Laura Brodie MA, ATR, LPC

Boulder, CO

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

For the last 30+ years, I have continued to diligently hone my skills to rapidly get to the heart of what will make a difference for my clients. Many therapists do couples therapy, but rarely do they have the extra two certifications in two different approaches-this is a huge resource. It's my commitment to provide a high level of service and a clear path for my clients to walk to be in touch with their love for each other. I've worked at being able to be present to the subtleties of my clients' needs while assisting them with new ways to breakthrough old patterns of communication and interaction. The skill I bring will allow you to drop defenses and be present to the greatness in each other again. This memorable experience in session creates more trust and reduces reactivity, which helps further your connection.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love my work with people! Being a psychotherapist is my calling, my passion, so to speak, as I respect those who choose to get to work on themselves with me as a huge gift for us and all of the people in their lives. To be dedicated to making my client's lives more meaningful through having more love/connection, with less suffering, is a valuable endeavor to facilitate.
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Location

Boulder, CO 80303

Years in business

32

Times hired on Thumbtack

29

Reviews

12 Reviews
  • Krista F. Apr 20, 2017
    Marriage and Relationship Counseling
    Verified Review
    We landed a relationship expert.
    Without Laura, my husband and I would surely be divorced, and in the most painful way possible, which neither of us really wanted. She was able to help us figure out a way forward, through the muck, and created a safe place for us to work together on the kind of relationship we both wanted. I would have said nothing could save us, and yet we're still together; she gave us both the hope and tools.
  • Laura K. Sep 22, 2016
    Marriage and Relationship Counseling
    Verified Review
    Recommended!
    We have only had one visit with Laura so far, but she has exceeded our expectations. We learned more in one visit with Laura then we had with months of work with a previous therapist. She is professional, but personable and very knowledgeable. We are looking forward to continuing our work.
  • Joann L. Jul 27, 2016
    Marriage and Relationship Counseling
    Verified Review
  • Jeremy S. Jul 20, 2016
    Marriage and Relationship Counseling
    Verified Review
    Well you probably already know that change can be difficult but isn’t it easier with someone who already knows the lay-of-the-land? Laura is helping my wife and I, who both come from traumatic pasts, begin to realize (because it’s true) that we are all chasing the same thing in life. And that we aren’t all that different from each other. And that we can truly be happier when we take care of each other. She is incredibly insightful when it comes to therapeutic techniques, neuroscience, and practical life skills which has helped us become more willing and capable of doing the work ourselves. Life can still be challenging but all of this is changing our marriage and ourselves for the better.
  • Gary S. Apr 27, 2016
    Marriage and Relationship Counseling
    Verified Review
    Laura has really helped my wife and I understand how our personalities and upbringing affect our relationship. We are learning how we each respond to situations that come up in our lives and how to communicate our feelings. She has been super helpful!
  • Becky K. Jan 25, 2016
    Marriage and Relationship Counseling
    Verified Review
    We have loved our work so far with Laura. She didn't waste time and dove right in with us, helping us with effective and immediate small strategies right away while guiding us to understand the bigger, deeper reasons we weren't connecting well and fighting so much. Every time we meet with her we both walk away feeling lighter, more hopeful and more skilled at being there for each other. I highly recommend her.
  • Amanda B. Dec 29, 2015
    My husband and I have been seeing Laura in the Denver office for the past several months and can not begin to describe in such a short space, how much she has already helped us begin to make some headway with the communication issues that have plagued our relationship since our marriage in 2012. I find Laura to be frank and honest but also sincere, kind and attentive as a therapist. Although she can not make our decisions for us, I feel like she has always been a strong foundation in our sessions and a great sounding board for when we are confronted with all the life gunk that tends to get dumped on us from time to time. Highly recommended and a wonderful lady to boot!
  • Fahed A. Oct 29, 2015
    Hypnotherapy
    Verified Review
  • Samantha F. Sep 22, 2015
    My partner and I were in crisis mode and needed help. I contacted a list of therapists. Laura was the only one who actually called me. From my 15 minute phone consultation with her I could tell she was it. She related to me in such a natural, real life way and responded with the appropriate level of urgency. She is a gifted therapist who has done incredible work with myself and my partner. I could not have found a more perfect fit.
  • Azure L. Sep 22, 2015
    Laura is fabulous, and she is the reason my husband and I are still married. She is wise, funny, and understanding.
  • Kp P. Sep 17, 2015
    I've known Laura for many years and am consistently impressed and inspired by her deep caring, her profound insights and the amazing results from working with her. After she guided me through The Journey process, I gained insights that have helped me heal issues from my past and move forward with greater balance, eagerness and joy. Thank you.
  • Kia E. Jun 29, 2015
    Laura is a wonderful therapist. She is an excellent listener, and very honest and thoughtful with whatever concern you want to work through. I found her to be extremely professional and her sense of humor infectious. I have recommended her to my friends and family many times.

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I typically listen to what you would like to accomplish in a phone call prior to meeting. We discuss my process with you, answer your questions, and go over how Imago Therapy or PACT (Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy) might work for you. Fees, finding out whether your health insurance, HSA or FSA will help pay, are logistics we cover and then check our schedules for whether it works to see me in Boulder or Denver. Answering your questions in this conversation helps people to choose more effectively as finding the right fit for a therapist is critical.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have continued educating myself for 30 years to become better at my work with Individuals and Couples. My website is designed to give extensive training examples. It has been very important to me to be up to date with the latest therapies and keep myself engaged in always growing and learning.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
I adjust my pricing according to whether the person can use health insurance or not. After 25 years into my career, I left all insurance panels. It is possible that your insurance may pay for my services, depending on your policy. I do not accept Medicare or Medicaid.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
In 1984 I became fascinated with making a difference in peoples' lives and since have continued as I have found great pleasure and satisfaction in being of service in this way. If you read my testimonials, you will get a sense of why people like working with me as well.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have worked with a wide variety of folks and welcome diversity. It's not uncommon for couples to seek my assistance when they're on the brink of separation. Frequently, I help people gain clarity on how to move forward together, how to fall together rather than fall apart.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
The choice of a therapist is extremely personal, so a conversation first is highly recommended. It is often very useful to do a session with someone to get a feel for how they work, what their pace is like, and understand their training/skill level in your area of growth/concern. I find that even a phone conversation helps to choose.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
It's very helpful to ask what kind of experience a therapist has, their theoretical background and training, and whether they think they can help you. Sometimes just having a list of questions when you call is useful. I like it when my clients ask everything they are concerned about so as to have a good sense of me and how I work.