Laura provides individual, couple, and family therapy for teens seventeen and up and adults. She specializes in couple therapy, infidelity, depression, anxiety disorders, adjustment reactions, midlife issues, grief, life transitions, shame, trauma and chronic illness. Laura has a special interest in and training for working on all levels; mind/body/spirit/energy to promote emotional wellness.She began her private practice in 1991 at Charlotte Psychiatric Associates after spending three years at Charter Pine Hospital providing family therapy for adolescents and their families. Laura was a founding member of Arboretum Behavioral Health Associates in 2000 and later joined Cameron Valley Associates in 2017. She recently moved her practice to Dillon Natural Health in April 2020. Laura earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her Social Work Master’s Degree at the University of South Carolina in 1985. Over the years, Laura has been trained in multiple healing modalities. She uses traditional counseling along with complementary techniques to enhance mental, physical and spiritual wellness. In addition to ongoing continuing education in psychotherapy, she attended classes in Spiritual Direction at the Haden Institute, with an Episcopal priest and became an Ordained Minister in the Alliance of Divine Love. Laura completed three levels of Reiki attunement, and additionally, she took classes in Incan Peruvian energy work from Shaman who spent time in the western NC mountains. Laura was mentored in clearing blockages and balancing chakras by a Shaman trained by the Four Winds School and the Serena School. She is certified in Emotion Code. Laura lives in Charlotte with her husband, Craig Bass, who is the CEO of Alexander Youth Network, and they have two grown sons. She is on several insurance panels including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Anthem BCBS, Aetna, Magellan, Beacon Health, CBHA, and Medicare. Please feel free to contact her at 704.706.3264 if you have any questions.