Owner, New Direction Counseling LLC
I’m Laura Brooks, a Licensed Professional Counselor practicing in the St. Louis, MO area.
I earned my Master’s degree in Forensic Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2005. Before that I studied at Saint Louis University, earning my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2003.
I have been practicing in the St. Louis area since 2005 providing individual and group therapy and teaching group educational classes.
Specializations: Abuse, Adults, Anxiety, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Emotional Eating, Family Conflict, Grief, Infidelity, Job Loss, Life Stress, Marital and Premarital Counseling, Panic, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Problem Solving Skills, PTSD-Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Relationship Issues, Self-Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Addiction, Sex Therapy, Social Skills, Stress Management, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, Women's Issues, Work Stress
Treatment Modalities: CBT-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eclectic Therapy, Family Systems, Family Therapy, Grief Counseling, IFS-Internal Family Systems, Individual Therapy, Marital Therapy, MBCT-Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Sex Therapy, Strength Based Perspective
Fee Scale: $110 (sliding fee scale available)
Payment Accepted: Cash, Check, Visa, MC, AMEX
Accepted Insurance Plans: Anthem, Blue Cross/Shield (BCBS), Optum, United Healthcare (UHC)
Availability: By Appointment Only
MS, Forensic Psychology, Chicago School of Professional Psychology
BS, Psychology, Saint Louis University
Certification and Training:
Internal Family Systems (IFS), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCD), Trauma