Laura Provancal, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, obtained her Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Laura is a warm and compassionate therapist who promotes resiliency in her clients. For the past 12 years, Laura has worked in school settings, and has collaborated with children and families. She has a strong passion for working with teens and adults that are facing challenges related to anxiety, depression, self-harm, school refusal, effective communication, adjusting to major life transitions and goal setting. Laura specializes in working with teens, adults and families to navigate change and life's challenges.
In addition, Laura has received extensive training in treating Perinatal Mental Health difficulties and has a strong interest in helping with major transitions in life faced by (new) parents, and especially with post-partum adjustment, which is often filled with overwhelming emotions and uncertainty.
Laura uses an eclectic approach to therapy and integrates various forms of evidence-based strategies to encourage self-expression in a way that feels comfortable to the client. People find that she is warm, open, encouraging, and direct. Laura considers herself an active therapist, who combines experience, education, creativity, and sense of humor with a down-to-earth, realistic approach to counseling. She truly believes in the power of healing through self-exploration and expression. Laura empowers her clients to expand their self-awareness, encourage inner growth and build personal resiliency when faced with challenges.