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Laura Kemp, M.A.

Kemp, Laura

Marriage and Family Therapist

Graduate School

Richmont Graduate University

Undergraduate School

Tennessee Temple University

Types of therapy approaches used

My general approach to therapy is structural and behavioral in nature. Depending on the unique needs to the client, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectal Behavioral Therapy, and mindfulness may be used. Family systems approach informs my conceptualization and treatment of presenting issues.   In addition, I offer Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) for disruptive behaviors in young children. I am also trained in and use trauma focused treatments such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). I am also trained in the Gottman approach to marriage counseling.

Ages groups

2 years and up

Types of problems seen

trauma and abuse, attention deficit, inability to manage impulses, defiant and oppositional behaviors, family conflict, anxiety, self-esteem, depression, stress management, parenting, relationship issues including divorce

Recent training in

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Child Adult Relationship Enhancement (CARE)

City where I grew up

Chattanooga, TN

Personal Note

I love being outdoors on warm days, hiking to a place far away, and hanging out in my hammock. Dogs and children bring much joy to my life. Essential oils are my newest hobby and form of self-care. I enjoy spending time with my friends and church family in my time away from work.

Recommended Book

Boundaries by Cloud and Townsend; Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller; The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk