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Counseling and Resources
for Internationals, Immigrants,
and Third Culture Kids

"Where do I belong?"

"Who am I now that...?"

"Will I ever be 'home' again?"

"When will I get my life back?"

"Will anyone ever truly understand me?"

"Should I just pretend to fit in, or stop trying?"

"What to do with all this trauma?"

"Will I always be lonely?"

It's not too late to thrive.

All testimonials posted with permission.

"Laura is an empathetic, authentic & knowledgeable therapist. Her cultural background allows her to truly identify and relate to
other cultures and values."

- Client Z. from the Middle East

My name is Laura.

I'm a child at heart who loves all that is beautiful and is grieved by pain and injustice. Having spent much of my life overseas, I cherish the kaleidoscope of world cultures. I also know the turmoil of being uprooted again & again.

As a counselor, I journey with people worldwide who have experienced their own uprooting. A few examples are Third Culture Kids (TCK's), Cross Cultural Kids (CCK's), expatriates, immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers. I aim to be a catalyst in healing trauma, grieving loss, finding identity, grappling with questions, mending relationships, integrating cultures, overcoming loneliness and shame, and achieving stability.

Laura Lanford, M.A. LPC

The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. 

The second best time is now.

- Chinese Proverb

How I Work

Because people who have been uprooted live all over the world, I offer sessions online via secure videoconferencing

(like Zoom).

Meeting is as easy as clicking a link and as convenient as talking with a trusted friend from the comfort of your own home.

I also have some availability at my office in Temple, Texas, USA.

Busy schedule?

Time zone difference?

Not a problem. Schedule permitting, I can offer morning or evening sessions.


A typical session is 50 minutes. How frequently we meet and how long we continue to meet will be up  to you. 



In the context of a safe therapeutic relationship, change is possible. 

Reach out today and let's talk. I currently offer a free 15-minute online consultation session to connect and hear your questions. If I'm not the right counselor for you, I may be able to recommend someone else.  


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Get in Touch

Thanks for reaching out. If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call 911 (U.S./Canada only). If you would like to speak with me by phone, please call +(1) 254-236-2434. Thank you.

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