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Samantha Laughery

DBT Lead
LMFT
Year Joined: 2020
Years of Experience: 12

Education

St Cloud State University - BS in Psychology
St. Cloud State University - MS in Marriage and Family Therapy

Certification

DBT-Linehan trained

Areas of Experience
  • Abuse (Sexual, Physical, Verbal)
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adolescent Issues
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety - General
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Christian Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • College-Aged and Student Issues
  • Conflict Resolution Skills
  • DBT Skills
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family of Origin
  • Family Therapy
  • Grief & Loss
  • Guilt & Shame
  • Incorporates Prayer
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage & Couples Therapy
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Parenting
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Perinatal
  • Relationship Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Self-Identity
  • Serious & Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI)
  • Social Anxiety
  • Special Assessments
  • Spiritual Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Suicidal Ideation

More About Samantha Laughery

Clinical Interests:

I am interested in working with clients with Personality Disorders, specifically Borderline Personality Disorder. I am fully-trained in IOP DBT, and have been involved in DBT for almost 5 years. I am interested in working with clients, couples, and families struggling with anxiety, depression, conflict, transitions of life, and trauma. I am also interested in helping clients who have severe and persistent mental illness, including dissociation and/or hallucinations. I am also a LGBT-Affirmative Therapist, with the ability to work with clients who need services regarding their sexuality.

Clinical Approach:

I believe therapy to be a genuine conversation between people, and I utilize a casual approach to the process of healing. I am trained in helping couples and families, and enjoy having people involved in the therapeutic process. The more people in the office - the merrier! I utilize various family systems theory, and rely on structural, strategic, and humanistic approaches to therapy and healing.

Hobbies:

I enjoy spending time with my family. I like hiking and being outdoors as often as possible, especially in the fall and summer. I am a fan of reading and movies, with a special place for comic book characters. I also like baking and drinking warm cups of coffee!

Clinic Contact Info

Baxter/Brainerd Clinic

13045 Falcon Drive, Suite 100
Baxter, MN 56425

(218) 829-9307