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Over 25 years experience as a therapist,

Laura specializes in:

  • Therapy for Mood Challenges such as Depression and Anxiety

  • Guiding You Through Emotional and Physical Illness

  • Support for caregivers of aging parents and ailing loved ones

  • Dealing with Dementia in your family

  • Relationship Beginnings and Relationship Ending

  • LGBTQIA Affirming

  • Bereavement Counseling

  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorders

  • Anger Management Skill Development

  • Parenting Coaching

  • Social and Emotional Learning and Skill Development for Adults and Children

  • Coping with Angry Spouses or Partners

  • Work and Career issues

  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder

  • Spiritual Journey / Spiritual Crisis

  • ADHD Coaching for Adults, Children, and Parents of Children with ADHD

  • Conflict Resolution

  • LCSW Supervision

  • Cognitive Based Therapy​, Relational Therapy, Narrative Therapy

  • Individual and Relationship Therapy​

  • Change Management and Corporate Team Relations

Laura Brightwood, LCSW

Training and Publications

Laura attended the University of Kentucky, completing her degree in social work in 1996. She has been a fully licensed clinician in NC since 2001. She achieved her M-Div degree in pastoral counseling and theological studies in 1988. 

Laura has published over 30 books. Her expertise in bereavement, social and emotional learning, parenting, and emotional literacy have been captured in both fiction and nonfiction for children, parents and professionals. 

My Publications
I have worked in a variety of settings including community based organizations, hospitals, outpatient and inpatient clinics, in home settings, nursing homes, hospice, retirement communities, churches, corporations, and non-profit agencies.  My practice has included individual, couple, family and group work with all ages. I have lead therapy groups, parenting classes, and led public and professional trainings on many topics.  I have worked with some amazing people who have taught me much about the diversity of life and the many challenges we face as humans.  
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