Ms. Laura DeSantis, LPCC, NCC

Preferred Name: Laura

EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

My deepest conviction in this work is that if you’ve faced difficult circumstances in your life, you deserve a therapist who truly sees you and therapy that works — and that anyone - yes, anyone - can heal. As a therapist, my goal is to foster a space for you to explore what you want for yourself and your life through introspection, healing, and acceptance of self. I offer an interactive style of therapy that is engaged, compassionate, and attuned to your strengths. My sessions also include a fair amount of laughter because therapy should not just be sadness and tears! This space is yours, a place where you can be heard without judgment, where vulnerability meets understanding, and where healing can truly happen.

Education & Experience

I specialize in complex and relational trauma, dissociation, and anxiety and am deeply passionate about utilizing effective and compassionate healing modalities for these areas. I have an integrative and relational style that draws from Internal Family Systems (IFS), EMDR, Psychodynamic Therapy, Attachment Theory and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I'm Level 1 IFS-trained and EMDR certified, and I completed UC Berkeley Extension’s Professional Program in Trauma-Informed Interventions in 2020. My work with clients emphasizes understanding of the self as a means to heal past wounds, create internal and external change, and live authentically.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Adjunct Faculty at the California Institute of Integral Studies (Professional Ethics and Family Law), American Counseling Association (member), California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (member)

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors


  • English


  • Sliding Scale