Laura Merritt

Licensed Psychotherapist
Licensed in


What are your areas of interest?

I specialize in stress and trauma recovery PTSD and C-PTSD

Best way for potential clients to contact you

I help anxious and stressed professionals heal anxiety and trauma through a holistic approach to therapy, grounded in evidence-based treatments. This involves exploring, untangling and reworking thought patterns, developing and nurturing mind-body connection while using techniques like mindfulness.  

For couples, I operate from the evidence based Gottman Method to develop skills for conflict resolution and deepening connection and intimacy. I work to create an open space to discuss all identities: race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, sexual practices, ability, size, citizenship, religion and age.

In my spare time, I love to travel, explore new cultures and cuisines and spend lots of time in nature.

What do you recommend to help clients focus on their work?

For folks with a trauma history, it can be challenging to quiet the noise and focus. Grounding techniques or re-orienting to the room you are in can be really helpful.

What is a superpower of people with ADHD?

Creative ideas.

What is a superpower of people with anxiety?


What do you love about working with clients?

I love witnessing the growth and healing in my clients! I'm honored to be on this journey with them!

Why do you refer clients to focused?

For support and a community

  • BS Psychology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, MSW Arizona State University.

  • Certificates in EMDR, CPT, PE, Psychedelic Psychotherapy, KAP (Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy), and Hypnosis

Client Expertise

I specialize in working with adults and couples with trauma history and neurodivergent folks

Treatment Approach

We'll use modalities like EMDR, and cognitive and somatic therapies, to facilitate sustainable change. Specializing in Anxiety, PTSD and life after trauma, I create a safe place for building a strong therapeutic relationship, and an open space to explore your most vulnerable parts.