Laura Wallace, Ph.D, LMFT

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Laura Wallace, PhD, LMFT, provides mental health services to children, adolescents, couples, and families in Federal Way, Washington. Her counseling approach integrates systemic, strategic, and Gestalt therapy to increase awareness and empower clients to improve their lives and relationships.
 
Laura is a licensed marriage and family therapist and supervisor. She has extensive experience working with couples and families struggling with addiction, conflict, strained relationships, and issues of adoption, sexuality, or trauma. She also counsels individuals who are seeking ways to improve their lives and relationships in the midst of grief, anxiety, depression, ADHD, a history of trauma, or faith-related issues.

Laura specializes in...

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Couples conflict / communication issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Suicidality and self-harm
  • Adoption and foster care
  • Family conflict
  • Discernment counseling
  • Academic concerns
  • ADHD (child and adult)
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Anger management
  • Domestic violence or abuse
  • Sexual abuse and trauma
  • Spiritual or faith-based issues

With specialized training in trauma response, Laura helps clients become aware of the spiritual dynamics, family of origin patterns, repetitive attachment fears, and thoughts and ideas that have become ingrained in their approach to the world. She has been trained in Brief Strategic Family Therapy and Multisystemic Therapy. She has also received training in Discernment Counseling for couples who are considering divorce.

Laura's approach is compassionate and collaborative. She offers...
  • individual counseling
  • family therapy
  • couples sessions
  • pre-marital counseling
  • parenting training
  • discernment counseling
  • classroom consultations
  • school-based behavioral coaching
  • group psychotherapy
  • online therapy

Laura's credentials include...

  • a Masters of Family Therapy from Southern Connecticut State University
  • a PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, TX
  • an AAMFT Approved Supervisor designation
  • clinical membership in the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
  • a license to practice Marriage and Family Therapy in Washington State and in Texas

She is also a former AAMFT Minority Fellow whose research interests include the intersection of mental health and education. As a former teacher, Laura loves helping students achieve their potential and supporting educators in their work. She has experience in a variety of clinical settings including in-home family therapy, school-based counseling, and private practice. She also has specialized experience working with adolescents in the juvenile justice system and parents at risk of losing their children because of substance abuse. 

Cost: 


Individual, couple, and family therapy sessions (including discernment counseling, pre-marital, and online) last for 50 minutes and cost $125 / session. Group therapy is $45 per session for hour-long groups and $65 for one-and-a-half hour groups. Pricing for school-based services and parenting trainings are available upon request.


Dr. Laura Wallace Reaches

Federal Way WA

Clients throughout Texas