Meet Laura Jopp
When life becomes challenging, you may begin to feel “stuck” in your problems. Feelings of hopelessness and negative self-talk can become major barriers to healing. Practicing self-compassion can help you see your problems more clearly, and give you freedom to explore different pathways to healing. Your self-compassion can grow by addressing your distorted thinking, gaining insight about how your problems began, and being more in touch with your emotions. My office is a judgment-free space for us to work together to ignite your own self-compassion.
Your intersectional identities, life experiences, culture, and other environmental factors are aspects of yourself that we will explore together. Part of practicing self-compassion is understanding the role that these factors play in your life. I am an LGBTQ+ affirming, Health At Every Size (HAES), and social justice oriented therapist.
I particularly enjoy working with college students and young adults in general. During this time in your life, you may be prompted to explore your identity and think about the person you want to become as you enter adulthood. I will work with you to set your own goals, clarify your values, and work through any road blocks you encounter on the way. I work with individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, body image distress, disordered eating, life transitions, trauma, relationship issues, and social anxiety.
I have my Master’s in Counseling and Psychological Services from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, and am currently providing therapy under supervision. I’ve been working in the mental health field ever since I graduated from Beloit College with my Bachelor’s in Psychology and minors in Studio Art and Philosophy. I have provided care for individuals on the autism spectrum, individuals with severe eating disorders, and I completed my practicum at an outpatient clinic for young adults and college students. In our work together, we may explore interventions in the realm of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) or Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). We may explore how past experiences have shaped the way you think, or focus on how to be more present and mindful. I don’t have a one-size-fits all approach, and am excited to collaborate with you to create an individualized path to wellness.
Currently I am working toward my LPCC licensure under the supervision of Joan Hause, MA, LPCC at Indigo Counseling Center. I am in-network with the following insurance providers: Aetna, Allied, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Health Partners, Hennepin Health, Medical Assistance (MA), Meritain, Preferred One and UCare. I also accept private pay.
When I’m not working, I enjoy creating through cooking, painting, and collaging. I’m an avid board gamer and movie watcher, and I love spending time with my cat or in nature. I am a foodie and I’m always excited to try new restaurants and cuisines. Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about me and taking this big first step. If you think we would be a good match, fill out the "Book Appointment" form below to schedule an appointment with me.