I’m Laura Sanchez, a licensed Therapist/Social Worker based in the Omaha Metro Area - here to guide you through life’s most complex and difficult matters. Since 2008, I have worked with families, teens, and children dealing with challenging life experiences. My work has included therapy, case management, and a systems approach. I was born in Guadalajara, Mx and raised in various places in the US. I call Omaha my main home as I have lived here for over 20 years. I am married and have two children. We love to spend time as a family and enjoy experiencing new cultures.
ALL ABOUT THERAPY
According to the American Psychological Association, “Psychologists help people of all ages live happier, healthier and more productive lives.” Through the use of various psychotherapy methods and collaborative treatment measures, my patients develop life-changing habits to help them cope with any of life’s various obstacles. My therapy sessions are designed to dissect personal issues and provide patients with effective tools to help them see the glass half full instead of half empty.
Deciding to take a leap of faith and starting therapy is simultaneously the scariest and most courageous thing you can do. Have faith in yourself and your inner ability to heal and become the best version of yourself you can be. Let's start a conversation - contact me today.
SERVICES I OFFER
DOES COUPLES THERAPY WORK? KEYS TO SUCCESS
A recent Sunday edition of the New York Times featured an attention-grabbing article entitled, "Does Couples Therapy Work?" It was the buzz in my therapyoffice this week. Check out KPCC's in-depth exploration of the topic with host, Patt Morrison. Both stories highlight the challenges of couples therapy for both the couple and the therapist.
PTSD 101: STRESS, TRAUMA AND RECOVERY
You have probably heard of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), but may not know much about it. PTSD affects not only returning war veterans traumatized by military service, but many people who are exposed to terrorism, violence and natural disasters, shattering their sense of trust and safety.
After a traumatic event, everyone experiences some stress symptoms. These are normal reactions to abnormal events.
The Nebraska Gamblers Assistance Program wants you to know that gambling can be as addictive as illegal substances or alcohol. If you have a gambling plan, you stay in control of the time and money you spend on gambling to reduce your exposure to a gambling addiction.
If your gambling already controls you, the Nebraska Gamblers Assistance Program pays for counseling so that you can get your life back. Our trained counselors can help you with all the friends and family, legal and financial trouble gambling causes.
THERAPY FOR PROBLEM GAMBLING
Know the Risks
A preoccupation with gambling and the excitement of gambling with increasing risk. Pathological gamblers are unable to cut back on their gambling, despite the fact that it may lead them to lie, steal, or lose a significant relationship, job or opportunity.
KNOW THE WARNING SIGNS
❖ Always think about gambling
❖ Lie about gambling
❖ Spend work or family time gambling
❖ Feel bad after gambling but do not quit
❖ Gamble with money you need for other things
It might be time to seek help from a licensed professional. Therapy for Gambling Addiction help patients develop skills to gain recovery and long-term rehabilitation. Contact me today and let me help you find the best in yourself.
“ONE DAY, IN RETROSPECT, THE YEARS OF STRUGGLE WILL STRIKE YOU AS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL"