Laura Haberer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Laura has been providing psychotherapeutic services for adults since 2018. She earned her Masters in Social Work from the University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice. Laura is currently in a training program to become a Certified Psychedelic-Assisted Therapist through the Integrative Psychiatry Institute. Laura worked for three years in community mental health providing crisis counseling and psychotherapy for a wide range of adults at the Welcoming Center in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Chicago.
I deeply believe that the root of healing is connection. Through a limitless possibility of life experiences, including trauma, stress, unhealthy relationships, living in oppression, etc, we can start to feel disconnected which shows up in our lives in ways that limit us. I believe that therapy can provide a space that facilitates rebuilding connection, be that with external factors in our lives or with ourselves. I have worked with people with depression, anxiety, traumatic stress disorders, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, autism, agoraphobia and more. However, all of those are just labels that use words to do our best to inform providers of how the human experience has affected someone. However, alone, those words fall short because each person is unique; I hold that with the utmost importance when working with clients.
My therapeutic practice involves many strategies, primarily mindfulness, body-based work, and radical acceptance. But more than any strategy or practice I may have in my toolkit, my main objective is to co-create a space that makes my clients feel safe and heard, above all else. My hope is to work with you to realize strengths and define what is most important to you so that you can live a life that aligns with your values. I consider it a great privilege when someone allows me to enter their life as their therapist and I never take that for granted.
“Human life is like a big warm coal fire that is glowing. But if you take out one coal and isolate it, it will burn out quickly. We keep each other warm by staying together.” – Freeman Lee