Long Beach Therapy

Laurel Lass

LCSW

DUANE OSTERLIND

Laurel Lass, LCSW

Anxiety, sadness, confusion, doubt, and challenges in our relationships keep us stuck in repetitive cycles which limit or prevent our experience of safety, ease, joy, and connection.
– Laurel Lass, LCSW

Thank you for reaching out for help.

As a practitioner, I use tools such as Mindfulness, learning to be present with what is, with our emotions, thoughts and body sensations, trusting that they will inform us and guide us.

Another powerful process I use with individuals is Guided Imagery and Music (GIM), an experiential process, through which clients explore and make sense of their inner world using music as a guide and creating a visual representation of the journey using color and shape.

With couples, I use a process called Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, which is grounded in our fundamental need for connection and which helps couples explore blocks and negative cycles which prevent them from creating a safe and secure bond.

two people holding handsAreas I specialize in:

 

  • Childhood Trauma and Abuse
  • Grief and Loss
  • Overwhelming Emotion
  • Feeling Numbed and Disconnected
  • Relationship Challenges

It is my goal to help individuals and couples overcome life difficult challenges and find joy happiness and peace.

 Education & Training

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Guided Imagery and Music (GIM)
  • Emotionally Focus Couples Therapy
  • Non-violent Communication
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
People come to therapy with a lot of questions, some are pragmatic; others are more essential yet often not asked directly such as:
Can I trust you?
I provide a safe, caring, and secure experience for you and I will be responsive and respectful of your needs. It is my deepest intention to contribute to your life in a way that allows you to grow and expand and embrace life more fully.
Can you help me?
I have not only the desire to help but the skills and experience to support you on your path. This includes training and experience in working with trauma and abuse, anxiety and depression, nonviolent communication, mindfulness, experiential therapies (GIM) and couple therapy (EFT).
Will you value me?
I have such admiration for those who seek to heal and create a more meaningful life. It is not always an easy path. But I do believe that I have a heart big enough to hold you as we walk the path together.

This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. vWelcome and entertain them all! The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing and invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.

– Rumi

If you are going through any mental/emotional struggles, you are not alone. It is time to get the help you deserve.

Call Us Today!

We are here to work with you and provide a level of commitment that no one else can. Let us help start or further your healing today so you have the strength to get through this tough time in your life.