Dr. Laura M. Richardson, Ph.D.


About Me

Dr. Richardson is the executive director of Turn the Mind, LLC, and leads the intensively-trained DBT Team offering all modes of DBT. For treating panic disorder, general anxiety, perfectionism and other anxiety-related issues, Dr. Richardson has been doing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for more than a decade. Dr. Richardson was a founding member and clinical advisory board member for Emotions Matter, Inc., an advocacy and education non-profit for people living with Borderline Personality Disorder and their families. Dr. Richardson previously served on the New Jersey Psychological Association’s Ethics Education and Resource Committee.

Education & Experience

Dr. Richardson obtained her certification in DBT from the Linehan Board of Certification (DBT-LBC™)and is certified in EMDR through EMDRIA.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

NJPA, APA, EMDRIA, Linehan Board of Certification (LBC) for DBT

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Gender Identity
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+