Laura Bradshaw

Communication and conflict resolution can be so difficult in a relationship. Maybe you feel stuck, hitting up against the same roadblocks in every conversation. Or maybe you worry that it will always be this way, and feel tired or discouraged by that prospect.

But if given the space and proper tools to work through those roadblocks, on the other side can be deep satisfaction and connection. Relationships can be challenging but the reward is worth fighting for.

Hi, my name is Laura Bradshaw. I’m a therapist here at Mathews Counseling, and I want to help you reach the other side together. It would be a privilege to walk alongside and encourage you as your therapist.

I view therapy as a tool that provides intentional time and space to work through whatever issues may be occurring. Having the objective perspective of the therapist and the focused environment of the sessions can often result in more productive conversations than if you were trying to figure it out on your own. I strongly believe each client is a unique individual, worthy of care and attention that suits your individual and/or partnered needs. I want to take the the time needed to get to know you, so that our time together can be specifically tailored to meet whatever needs you may have, rather than approaching our sessions with a formula or mold and hoping you fit into it. This is your time, and I want to make sure it’s as beneficial as possible.

I enjoying working with couples, families, teenagers and individual adults.

My hope and goal for you throughout our time meeting is that you would feel equipped in your conversations, and that you would have the tools and perspective needed to navigate any conflict. With this change, you can expect deeper connection between one another and increased affection and enjoyment in the relationship.

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist associate in the state of North Carolina. I graduated in 2021 with my masters degree in Marriage, Family, and Individual Counseling from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.I have experience working with couples, parents and children, teenagers, and individuals. I have helped clients work through issues such as conflict resolution, family dynamics, anxiety, depression, disordered eating, self-image,and grief. I also have the theological training to incorporate faith into the counseling sessions if that would be of interest.

I live in Durham and in my free time, I love to spend time with my family and friends here in the triangle. I enjoy cooking and trying new restaurants, and taking as many walks as I can! I also enjoy reading, particularly fiction and poetry.

I find my work to be incredibly rewarding and fulfilling. I would consider it an honor and privilege to walk alongside you as your therapist.

I look forward to working with you. 

Laura is currently scheduling new clients and has both in-person and telehealth appointments available. 

Please call 919-587-8018 for their latest availability, as appointment times fill up quickly. You can also request an appointment with Laura online. 

What our clients are saying about Mathews Counseling therapists

“Therapy was tough, but in a good way. It challenged both my husband and me to think about how each of us interacts in the marriage.”

“After seeing several counselors elsewhere, this was the first time I felt genuinely heard and understood.”

“My husband was worried about the therapist “taking sides”, which doesn’t happen.  It’s a collaborative conversation and we are delving into other issues that were not readily on the surface.”

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