About Laura
pastoral counseling, Christian counseling, therapy, psychotherapy, counseling, Maryland, Ellicott City, LCPC, insurances accepted, self-pay, trauma, depression, Bowen family system(s), family counseling, family systems theory, family systems, Bowen, telehealth, in-office, in-person, in person, adolescent, adolescents, mental health

Laura Hollister, MDiv, LCPC, NCC

I provide mental health services to persons of all faiths, races, and sexual orientations, ages 13 and above. My competencies include couples/family/
relationship issues, grief, anxiety, psychosis, depression, and trauma. I continually learn new treatments to meet my client's needs.

My therapeutic approach is founded in my belief that we are all broken - while the God I love desires that we all experience the "life to the fullest" (John 10:10). I seek to help each client know what it means to be beloved. My approach is also founded in Bowen Family Systems theory: a research-based examination of the ways we are profoundly shaped by our families. Thus, I journey with my clients from loneliness and isolation toward connectedness and full self-expression. I meet with clients in person or by video, but as a rule I do not conduct sessions via telephone.

I maintain professional boundaries. Although I am an ordained Presbyterian (USA) minister, I will not engage in theological debates nor attempt to proselytize. Instead, I will follow your lead regarding the role of faith in our sessions.

My schedule includes afternoon and evening hours to accommodate students, parents, and/or those who work 9-5. I accept most insurances including Medicaid and Medicare, and I offer a sliding fee schedule for clients who choose to self-pay.

My office is conveniently located in Ellicott City just off routes 29 and 40, with a second-level rear-entrance above a two-floor shopping center. I provide clients with ample parking, a safe and quiet lobby with beverages, and a restroom.

If you are considering working with me, I encourage a free brief telephone consultation to help us decide if we are a good fit. If we mutually decide to go forward, I will schedule your intake appointment and will send you informational forms to be completed before we meet.

To schedule your free consultation, click CONTACT LAURA in the upper right corner of this webpage. I look forward to talking with you!

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