Laura Szyikowski

Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed
(540) 215-7326 Website

Laura Szyikowski

Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

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Additional Location

East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220
(540) 215-7326
Laura Szyikowski is not currently accepting new clients.

About

I love working with people who feel pushed out of mainstream society due to their wonderful uniqueness- such as persons who are LGBTQ+, BIPOC, neurodivergent, or who have developmental delays, chronic physical or mental concerns. Telehealth therapy is really wonderful so you can meet from the comfort of your home. I truly enjoy using a technique called solution-focused so we can see change very quickly.
What change would you like to see in your life? I love seeing people come away from being "stuck" and developing an empowered, self-assured view of themselves.
I think it's important to look at a person as a whole being, and not slim someone down to a diagnosis or a problem list. Everyone is different and that is the best part of counseling- getting to know your own uniqueness, creativity and individual talents. I look forward to meeting you and learning about your worldview. Give me a call!
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Finances

  • Session Fee: $120 per session
Pay By: American Express, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
I only bill insurance through a company called Headway. www.headway.co/providers/laura-szyikowski
Email me or call (540) 215-7326 with questions.

Qualifications

  • License: Virginia / 0701009393
  • School: SUNY Oswego
  • Year Graduated: 2005

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: American Counseling Association / 6627211
  • Member Since: 2022

Endorsements

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
"Mrs. Laura Szyikowski is a compassionate and skilled professional that I have known for many years. She brings her vast expertise, warmth and insight into her therapeutic relationships."

Laura Szyikowski's Groups

Lgbtqia+ Teens

This group meets weekly for telemental health group therapy with a focus on exploring and gaining a deeper understanding of gender, gender roles, and sexuality. This is a trans-affirming group.

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Building Boundaries

This is a telemental health therapy group for adults seeking to develop better boundaries with others. The focus of this group is on exploring common pitfalls with interpersonal boundaries, and seeking ways to make changes so as to no longer repeat the patterns of our past.

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Self-esteem

This telehealth group focuses on overcoming negative self-talk while developing skills of empowerment of voice, action, and being.

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Location

Other Location +

Additional Location

East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220
(540) 215-7326
Specialties
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Coping Skills
  • LGBTQ+
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Illness
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Obesity
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Faith: Buddhist
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family Systems
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group

Links

My Website
Last Modified: 1 Dec 2022
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Laura Szyikowski

Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC