If you are looking for support and guidance through a challenging time or want to better understand and change longstanding patterns, I am available to work with you to achieve your goals.  Reaching out for professional help can be deeply enriching, and an important step in moving you along your journey of healing and growth.

I offer individual therapy and couples counseling.  My style is engaged, curious, empathic and collaborative. Together we will explore unresolved experiences that may be impacting your life and help you to have more choice, fulfillment and joy.

I specialize in helping people with dating/relationships. If you want an intimate relationship that feels healthy and satisfying, I am available to guide you there. I also specialize in working with high achievers. You may have accomplished a lot but know that something is missing or you just don’t feel as good as you would like. If this describes you, I welcome the opportunity to support you in finding emotional stability, life balance and meaning.

I have noticed that when you are struggling and you are able to find compassion for yourself, things begin to shift. No matter how far away your goals may seem, allowing self-compassion makes it possible to feel what’s there and move toward greater acceptance, openness, and clarity. If you are able to treat yourself kindly and patiently while you heal, you will find that you absolutely can have what you most desire.

Some of the benefits of therapy include:

  • Resolving anxiety and/or depression
  • Feeling better and less susceptible to mood swings
  • Having more satisfying relationships
  • Knowing yourself better and feeling more connected to yourself
  • Getting clarity on what brings you meaning
  • Being able to move more directly and consistently toward your goals

“How do you ever begin to thank the person who helped you change your life?  Laurie is in every definition of the word, phenomenal.  For the rest of my life I will be grateful and utilize the tools she taught me.  She always seemed to understand what I had been through and helped to guide me through it.  Every aspect of my life  has changed in profoundly positive ways thanks to what I learned from Laurie and, when I left therapy, it was the most meaningful ‘graduation’ of my life.”  Jen C.

Finding a therapist you feel comfortable with is important.  I encourage you to call me at 415-272-9931 or email me at ljpantell@gmail.com to schedule an initial free phone consultation.