Online Counseling
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MS, MA, LCPC Laura Valdes-Borsum

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Laura Valdes-Borsum is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

More about me

Licensing: MS, MA, LCPC
Years in Practice: 5
State: MD

Fluent in Spanish with education, training, and experience in therapy models such as CBT (Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I selectively integrate a variety of goal-oriented, solution-focused, and person-centered techniques into a uniquely individualized treatment approach for individuals, couples, and families. My multicultural clinical expertise includes treating individuals of all ages depression, anxiety, panic attacks, eating disorders, gender identity, sexual identity, adjustment, anger management, personality disorders, and grief.

My training in EMDR Therapy allows me treat an array of PTSD including single-event PTSD, complex PTSD (disorder of extreme stress) and Developmental Trauma Disorder. I counsel adult victims who have experienced sudden traumatic loss, childhood trauma, violent crimes, domestic abuse, addictions, motor vehicle accidents, and veterans of combat.

My approach to multicultural counseling integrates Eastern approaches to mindfulness, Western approaches to spirituality, and for my younger clients I enjoys integrating play and/or art therapy into the psychotherapy process. Each person is a unique individual deserving of a unique individualized treatment plan. "One size does not fit all."

About online counseling

Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $60 to $90 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.

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Stress Anxiety Trauma and abuse Self esteem Bipolar disorder Depression Addictions LGBT Relationship issues Family conflicts Grief Intimacy-related issues Eating disorders Sleeping disorders Parenting issues Coping with life changes
Languages Spoken
English Spanish

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Reviews for Laura Valdes-Borsum

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26 Reviews
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Laura has made me feel very comfortable in every session and is easy to open up to. She really understands me and I would highly recommend her!

Feb 13, 2023


Laura is a wonderful therapist! She is responsive, thoughtful and real. I am lucky to be able to work with her.

Feb 08, 2023


I have only had a few sessions with Laura, but so far things are going well. She's very attentive and responsive, and understands that the things people share in therapy are not easy to share. So far, she often is telling me "Thank you for sharing that with me." This is not my first time in therapy, so I don't mind sharing most things with therapists, but it's comforting and validating to know that she takes your mental health seriously.

Feb 08, 2023


Thank you for helping us through this difficult time.

Jan 22, 2023


I had my first session yesterday (1/10/2023) and I am impressed. This state of being impressed didn’t begin, however, at our first meeting, it began when I received a questionnaire asking me poignant questions to include what are my goals and what will my life look like once my goals are accomplished. In all my years of seeking advice from professionals to assist me with life’s curve balls, this is the first time I’ve received such. Further, I am impressed by how relatable and honest Dr. Valdes-Borsum is. So many times therapists seem aloof and distant from my life and situation, which created a barrier immediately in terms of a true comfort level. Thank you Doc!

Jan 11, 2023


Laura is awesome. She talked me through a lot of my problems, validated my feelings and gave me so many helpful tips to deal with what I was going through. I miss talking to her but I'm glad to have had her help

Dec 26, 2022


She is awesome and very responsive.

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Dec 19, 2022


I’ve been with Laura for two weeks, and I can say that the changes that have already taken place in my life are beyond what I imagined possible. She’s very attentive, she’s supportive, and she makes me feel validated. Laura is amazing!

Oct 20, 2022


Laura has been a gift to me as I do the heavy work of dying. She has gently helped me find ways make reconciliations with myself and others and she has helped me accept the things I cannot change. This has given me great relief and peace of mind. Thank you, Laura, for your kind support and guidance.

Oct 14, 2022


Very responsive, supportive and understanding

Sep 16, 2022


Love her. Finding a therapist who works for me is always rough but Laura is absolutely wonderful

E.T.·Aug 03, 2022


Laura seemed to get a sense of my situation quickly and offers insight in a way that respects my autonomy and empowers me.

R.O.·Jul 27, 2022


Laura is absolutely fantastic! She cares so much and wants to make sure that I am successful with whatever I'm working on. I was a little nervous when I first started therapy because I really didn't know what to expect, but Laura put me at ease and made my therapy a really great experience. I cannot give enough praises to her for helping me!

M.E.·Jun 30, 2022


Laura has been such a pleasant person to speak with. She is a great listener, engages me in conversation and q&a sessions. Very proactive, kind and professional.

J.E.·Jun 26, 2022


Laura has been instrumental in helping me reduce my anxiety . By prioritizing my self care and implementing real time ,effective management tools she has brought order and positive feedback into my life. Sometimes, the homework is tuff but the results are significant.

T.H.·Jun 23, 2022


I've had a great experience with Laura and BetterHelp! Laura is very kind and she thoughtfully responded to all of my anxieties and concerns over several months. Thank you Laura!

A.N.·Jun 04, 2022


Going great so far! Really appreciate her listening ear and her good suggestions

C.A.·May 24, 2022


I love her energy! She is very open and listens intently, asking probing questions at the appropriate times. She is very easy to work with!

M.A.·May 20, 2022


Laura is very welcoming in appointments and friendly!

M.A.·May 12, 2022


Has helped me realize the main issues causing my depression and provided many helpful suggestions and techniques for dealing with those issues.

D...·Apr 21, 2022


She is a great listener and helps with my depression and anxiety.

I.N.·Apr 14, 2022


She is very intelligent and helps me understand why I feel the way I do. She has given me things other therapists haven't, like concrete coping mechanisms I have now used in my daily life.

P.A.·Apr 12, 2022


I’m off to a great start with Laura!

E.R.·Apr 02, 2022


Laura is really helping work through navigating life. She works with me to understand what my challenges are that week and then she offers me a different perspective than I have considered. One thing I really enjoy about working with Laura is that I feel as though she's not just helping resolve issues, she's helping my live a happier life.

T.I.·Mar 29, 2022


She is a great listener. I feel heard whenever we speak. I love that she encourages me to write about any and everything throughout the week and makes herself available to respond. I have already started exploring areas in my life that I didn’t even realize I needed work on. I actually enjoy going to therapy every week.

S.H.·Mar 22, 2022


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