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Laura Donovan

Laura Donovan, MSW, LSW
Licensed Social Worker
Location: Ramsey


My Focus Areas:
Anxiety, mindfulness, student/college athletes, depression, parenting, self-care

My Therapeutic Toolbox:
Mindfulness-based practices including yoga and meditation, CBT, Certified in Mindful Sports Performance Enhancement

Client Population Focus:
Student Athletes, Adults, Seniors

Master of Social Work & Bachelor of Science in Business Management Registered Yoga Teacher

As a licensed social worker and registered yoga teacher, I bring a holistic perspective to the therapeutic process. My journey as a therapist has led me through various private practice settings, where I’ve had the privilege of working with individuals spanning the entire lifespan. Together, we’ve tackled challenges related to depressive disorders, anxiety, mood imbalances, complex life transitions, and the intricacies of family and relationship dynamics.

At the heart of my therapeutic approach lies a profound understanding of emotions. I believe that by recognizing and embracing our emotional landscape, we can pave the way for profound growth and transformation. My style is inherently integrative, allowing me to draw from a diverse toolkit of techniques. However, I place a special emphasis on mindfulness-based practices, including yoga and meditation. This personalized approach ensures that our therapeutic journey aligns seamlessly with your unique needs and aspirations.

But beyond techniques and strategies, I understand that the most essential element of successful therapy is the therapeutic relationship itself. I approach this relationship with compassion, curiosity, and even humor. Yes, humor! By cultivating a bond built on trust and authenticity, I aim to create a safe, supportive, and comfortable space where you can explore your inner self with confidence.

Beyond the therapy room, my passion extends to my family life. As a mother to three young children, I deeply appreciate the importance of nurturing our own emotional well-being. I firmly believe that by tending to our mental and emotional health, we not only benefit ourselves but also set a powerful example for our kids. In particular, I am dedicated to providing fellow mothers with a secure sanctuary for connection, reflection, and rejuvenation.

Viktor Frankl once said, “Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” This wisdom resonates deeply with my therapeutic philosophy, and I’m here to help you harness that power, embrace growth, and discover your path to freedom.”

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“Beyond the therapy room: I am a former athlete and love spending time being active with my family.”

Trusted by our clients

When I emailed Wellness Counseling of Bergen I got an answer right away, the same day. Jennifer, the manager is amazing helping us to get an appointment the same week, and helping with everything related to insurance payments and claims. We are so thankful, blessed and fortunate to have them on our side.

~ Client

Taylor is absolutely amazing! I’ve been with her for almost a full year and can attribute so many positive changes in my life to our sessions. I have and will continue to recommend her to anyone looking for a therapist:)

~ Client

I highly recommend Wellness Counseling! Dr. Jen is a warm, kind-hearted, and very sincere therapist. When walking into her office, she greets you and is extremely welcoming. Her genuine care for her patients helps us feel at ease and I always feel relieved after our session. She has two office locations with several therapists that are highly qualified and can assist you with a multitude of therapy work as well, if she is not available. 5 stars for Dr. Jen and her team!!!

~ Client

I spent a year working with Ali Whitney, it was a year well spent and I accomplished the goals Ali and I set throughout the year. Ali’s approach allowed me to work through feelings, emotions, and personal limitations and allowed me to overcome them in my own time, with her guidance and expertise. The new space is welcoming and relaxing and after each session I left feeling rejuvenated and ready to take on the world. Thank you so much!

~ Client