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What the Professionals are Saying

Kim Boykin, MA, lPC, CPCS

Rising Peak Therapeutic Services

Conyers, GA

Individual

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Move towards where you want to be.

You're worth it. 

Relationship

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Invest in one of the most important relationships in your life.

Family

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Whether it's bonding with the new baby, or making improvements with your older child.

 

"Laura has proved to be a dedicated and strong advocate for her clients."

"I observed her excel in her clinical skills... and I have no doubt that she would generate a significant positive impact on the overall mental health services provided. I would say she was one of the top 5 students that I saw in my 8 years at UTEP."

Richard Salcido, MA, LPC-S

Executive Director

Family Service of El Paso

"Ms. Meeks was an outstanding intern... In 25 years, I can honestly say that Ms. Meeks was in the top 10% of the more than 300 students hosted. I write this reference without reservation."

Laura Meeks , MS, lPC, NCC, CCTP

Professional Counselor, Former Educator, Wife, Mother, Christian & More.

Paul Carrola, Ph.D,

Assistant Professor

The University of Texas at El Paso

Questions?

Laura strives to respond in 1-2 business days. 

A Safe Place for Health, Hope, and Healing

 

Now Offering Confidential Video Sessions

Laura Meeks, MS, LPC, NCC, CCTP

Laura's love for helping people began in her college years as a mentor. Later, as a teacher, military family resource provider, volunteer women's counselor, and youth small group leader, she realized that counseling was her vocational calling. 

 

Rest assured in your first session with Laura. She personally knows what it's like to be in counseling - for the first time, or what seems like the 1,000th time. She knows what it's like to work through the VERY hard things. More importantly, she knows how great progress feels, and wants to help you experience the same. 


In her free time, Laura enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and two border collies. She loves dancing, singing, bling, Jesus, hiking, animals, traveling, scuba diving, and dancing down the street to her favorite tunes. 

 

Laura's Counseling Philosohpy

As a professional counselor, I am committed to a certain way of doing things:

 

  • To listen, and listen well

  • To be kind, respectful, and fun (sometimes!)

  • To help you feel heard, understood, and valued

  • To help you understand yourself and others more deeply

  • To help you set and reach goals

  • To utilize proven techniques backed by research 

  • To provide relevant information in a way that makes sense to you

  • To offer suggestions that may help

  • To challenge you at times, in a respectful way

  • To follow ethical guidelines set forth by the American Counseling Association

 

     The main counseling theory that I utilize is Carl Rogers’ Client Centered Therapy, which emphasizes an unconditional

positive regard for the client and a non-judgmental approach.

I strive to see every client with respect, genuine care and concern, and even awe at their unique life experiences and way of being. 

 

     I also incorporate artistic, Cognitive Behavioral, existential, imagery, play, solution-focused, and trauma techniques.

 

     I work best with infants through 4-year-olds, tweens, teens, young adults, women, parents, couples, families, and veterans.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adoption and Fostering, Anxiety/OCD/

Panic/Phobias, Christian Counseling, Grief/Loss, Infant Adjustment and Bonding, Parenting, Relationships, Self-esteem, and Trauma.

 

Counseling is an art - and I am an artist at heart.

 

Let's make something beautful together! 

   First and foremost, seeking support through counseling

is a strength!

Specialties 

   And even if you or your loved ones see it as a weakness or something scary, it's okay to be weak and it's okay to be nervous. These are normal human emotions - especially when we try something new.

About

Modalities  & Pricing

Issues

 

Individual

 

  • Anxiety

  • Behavior Change

  • Depression

  • Evaluations & Diagnosis

  • Grief & Loss

  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

  • Panic/Phobias

  • Parenting

  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum

  • Racial Identity

  • Self Esteem/Self Worth

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Spirituality

  • Trauma (Upsetting Events)

  • Verbal/Psychological/ Emotional Abuse

  • Women's Issues

Family

 

  • Balancing Responsibilities

  • Boundaries

  • Behavior Change

  • Communication

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Connection

  • Control

  • Grief & Loss

  • Emotional Intimacy/Support

  • Listening

  • Respect

  • Parenting

  • Power

  • Spiritual Formation

  • Therapeutic Environment

  • Understanding

  • Verbal/Psychological/ Emotional Abuse

Individual

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$150 

45- 50 Minutes

Relationship

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$200 

45- 50 Minutes

Family

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$200

45- 50 Minutes

Services & Pricing

Self Pay

Out-of-Network Insurance

          As a private practice that does not directly bill insurance, you can be that much more assured of your privacy. The benefits of self-pay are many: 

 

  • No need to be diagnosed to qualify for services
  • Flexibility with number and frequency of sessions
  • Less information availiable to 3rd parties
  • Up front billing - no surprises
  • No need to determine which services are covered
  • Reduced potential for increased insurance premiums
  • More time to focus on what matters most (instead of the headaches that come along with the inevitable hour long phone call to the insurance company)
  • Your counselor isn't spending countless hours with insurance companies - resulting in more time & higher quality care for you, the client. 

 

 

         

 

 

         

For those who wish to utilize out-of-network benefits, you may request an insurance-friendly bill. Insurance companies will often reimburse up to 70% of your bill, and/or apply the cost to your deductible. If you have questions concerning your out-of-network benefits, please contact your insurance company directly. 

specialties

Infants, children, tweens, teens, young adult,

women, couples, veterans, families

 

Adoption and Fostering, Anxiety/OCD/

Panic/Phobia,

Christian Counseling, 

 Parenting,

Relationships, Self-esteem,

Trauma

Relationship

 

  • Balancing Responsibilities
  • Behavior Change
  • Boundaries
  • Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Connection
  • Control
  • Emotional Intimacy/Support
  • Grief & Loss
  • Listening
  • Respect
  • Parenting
  • Power
  • Spiritual Intimacy
  • Understanding
  • Verbal/Psychological/ Emotional Abuse

Who Goes to counseling? 

Anyone! For so many reasons! "Counseling is for people with serious problems". Yes - and no! Counseling is also for people who want to make a change, feel better (even when they feel pretty good!), get an unbiased third party opinion on situations, make a good marriage great, learn how to support a loved one with mental illness, learn how to manage stress, learn more about careers, have emotional support, and on and on... Whatever your reason for considering counseling, a counselor can explain whether they can support you. 

 

Does Counseling Work? 

Counseling is not something that will resolve the issues you face. What!? Yes, that's right. And here's why - Counseling requires clients to take an active role, both in and out of session. Counseling alone cannot create the changes you seek. Most people, with time and effort, can experience significant improvement in various issues. 

 

What's it like being in counseling? 

While no one has the exact same experience, many people report feeling nervous or have increased distress when first starting counseling. This may happen because you're not used to talking about the things that you discuss in counseling. The increased distress should decrease over time - and many people find they feel better than when they first started within a few weeks to months.

 

How long will I be in counseling? 

Your counselor may recommend a frequency of 1-2 times per week, every other week, or even 1 time per month. It is common to begin weekly and decrease to every other week or once a month, and then stop all together. Others may stay in counseling for a few years, or more, depending on the reasons they are in counseling. 

 

How can I choose a counselor that's right for me? 

Admittedly, it can be a difficult process finding the right counselor. While many counselors are well meaning, they may not have the right training to help you meet your goals. Have the conversation with a potential counselor - ask them about their training and experience, and how they might help you with your goals. If you have any concerns, it is important to address those with your counselor so that they may improve their services with you. Remember, counselors are human too - and they may sometimes accidentally cause offense.

 

What are some signs that a counselor may be abusing their position? 

Common warning signs include: 

  • They often tell you what to do
  • They regularly minimize or dismiss your concerns
  • They don't seem to listen to your concerns
  • They make inappropriate comments or take inappropriate actions
  • They appear under the influence during session
  • They do not provide a referral to another professional if they are not able to help you

 

How Can I Know if a Counselor has a Professional License?

In Georgia, you can visit verify.sos.ga.gov/verifiation to search for a counselor or counseling center.

 

More Questions?

Call or email with one click below. Laura strives to respond to all communication within 1 -2 business days. 

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