Welcome to my practice, my name is Laura Robinson. I am a wife, a mother and a believer in the resiliency of the human spirit. The courage it takes to face your fears and bring to me what feels like the worst of you is a humbling experience for me. I am blessed to embark on the journey of healing and hope with you. I graduated with my M.S. in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2012. I am currently licensed as a State Intern in Nevada (# MI0909). I am a registered member of American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). I am regularly supervised by two AAMFT approved supervisors. I also strive to attend trainings and always learn more about how to improve my treatment. I teach undergraduate courses online at UNLV-CFT 150 and 360. I received my undergraduate degree in Applied Child Studies from Mount Royal College (now Mount Royal University) in Calgary, AB, Canada. Between my degrees I worked in Residential Treatment with at risk youth in Canada for two years.
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As a marriage and family therapist my training has been from a systems perspective. Systems therapy works with the relationship and cycles of interaction between persons. Within the context of systems that may be affecting one’s life, issues such as gender, culture, and spirituality are considered. During our first couple of sessions, we will set specific goals to accomplish based on your presenting problem. I will gather data on your presenting problem and we will work together to find solutions. I believe that therapy not only takes place in the therapy room, but also between sessions. Therefore, a part of your therapeutic process may include assignments outside the therapy room.
I work with individuals, couples, families and groups. The approaches that I use in treatment vary but are typically more: Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavior (DBT) and Mindfulness influenced, Emotionally Focused (EFT), Narrative and Solution Focused/Brief therapies. I come from a strength based lens. I seek to empower and encourage clients to make the changes they desire. I also find the use of metaphors helpful. I believe the relationship between the therapist and the client is essential for treatment and ultimately for healing to occur.
My approach is also collaborative, creating a strong therapeutic relationship and providing a safe environment to discuss any obstacles that arise. I love my work and take great pride in the healing and benefits that come from therapy. I believe everyone deserves the best opportunity to make a positive change.