Hi, my name is Laura Handley. I am a graduate level intern at CFMC working toward my master's in Marriage and Family Therapy at Touro University Worldwide. I attended the University of California, Davis for my undergraduate work, where I majored in Sociology and minored in Psychology.
I have a passion for helping people and in the therapeutic space I strive to provide a warm and supportive environment. With a person-centered and humanistic approach, I work to help clients achieve their desired goals and be the best versions of themselves.
I support children, adolescents, and adults. I have experience working with individuals and families through behavioral concerns, trauma and life stressors, challenges with self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and other mental health needs. I enjoy working with couples, parents, and families to foster strong, healthy connections. As a parent myself, I can relate to the struggles of raising children and I come alongside parents to give them the tools to be successful, especially in times of life transition or trauma. Additionally, I have training in perinatal mood disorders through Postpartum Support International. I enjoy working with individuals and families through the perinatal journey, from family planning, to pregnancy, postpartum, and overall family adjustment during this time.
I believe that healthy relationships are often the key to improved mental health. The work of building healthy relationships, as well as processing and repairing the wounds of past relational hurt, can lead to healing and thriving in our own lives. With each individual and family, my goal is to understand, educate, facilitate, and support you in whatever you are hoping to achieve.
Laura is available to support clients in-person and virtually in North Carolina.