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I decided to transition into coaching and consulting after having moved away from a successful Psychotherapy practice. I thoroughly enjoyed working with my clients, but I identified several barriers to helping individuals just like you move past obstacles. Traditional therapy has its place, but it just doesn’t move you into where you need to be long term.

What I found is that many women would benefit from therapy, would reduce the trauma and shame in their lives, were incredibly high functioning, but wanted and needed more. They started wanting more education on sex after divorce, building intimacy with their spouse, increasing trust after an affair, and many other topics that fall outside of the realm of therapy. They no longer needed my clinical services, but they did need something different to continue their journey.

This is when I decided to shift gears in my business and start offering Laura Symon Coaching and Consulting Services to women just like you!

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Something else that became equally apparent was that most of my clients weren’t putting the proper nutrients in their bodies, they were anxious and depressed, and would’ve benefited greatly from the use of holistic practices in their daily lives. Their stress hormones were driving their physiology, and I knew that this piece of the puzzle was keeping many of them stuck in the same patterns which also negatively affected their sex life. This had to change!

I helped them change, and I can help you too. But, why me? Why now? There are as many coaches as there are clinical therapists, but I have the skill set and background to back up my business. I have been in the field many years, and I have had a lot of experience working with all things sex related.

The thing that sets me apart from other consultants and life coaches is that I HAVE BEEN WHERE YOU ARE NOW. I also have the credentials to back up my work. As a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), someone who specializes in sexually compulsive behaviors (CSAT), and a long term trauma therapist, I can help move you through being “stuck” into growth and happiness without the label of going to a therapist.

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To give you a little bit of background on me (BORING ALERT), I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations and a Master’s Degree in Social Work. I am an MSW, LCSW, SEP, a CSAT, and have worked extensively with trauma survivors. I’ve worked with both non-profit and for-profit agencies, was an Adjunct Professor at the local university, was employed as a Psychotherapist in two private practices before starting my own practice and worked at a local hospital in order to advance the Internal and External Child Abuse Task Force teams.

I’ve worked in a local school setting and in a domestic violence center.

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I’m the past President for The Education Sub-Committee for the Evansville-Vanderburgh County Commission on Sexual and Domestic Violence and am passionate advocate for macro level change. Along with many others, I testified successfully for the passage of Indiana House Bill 1175 in addition to advocating for the extension of the statute of limitations on sex crimes. I’ve testified at numerous judiciary committee hearings in Indiana and am a facilitator for Darkness to Light sexual abuse prevention program.

My hobbies include gardening, volunteering and spending time with family. I’m also passionate about historic preservation and non-profits and am a current board member for The Old Vanderburgh County Courthouse, The Reitz Home, and The Parenting Time Center. I’m a proponent of Functional Medicine and organic gardening practices.