About Laura Centurelli, LCSW

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I have twenty years of experience working with children, teens, and young adults diagnosed with chronic medical and mental health conditions.  Chronic illnesses, mental health diagnoses, life stressors/difficult times, and the experience of trauma are all difficult to manage, can make people feel different or alone,  These things may cause emotional distress and behavioral difficulties.  I work with individuals and their families to integrate effective self-management strategies into daily life to promote wellness, enjoyment and a life worth living.

My approach is person centered with a trauma informed lens.  I am trained in EMDR and find it to be successful in the treatment of trauma related stressors, anxiety, depression, adjustments, grief, and phobias.  In addition to EMDR. I interweave Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Play therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy in my approach to help individuals achieve their best quality of life.  Watching clients succeed is why I do this work.  

I am passionate about helping people heal and have always enjoyed doing so in some capacity. I come from a family of teachers, nurses and mental health providers. I have an early background as a nurse’s aide, have worked in residential treatment services for many years, and I have always looked at problems with a trauma informed lens. 

I prefer to work with children, teens, and adults of any age and families when clinically indicated.  My focus with these young people is to improve interpersonal skills, learn valuable safety skills and to develop positive and effective coping skills.  

In addition, I have expertise working with persons diagnosed with individual co-occurring medical diagnoses including Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, Renal Failure, Cerebral Palsy, and rare genetic disorders such as Prader Willi and Di George’s Syndrome.    

I look forward to working with you.  

I am currently in the process of contracting with Anthem, Aetna, Husky, and Cigna. I am able to accept out-of-network and private pay at this time.

To contact Laura directly, click the button below, or call 860-856-5388!