Phone: (916) 685-5258

Laura Reames, M.A., LMFT, MFC43292, Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist


About Me and My Practice
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“Are you feeling stressed, depleted and stuck? Do you find yourself repeating behavior patterns that don’t help you move forward? Are you noticing you are drifting apart in your relationships rather than experiencing the closeness you desire?”  I am Certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples. Taking a step to seek help can open the door of hope.

Relationships are like a dance with predictable dance steps that either draw you closer or further apart. Do you want to dance a different dance? Are you ready to make changes that can move you closer to the satisfaction you desire? I am here to support you with compassion, genuineness and encouragement as you navigate through the challenges of your journey.

It is my belief in God, my belief in relationships and helping people over the years that moved me forward to become a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. My passion is empowering individuals, couples, children and families to see their strengths as resources in life’s challenges.  New Beginnings are within Your Grasp — call for a counseling appointment.

Specialty Areas

  • Therapy for Depression and Anxiety
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  • Couples Counseling
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Child and Adolescent Therapy
  • Play and Art Therapy
  • Parenting Support
  • Grief Counseling
  • Work and Career issues
  • Stress Management
  • Life Transitions
  • Women’s Issues
  • Trauma
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
  • CRM (Comprehensive Resource Model) which scaffolds resources while processing trauma
  • EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) for relationship challenges
  • FSAP (Feeling State Addiction Protocol)
  • Prepare/Enrich Relationship Assessment

Availability

Mondays  9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesdays  9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursdays 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Fridays  9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Insurance and Fees My fee is $110 for a 45 minute session and $145 for a 60 minute session. For EMDR, Feeling State Addiction Protocol and Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples, 60 – 90 minute sessions are recommended. I accept checks or cash for payment.  If you need to cancel a session, leave me a voicemail 24 hours in advance at (916) 685-5258 ext. 24 in order to avoid being charged for a missed session. It is always important to speak to your insurance about your coverage and benefits. I accept the following insurances:

  • MHN Managed Care
  • Victims of Crime
  • Blue Cross PPO Out of Network
  • Blue Shield PPO Out of Network
  • Any Insurance PPO Out of Network

 

Forms (pdf forms) After contacting me and scheduling an appointment, fill out the appropriate forms below.

For New Clients —  please complete the Client Intake Form below and bring it with you to the first appointment:
Intake Forms

Additional forms for Couples Counseling:
Couples Form

Additional forms for Child and Adolescent Counseling:
Parental Informed Consent Form
Child and Adolescent Data Form
Caregiver Affadavit   (fill out when requested by the therapist)

For Coordination with another Provider:
Authorization to Exchange Information Form

 

Education and Specialty Training

  • M.A. in Counseling, University of San Francisco, 2001
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, MFC43292, June 2006
  • EMDR Trained
  • Certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT)

Experience

  • Counseling for adults, children, adolescents, couples and family counseling in private practice, in community mental health and in the domestic violence field.
  • Groups focusing on parenting, women’s empowerment for survivors of domestic violence and in a lay capacity, women’s recovery groups for emotional health.
  • Clinical Supervisor providing individual supervision and group supervision for MFT interns.

 Professional Affiliations

  • CAMFT – California Association of Marriage Family Therapists
  • ICEEFT –  International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy

 


Psychology Today Link  

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Additional Website:  LauraReames.com

 


 

Contact Me

By Phone:      (916) 546-1444

By Email:       laurareameslmft@gmail.com

My Location: 

South Office, Creekside Counseling Associates
8861 Williamson Drive, Suite 40
Elk Grove, CA 95624

 

Directions

 


Videos

 

Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples

Dr. Sue Johnson, Founder of Emotionally Focused Therapy

 

Emotionally Focused Therapy Soothes the Threatened Brain by Sue Johnson


EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

 

What is EMDR?

Emdria EMDR in Action

 

EMDR Documentary Movie Trailer from EMDR in Action Website


Two Tools that help with Depression

 

What you Focus on, you Amplify. Video blog with Dr. Michael Yapko

The Merits of Play  Video Blog with Dr. Michael Yapko


De-Stress and Relax

 

Enjoy the beauty of the Creekside while listening to the Relaxing Music 

Piano Guys playing “A Thousand Years” from Christina Perri