Laura Tyson's mission as a therapist is to give people the opportunity to reclaim their lives, envision a new future for themselves and become the best that they can be. Her treatment philosophy is based on a holistic and individualized recovery-oriented approach infused with compassion, hope, sensitivity and absolute non-judgment. Laura sees her job as "believing in you even before you believe in yourself." Laura believes passionately in the possibilities of healing and transformation, and the ability of every individual to unlock their human potential given the right support. Most of all, Laura feels tremendously honored and privileged to work with clients on this challenging and exciting journey we call life. Seeking therapeutic support takes courage, and Laura treats clients with the utmost dignity and respect.
Laura specializes in working with people who are struggling with mental health issues, trauma and abuse history and problematic behaviors, including addictions. She also works with partners and families whose loved ones are struggling with these issues. Laura strongly believes in working closely with families and other treatment providers (such as psychiatrists, other therapists, rehabs and medical doctors) as a team, because often it takes a village to support healing. The best interest of the client is always paramount and client's needs and preferences will be respected while creating a tailored plan of treatment that promotes success and growth.
Laura holds a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) license in the state of New Jersey. By mid-2016 she anticipates receiving the New Jersey Licensed Clinical Alcohol & Drug Counselor (LCADC) license and the Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT) credential. Laura is a graduate of Dartmouth College and obtained a Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers University. During a previous career in journalism she reported from Asia for the Financial Times and authored a biography entitled Madame Chiang Kai-shek: China's Eternal First Lady.