What Can I Expect for My First Session?
The Prescott Community Counseling office is colorful, has cozy, modern furniture, a quaint sitting courtyard, fun books in the foyer, waiting room, restroom, session/assessment room, WiFi, and convenient parking. This space was created specifically and intentionally for clients and built for relaxation and connection!
When you book an appointment:
I incorporate technology into my practice to simplify the intake processes so that you are not spending time filling out forms and required documents in the office.
If we decide to work togehter you will be provided a link with a password to a highly secure "Client Portal" in which documents will be provided and will often require your eSignature. This clinician-specific practice platform offers you HIPAA-Secure web messaging, email, Telehealth Video sessions, invoicing, and Super Billing services,
During the first psychotherapy session I will gather information to increase my capacity to support your symptomatology, proactiveness for counseling, and identify your initial therapeutic goals. We will briefly discuss any questions you may have regarding our work together and solidify the session and private practice policies.
The primary goal of the first session is to make space for you to be heard. I understand that coming to an initial session may feel overwhelming or provoke a little anxiety due to the "unknown." I honor and acknowledge the part of you already showing resiliency and bravery by attending your first appointment. I encourage you to recognize and celebrate this personal care-taking! I want you to know this space is a safe and non-judgmental environment for you to begin your journey to self-rediscovery and healing.
Let's talk about your challenges, goals, what's interfering with your progress and how to move forward. So come in, grab a cozy seat, a cup of joe or tea, and let's collaborate!
With me on the non-judgmental personal research process
Behaviors, thought processes, and approaches that no longer serve you
To your values, goals, and personal intuition
Your approach to facilitate your innate right to optimal, balanced living
Booking a Session
Due to an increase in solicitations and spam calls, email is the optimal form of contact at this time. Please email for more information by clicking the contact button below. All new clients are invited to participate in an initial consult call to assess needs/fit prior to booking a session.
If you do prefer telephone, please call 928-277-4832 and leave a brief messageI am often holding therapeutic sessions or teaching, and while you may receive voicemail you will receive a return call with 24-48hours.
Please see and submit the CONTACT FORM at the end of this page.
Laura is an approved Clinical Supervisor by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health and currently serves as faculty with Grand Canyon University as a clinical supervisor and site evaluator for students in the internship phase in the local Prescott Area. Additionally, Laura teaches graduate counseling students in trauma, addiction, and internship emphases, supporting counselors-in-training on their journey to state licensure.
Working within a Trauma-Focused, Integrated Clinical Supervision Model, I can support you in the development of diverse skills to explore and refine your professional counselor identity.
Let's collaborate and explore the foundational elements that support strong ethical clinical skills.
Telehealth Video Sessions
The use of web-based video sessions can be a beneficial source of connection.
HIPAA web-secure video sessions are available and often very convenient!
This modality can be useful during travel, disability, inclement weather, or
financial restrictions that inhibit transportation. These sessions cost no more than on-site sessions.
Prescott Community Counseling currently accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona. Telehealth services approval [web-based sessions] may or may not be approved by your BCBS plan. Most employee self-funded plans often do not qualify for Telehealth web sessions; please check with your plan. Policies vary, so please contact your insurance company to request information regarding your plan cost reimbursement for out-of-network psychotherapy/counseling services.
To reserve a session, a credit card must be submitted.
Payment is expected at the time or prior to services rendered via
Visa, American Express, MasterCard, Discover, Cash, or
Medical / Health Insurance payment cards such as HSA, FSA or HRA
Commitment to our therapeutic relationship is a vital part of building trust and personal accountability.
It is important that we agree and commit to our scheduled time together.
While I will make reasonable efforts to reschedule cancelled sessions due to medical or other emergencies, Please allow 48-hours notice if you need to cancel or change the time of an appointment or it will be necessary for my biller to charge a cancellation fee.
By honoring the 48-hour notice cancellation policy, you are offering a courtesy
to patients on a waiting list. Thank you for your flexibility!
What is HIPPA?
HIPPA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.
Medical and Mental Health Care Providers are bound by this act to ensure to utmost privacy and security of your mental health and medical care information.
Prescott Community Counseling, LLC abides by all requirements to safeguard your personal data.
American Counseling Association
American Psychological Association
Arizona Counseling Association (AzCA)
Chi Sigma Iota Academic and Professional Honor Society
EMDRIA International Association
Association of SandPlay Therapy [MAST]
Life Coach Training Institute
The Granite Mountain Psychological Association
The International Association of Trauma Professionals
Member of IEATA * International Expressive Arts Association
The National Board of Certified Counselors
Registered SoulCollage® Facilitator
Verified Member of Psychology Today for Practitioner Services