Laura Brooks


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

11042 Manchester Rd | Kirkwood, MO 63122

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