I help millennials thrive and achieve to be their authentic selves without being held back by their own fears.

Learn about me and how I can help.

Struggling with who you are and what you want out of life.

Being a millennial means there is a great deal going on at one time in your life; mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.

At times you might feel like there is no one or no simple answer to help you figure out your career, your finances, your current life experiences, or even your relationships with family and friends. You’re trying to make this “Adulting” thing look easy.

But inside there might even be a greater struggle and turmoil.

You might be struggling with where you think you should be in life, comparing yourself often to others and telling yourself you’re not good enough.

Most of the time you are your own worst critic. Even though you want to voice more of your thoughts and opinion, you tend to worry what others will think of you.

Do you find yourself worrying about everything, even things you know don’t even matter?

I’m ready to help

Hi, I’m Laura and I’m excited you found my page. I love working with young adults and millennials.

You each have a special place in my heart and I feel blessed I get to be part of each one’s journey.  I provide counseling in an emphatic, compassionate and collaborative environment. 

As a therapist, I partner with you to help you become more self-aware, strengthen and empower your mindset, learn new problem solving and coping skills.

I specialize in cognitive behavioral therapy which explores relationships among thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. This therapy helps in discovering dysfunctional thought patterns leading to negative behaviors and beliefs.

I also utilize Interpersonal Therapy, which is a form of therapy where we learn to improve your relationships with others by learning to express your emotions and solve problems in healthier ways. Interpersonal therapy also helps you to resolve or adapt to troubling life events, build social skills and organize your relationships to increase support for coping with mental health struggles and life stressors.

In addition, I may also use other approaches/techniques to best suit your needs like:


Anxiety reduction

Family of origin


Mood management

Self compassion

Shame resiliency

Stress management

A Little Bit More About Me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the great state of Texas. I attended Texas Tech University and received a B.A. in Psychology.  I attended graduate school at The University of Texas at Tyler and received a M.A. in Counseling with a specialization in Family and Marriage.

I have experience in working with a children’s shelter and provided direct care to children coming from a variety of distressing situations.  I also have experience in a college counseling setting, assisting students struggling with college-life related stressors. I’ve also worked in community clinic settings, providing counseling, skills training and psychosocial rehabilitation to children, adolescents, and adult populations.

Since 2015 I have worked in private practice setting and have cultivated experience with tweens, teens, twenty somethings and individuals of all ages. I have worked closely with those struggling to overcome childhood trauma, life transitions, anxiety, depression, and family of origin issues.

I’m a good old west Texas girl and grew up in Midland, Texas. I have been living in the Dallas area since 2012. My personal passions include having a green thumb turned gardening growing tomato master, cooking all things spicy, traveling, hiking in Texas largest national park aka Colorado, DIY projects, four legged friends and most importantly coffee.

Contact Me Today to Talk

I’d love to find out what I can help you with. Call (972) 440-5178 or email me at lnelsoncounseling@gmail.com for a free 15-minute consultation

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