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Erika Laurentz, LMFTA 
JD, M.Psych

Marriage & Family Therapist

1.

Individual
Therapy
  • Trauma/PTSD Therapy

  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Social Anxiety/Phobias

  • Suicide

  • Grief & Loss

  • End of Life

  • Autism Spectrum 

  • Court Ordered

2.

Couples
Therapy
  • Rekindling love

  • Separating respectfully

  • Traditional and non-traditional families

3.

LGBTQI
Therapy
  • Coming out

  • Gender transitioning

  • Minority Stress

4.

Family Therapy

Therapy beyond the couple, for the larger family.

 
My Approach

Rapport between the therapist and client is the single most important predictor of healing.  A large part of having rapport is feeling safe.  Being in rapport means that I will listen to you, without judgment.  Therapy with me blends working with the smartest and most primitive parts of your mind.

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About me

People often identify me as  compassionate.  I've lived passionately, often burning the candle at both ends and, somehow, finding myself in a better place every time things looked bleak.

If you or someone you know is self-harming, or is in danger of committing serious self harm, open the link below to find the nearest mobil crisis team, or call 911.
https://www.hca.wa.gov/health-care-services-supports/behavioral-health-recovery/mental-health-crisis-lines
 

Survival

 

When I’m naked,

Truly naked.... not just bare skinned,

You can trace networks of scars

That run through psyche and flesh and time.

You can see horror woven with love.

You can see empty spaces,

Where the bits I gave away to survive once lived;

Like currency for food,

I had to, my love.

Erika Anne Laurentz

September 23, 2015

On Joy and Sorrow

Your joy is your sorrow unmasked.

And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears.

And how else can it be?

The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.

An excerpt from On Joy and Sorrow

Kahil Gibran

Public Domain

1923