Meet Laura

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East
End

Laura O'Marehen
BA

she / her / hers

Therapist Intern

Graduate Level

Specializations:

LGBTQIA+

Gender Identity & Sexuality

Anxiety & Panic

Infertility / Prenatal / Postpartum

Depression

LGBTQIA+ Affirming

   Services Offered:    

  • Individual Therapy

  • Telehealth Therapy

    Insurances Accepted:   

  • Sliding Scale ($20-$40)

   Ages:   

  • Adolescents/Teens (14-19)

  • Adults

Meet Laura!

 

Laura is a graduate level student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, working towards her Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is in the final stages of her Master's program, which allows her to see clients on a low sliding scale under the direct supervision of Open Space CCW's Executive Director and Clinical Director.

Who Do I Help?

I am passionate about serving the LGBTQIA+ community. I have lived experience as a queer woman with a trans partner with assisted reproduction and gender-expansive parenting. 

 

I help folks who are struggling with LGBTQIA+ related issues, including both gender identity and sexual identity. I also focus on helping those struggling with infertility, parenting, relationship issues, self-esteem, anxiety, and depression.

I am enthusiastic and passionate about this work and I truly believe that every person has the power to change their life.

 

I focus on wellness over illness, and I believe that it's important to consider how contextual (socioeconomic, political, cultural) factors play a role in your life and the things you are struggling with. I see the value of diagnosis, and at the same time, I hesitate to pathologize the human experience.

 

I help clients take back the pen to figuratively (and sometimes literally!) re-write their stories. This often involves exploring intersectional identities, clarifying values, and identifying and amplifying strengths in order to create a life story that is authentic and intentional.

 

What Can you Expect?

As a highly sensitive person, I am no stranger to strong emotions. I want you to feel comfortable bringing every part of yourself into the space. I will laugh with you, cry with you, curse with you--no judgement and no BS, ever.

I aim to take the mystery out of the counseling process and make it accessible for all. I will be transparent with you every step of the way, collaborate with you to set goals, and explain things to you in a way that actually makes sense.

Healing is a messy, painful, beautiful process--and I honor the strength it takes to start.

Bring your delicious beverage of choice, curl up where you feel comfy, and we'll tackle it together.

 When I'm not at Open Space CCW, you may also find me...

Goofing off with my family, reading, gardening, doing yoga, attempting to bake fancy pastries, or playing with power tools!

Call us for your free phone consultation, click the link above to schedule online, send us a message via our contact form below, or email us to get started.

724-777-1433

hello@openspaceccw.com