Laura Schwinn, PsyD

California License#: PSY 24310
Wisconsin License#: 20639 – 875

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IS ONLINE THERAPY RIGHT FOR ME?

Mammahood is hard. You’ve managed to make it all work…from your career, to kid’s wellness, schooling, the housework, and time from workouts and personal developments. Yet your focus has started to scatter and the “things” have become checkboxes to surviving. 
 
You long for passion to move you, in any direction aside from filling the needs of others. Life has been stuck in stagnant for longer than you would care to admit and the shame you feel for not loving motherhood has taken over (and does not match the look you portray on social media). 
 
Blame is easily directed inward for feeling as though you’ve failed. Fear of being judged, as a woman weakened by motherhood. You are strong as evident in you reading this. You deserve to reignite the sparkle within. Held within a safe container where you are allowed to be unfiltered, we will together help you clear the blocks and reconnect with yourself.
 
Or, perhaps you are pregnant or a new mom? Maybe you just had your first or second child (and no two pregnancies or births are the same!) and are feeling really sad, maybe a bit more than you think you “should” be feeling during such a joyous time. It’s also possible the anxiety about everything that’s so new is really impacting your mood or behaviors.
 
Working with moms around pregnancy, birth and postpartum is known in the field as Maternal Mental Health. This is a specialty that not many psychologists have been trained. Postpartum Support International (PSI) is a certification I’ve earned in order to ensure our clinical time together will lead to real, long-lasting change. In becoming a mother myself, I am able to resonate and connect with those whose lives are in this beautiful state of change.
 
Supporting women, particularly 30-50 year old momma’s, questioning their vibrancy and transitioning of living following entering into motherhood particularly surrounding the transition into motherhood is extremely effective when done online. Who has time to drive to a therapy appointment when you are exhausted or if your baby is napping. Online therapy allows pregnant or new moms more freedom to focus on themselves while taking care of their family.
 
My approach to sessions is helping cultivate awareness of our self, of others, and the interplay between the two. When we take care of ourselves, we can better care for the world around us.

ABOUT Laura schwinn

 

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Dr. Laura Schwinn received both her Masters and PsyD in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University in Schaumburg, IL. and is licensed as a psychologist in the state of California and Wisconsin.  In addition to this clinical training, Dr. Laura also holds specific Autism certifications, including Relationship Development Intervention, as well as a certificate training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.

Dr. Laura also completed a Somatic Certificate Program, from Antioch University, which draws from an individuals’ feelings, sensation, movement and emotions that are embedded throughout one’s development.  These patterns, impact our fluid ability to regulate ourselves.  By exploring the embodied patterns, this work centers on shifting those patterns, to alleviate trauma and stress; restoration of an integrated whole.  This works in conjunction with Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP), where sound frequencies to used connect with a place of safety, what promotes a neural network for health, growth and restoration.

Dr. Laura aims to meet the patient with compassionate inquiry, towards integration. Building authentic connections through humor and sensitivity, clients report a genuine therapeutic alliance, allowing their vulnerabilities to be held with graceful respect.

Dr. Laura resides in Northern California with her beloved husband, 2 young kiddos, and Australian Shepard.  She is naturally drawn to the water, being near it whenever possible.  In daily life, you would find her engaging in yoga, while sipping good wine and practicing her Italian.

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