Laura Holt, PhD


Dr. Laura Holt completed her doctorate in Counseling Psychology at Indiana University and received her masters degree from the University of Memphis.  She has worked in college counseling centers at IU, Ivy Tech Community College, Virginia Tech, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, and University of Missouri-St. Louis.  Her research and clinical interests include gender, sexuality, and LGBTQ issues; interpersonal relationships; and the effects of oppression and other forms of intergenerational trauma. She uses therapy modalities including Interpersonal Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to work with anxiety, depression, and trauma as best fits each client.  Laura’s theoretical style is warm, genuine, and often funny; she feels her role is to assist the client in exploring their clinical goals, making meaning of their lives, learning new skills, and overcoming obstacles to change.  In addition to her role as staff psychologist, Laura is a stand-up/improv comic, runner, and lifelong fan of comic books, video games, and science-fiction/fantasy.  She also has very strong and correct opinions about many different types of food.