocacy Center where she provided therapy services to children who experienced sexual abuse. She also provided additional support and therapy services to their family members. Laura’s experience includes play therapy for children, activity therapy for adolescents, and talk therapy for adults.
Laura has experience in partial hospitalization and outpatient settings working with issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, self-harm, suicidal ideation, aggression, and school refusal. She has experience with several different treatment modalities, including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
As a Cuban-American, Laura has a deep familiarity with multicultural contexts and Hispanic culture. She offers bilingual therapy for Spanish speakers.