Laura Gardner, L.C.S.W.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Mrs. Gardner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She completed her MSW training at Syracuse University where she developed a specialty in substance abuse treatment. She later received training from the Institute for Biblical Counseling. After working in substances abuse programs for several years she has maintained a private practice in Virginia since 1984.
Mrs. Gardner also enjoys working with depression and other mood disorders as well as anxiety, personality and adjustment disorders.
Issues such as OCD, adult ADD, traumatic stress, sexual abuse, grief, Christian concerns and stage of life transitions (pre-marital, caregiver stress etc.) are of special interest. She uses primarily a cognitive behavioral approach. She sees high school and college age students, adult and elderly individuals.