Laura La Rosa, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Let's work collaboratively to grow your awareness of the challenges and habitual patterns that hold you back. We will discover the emotional intelligence you already have and craft a narrative that is most affirming of who you are.


  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy

My Approach

Life circumstances can feel overwhelming and bigger than us. As parents and adults we can feel stuck and unable to access our wiser selves to accomplish what we want for our children, ourselves and in relationship to others. As teens, we can get bogged down with expectations and feel like we are sinking. Navigating with-in our comfort zone can sometimes hinder our emotional and relational growth. Your growing awareness of these conditions that hold you back will inform our work together. I can assist you accessing your authentic self which may invite you to challenge old habitual patterns and ways of thinking. Our work together may also give you the insight and tools to skillfully navigate the circumstances in your life that you want to improve. Your relationship to yourself and others may deepen and you may start to create a positive life narrative. My goal is to co-create a space with you that is nurturing and informative so you can begin your exploration with curiosity and ease.

My Background

I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) graduating with an MSW from Portland State University in 2012. I am seasoned therapist with over a decade of experience providing mental health services to children, adolescents, adults and families in urban and rural outpatient mental health clinics, community and residential settings. I am particularly drawn to working with adults and families impacted by depression, anxiety, grief, loss, trauma related conditions and everyday “circumstances” that get in our way. I am passionate about empowering clients to heal from historical and current conditions that hold them from the life they want. I utilize a variety of trauma informed attachment / narrative based interventions. I draw from a personal mindfulness practice with a wealth of lived and professional experience that deeply informs my relational approach to understanding and working with my client’s challenges. IF I DO NOT RETURN YOUR CALL WITH IN 3 DAYS, MY PRACTICE IS FULL.

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • MODA
  • Optum
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence BC/BS
  • United Behavioral Health


  • 971-322-3522
  • Website
  • The North Portland Growth Place, 7415 N. Oatman Ave
    Portland, OR 97217

At a Glance

  • Experience: 10 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Arbor Lodge
  • Rate: $60.00-170.00/session
  • Free Initial Consultation

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