At Symmetry Counseling, we are proud of our staff of highly trained and experienced licensed mental health professionals. In the video above, you can get to know Laura Cox, who is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) at our practice. If you are interested in receiving therapy from Laura, make an appointment today.

What made you decide to become a therapist?

I always knew I wanted to be in a helping field, whether that be a doctor or a teacher, but then I was on the other side of therapy as a client and saw just how helpful and magical and life-changing therapy could be. I realized that I wanted to be part of that therapeutic process and help facilitate positive change for my own clients.

What are your specialties?

I really enjoy working with people who have experienced any sort of trauma, whether that be relational or from combat, whatever it may be. I also specialize in chronic illness, chronic pain, and any sort of physical disability. I also really enjoy working with people who struggle with anxiety and depression

What is your therapeutic stance?

I would say that I’m probably an integrative therapist. I was trained in a program that was really psychodynamically oriented, but I also find it very useful to incorporate different theories from dialectical behavioral therapy, I really enjoy client-centered therapy with their unconditional positive regard and empathy, and I also really enjoy bringing in mindfulness and mind/body modalities into my therapy.

What do you enjoy about being a therapist?

What I love about being a therapist is I find that it is such a big honor to be let into someone’s world and to travel with them on a journey to being able to find happiness or being able to learn coping mechanisms. I just find the whole therapeutic process to be beautiful, and I love being able to watch hand-in-hand with my clients as we kind of go through that process together.

If you were an animal, what would you be?

If I were any animal, I would probably be an elephant. They are extremely empathic and they also travel in groups. I’m a very social person and I really enjoy being around people so I would say that’s probably the animal I would be.

What do you do for self-care?

For self-care, I do a mindfulness app right before bed. I also find rock-climbing is one of the most mindful things I have ever done in my life. When you’re on the wall, you can’t think of anything else except where your hands and where your feet go next.

What are your hobbies?

Rock-climbing, of course. I also enjoy long-distance running and writing. I really have a hodge-podge of hobbies.

Are you an early bird or a night owl?

I am absolutely a night owl. I am not good with mornings.

What is your favorite quote?

My favorite quote, although it feels kind of cliche as a therapist, is, “Be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle.”