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Laura Burton

Clinical Intern

Laura Burton holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Boise State University and is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Idaho State University - Meridian. As a Supervised Intern Counselor under the license of Noble Intent Clinical Director, Maddie Rousseau, Laura is passionately engaged in her counseling practice.

 

Laura's counseling philosophy is deeply rooted in the Person-Centered approach pioneered by Carl Rogers. She is dedicated to establishing a safe, non-judgmental space that allows clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences at their own pace. Operating within a collaborative and empathetic environment, Laura also integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques into her therapeutic approach, providing practical strategies to reshape negative thought patterns and facilitate positive change. Laura's approach is further enriched by the incorporation of Existentialism, encouraging clients’ exploration into meaning, purpose, values, personal responsibility, and discovering deeper meaning in their lives. When working with children, Laura enjoys utilizing play therapy as a powerful avenue for healing, promoting emotional regulation, and problem-solving skills, as well as art therapy to foster self-discovery, boost self-esteem, and encourage a sense of accomplishment.

 

During sessions with Laura, clients assume a central role as the experts of their own lives. Laura offers guidance, active listening, and genuine understanding to unearth strengths, enhance self-awareness, and develop strategies to overcome obstacles. She places a strong emphasis on authenticity, urging clients to express themselves openly, fostering a sense of empowerment and deep self-acceptance. Through this holistic and integrated approach, Laura is dedicated to walking alongside clients on their journey to self-discovery and healing.

 

In her free time, Laura enjoys spending time with her loved ones, soaking in Boise’s beautiful outdoors with her two dogs, and engaging in self-care and creative and expressive outlets such as singing, songwriting, and dancing.

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