Therapist Profile

Name:
Laura Hughes Poppink, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
366 California Ave #8 Palo Alto, CA 94306
Phone:
(650) 266-9266
License Number
LMFT42918
Practicing Since:
2003
Additional Licenses:
MFT # 42918

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
My work is very supportive, strength-based, and solution-focused. Sessions utilize the empowering process of identifying individual and familial organizing patterns in order to help clients create more awareness, balance, choice, flexibility, and joy in their lives. I honor the strategic wisdom underneath client’s coping strategies while supporting them in developing healthier and more sustainable ways of meeting their needs. My interventions account for the biological, psychological, socio-cultural, and spiritual influences interwoven into each presenting issue. Clients develop emotional regulation tools, increase distress tolerance, and learn to tap into the power and wisdom of the mind/body connection through somatic practices. My work is designed to help clients connect with internal and external resources so they can not only cope more effectively but also discover more aliveness, inspiration and pleasure. Thrive not just survive!

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday - Friday 9am - 8pm
Services
Services Offered: • Psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families in order to overcome destructive organizing patterns and lead more fulfilling lives • Lead three therapy groups- GirlPower for adolescent girls, MAPS for Living for adults, and Women’s Wellness Walks for adult women • Special interest in supporting adolescents and their families • Collaborate with local psychiatrists when psychopharmacological support is needed • Diagnostic consultation for the assessment and treatment of chemical dependence. • AfterCare Treatment of chemical dependents, co-dependents, and adult children of alcoholics. • Consultation to recovery programs, clinicians, and attorneys for evaluation and treatment recommendations of chemically dependent individuals and families. • Develop integrative curriculums for addiction and trauma recovery • Psycho-educational trainings on topics such as adolescents and addiction, the link between trauma and addictive behavior, emotional surfing, how to tap into the power of Somatics, and trauma recovery designed to give clinicians new insight into challenging presenting issues as well as provide practical clinical tools they can utilize immediately to better serve their clients.
Insurance
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
Stanford University, BA, American Studies California Institute of Integral Studies, MA, Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Somatics

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
Adolescents
Anger Management
Anxiety
Attachment Therapy
Career Stress and Changes
Chronically Mentally Ill
Critical Incident Stress Management
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Couples
Crisis Intervention
Divorce/Dissolution
Eating Disorders
Employment Issues
Group Therapy
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Offenders)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Pain Management
Parenting
Personality Disorders
Pre-Marriage Counseling
PsychoEducational
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Trauma
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Art/Movement/Psychodrama
Attachment
Cognitive-Behavioral
Developmental/Depth
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Family Systems
Gestalt
Humanistic/Existential
Object Relations
Somatic
Transpersonal Psychology
Certifications
Somatics and Trauma Shiatsu
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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