Dr. Laura Gonzalez (she/her/hers) is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia Health. She will be conducting individual psychotherapy with undergraduate and graduate students. She will also be conducting drop-in hours, co-leading group therapy, and participating in outreach events across campus.
Dr. Laura Gonzalez received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Boston College and completed her doctoral internship at the University of Miami Counseling Center, where she was a part of the Sexual Assault and Response Team. Before joining CPS, Dr. Gonzalez was trained in various clinical settings, including partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs, community mental health centers, outpatient clinics, and college counseling centers.
Laura has extensive experience working with adolescents and young adults experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, family conflict, body image concerns, acculturation issues, and coping with traumatic experiences. She approaches her work from a psychodynamic and relational cultural framework, valuing the importance of relationships and the impact of one’s environment on their life. Laura also brings a social justice orientation to her work with students, working to understand the role of systems on students’ mental health. Her clinical interests include working with students facing interpersonal relationship challenges, survivors of trauma and violence, and first-generation students. Laura is bilingual (English/Spanish) and appreciates working with students from diverse cultural backgrounds.