Laura Brenes, MA, LPC

Preferred Name: Laura

Online Therapy

About Me

Laura has a passion for stepping into the stories of those who have experienced a “life interruption”. When things happen we didn’t expect, when the disaster strikes… when we are left standing dumbfounded and in disbelief, we need support, someone who can walk with us through it all. So often a "life interruption” can also mean a life destruction. Things happen out of our control. Things happen we never asked for, and we have to address them anyway. It’s a complicated process and you can trust Laura to help you navigate through grieving your losses, healing from trauma, learning skills you may not have yet (often because you didn’t need them until now), and the strength and confidence to rebuild a life you look forward to. Laura’s experience and expertise lends an effective and steady hand when “life interruptions” strike. She is ready to walk with you as you address the vast myriad of emotions you are sure to experience, settle the chaos you are experiencing, find the empowerment inside yourself, and help you build a life worth living. Regardless of the circumstances that have brought you to this unsteady and unnerving place, Laura will work with you to help you find peace and confidence again. Laura’s refreshing approach, balancing acceptance and change, will help you stay on the path you desire.

Education & Experience

Education: ‍• Bachelor of Arts, Psychology – Georgia State University • Master of Arts, Professional Counseling – Specialization in Christian Sex Therapy ‍ Laura is a seasoned clinician, serving the Atlanta area for well over a decade. Her work has been satisfying across the many places she has worked, from inpatient mental health facilities, to outpatient DBT programs, and now in her own private practice. Based on the mental health work she completed in her own life, Laura knew from a young age, she wished to work with others, helping them find health, joy and peace. She believes that mental health is a personal endeavor that benefits everyone across their life span. Credentials: • Licensed Professional Counselor • Behavioral Tech, LLC Intensively Trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) • Gottman Couples Therapy, Level One

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

• American Counseling Association (ACA) Member • National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) Intensively Trained DBT Clinician Laura is on the referral network for many area networks, including North Point Care Ministry, Clear Path Counseling, and 12Stone Referral Network.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • Group
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • Sliding Scale