Laura Whyte

Laura graduated from the University of Georgia with her bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice. She also completed her Master of Social Work at the University of Georgia and graduated with a certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy. Upon completion of her undergraduate work, Laura began working as an advocate for survivors of Domestic Violence at Project Safe, Inc. in Athens.  Laura spent four years at Project Safe working with survivors and those struggling with substance abuse.  During that time she gained skills and experience in crisis intervention, trauma, relationship dynamics, communication, and emotional regulation.  She also facilitated multiple support groups centered around trauma recovery.

Laura understands living with OCD and anxiety symptoms can be difficult and scary, but with the right treatment, there can be relief. Focusing on a strengths-based approach, she is experienced with utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Exposure and Response Prevention interventions, . Her goals are to help clients learn how to ease anxiety symptoms in an atmosphere of trust and hope.  She enjoys incorporating a hands-on, creative element to therapy through activities and grounding exercises and wants to ensure clients feel connected and understood. Her personal experience and passion for the OCD/anxiety population led her to this work, and Laura hopes to continue to advocate and educate others about its importance.  Laura is currently working toward independent licensure status and is under the direct supervision of Dr. Anastasia Shewell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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188 South Milledge Avenue
Suites 1 & 2
Athens, Georgia 30605

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(706) 425-2809

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