Laura Beth DeHority, MA, MFT
Marriage and Family Therapist
Western Seminary – M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy
Mary Baldwin University – B.A. degree in Business Management and Communications
California Southern University – Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) (in process)
Areas of Focus:
Special Needs Families
Special Needs Siblings
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
Are you a caregiver who finds yourself in need of comfort? Do you find yourself worrying over never being able to do all that needs to get done and what will happen in the future? Do these thoughts sap your joy and invade your sleep? Do you feel isolated? Do you worry about the impact that your caregiving role has on other members of your family? Or have you reached a point where you may be having physical symptoms of long-term stress and anxiety?
Laura Beth is a therapist who specializes in working with caregivers and families who are touched by all forms of special needs. She can work with you to explore solutions that will bring hope and joy in your circumstances. She works with individuals, couples, siblings, groups and multi-generational families to provide support in areas of family roles and communication, stress reduction, anxiety, depression, grief and addiction.
Laura Beth has received advanced training and is pursuing certification in Brainspotting, a specialized and non-traditional treatment method for releasing trauma by working with a place in the body and in the brain where a trauma is held. For more information, go to www.brainspotting.pro.
She is a past Board Chair of Via Services, a private, independent non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities and special needs achieve greater self-sufficiency and lead richer lives. She also provides therapeutic support for SibsShops with Parents Helping Parents (PHP), facilitates a monthly parent support group at Shire House, and has served as a speaker at PHP, Help One Child and other community and faith-based caregiver support groups.
Laura Beth is a Marriage and Family Therapist who completed her M.A. in Marital and Family Therapy at Western Seminary, San Jose, in 2016. She received her B.A. in Business Management and Communications from Mary Baldwin University in Staunton, Virginia. After a career in Public Relations/Social Media, she returned to graduate school as her youngest child entered high school. She is pursuing her Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) from California Southern University.