DC Counseling & Psychotherapy Center
We suggest resources so that the therapy is happening not just in our office, but outside of the office, in your lives. To this end, we suggest books, films, web sites and articles that are tailored to the needs and interests of each client. Many clients identify with characters in books and films, and describe how their awareness of these resources helps them realize that they are not alone and their problems are solvable.
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte
Laura Golojuch, M.S., LGMFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist and clinical resident who works with individuals, couples, and families. Laura works from an integrative and strengths based perspective, using family systems, mindfulness, and experiential activities in her sessions. She believes that our relationships are an important part of who we are, and can be a source of both our purest joys and our greatest frustrations. Laura’s goal in therapy is to allow her clients to create more space in their lives and build more positive patterns, both individually and with others. She especially enjoys working with premarital couples and with individuals in their 20s and 30s navigating relationships and change in their lives.
Laura is trained as a PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator, a program originally for pre-marital couples, to help couples better understand and strengthen their relationship. She trained under Dr. Eliana Gil in Play Therapy, and continues to incorporate play and art into some of her therapy sessions with children and adults alike. She has also completed trainings on trauma, mindfulness, and sex therapy. Laura has deep personal and professional interest in the practices of yoga and mindfulness and often incorporates elements of these into her sessions. Laura is currently a Pre-Clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). Laura completed her Master’s degree in Couple and Family Therapy at the University of Maryland. She attended Georgetown University, majoring in Psychology with minors in English and Studio Art. Laura is currently completing a Ph.D. in Family Science at the University of Maryland, where her research has focused on experiences of trauma and vulnerability in boys and young men of color. Laura served as the Administrative Coordinator for the Mid Atlantic Division of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (MAD AAMFT) for three years and currently sits on the YWCA’s Young Women’s Leadership Council.
Laura is supervised by Niki, providing the advantage of bringing the perspective of two clinicians who are jointly committed to the progress and productive therapy experience of each client.Laura is available to see clients on weeknights (Wednesday and Thursday) and on Saturday at our Capitol Hill location.