Laura Skaggs, MS, LMFT

Laura Skaggs has been a therapist with Flourish Therapy for five years. She specializes in treating spiritual trauma at the intersection of LGBTQ+ experiences and religion. Laura earned her master’s degree in marriage and family therapy at San Diego State University with an emphasis in LGBTQ+ mental health within conservative religious social contexts. She went on to serve for two years on the board of directors of Affirmation LGBT+ Mormons, Families and Friends with a focus on responding to spiritual trauma and suicide prevention. Laura is also the co-creator of CWEERS Empowerment groups: a practice designed to help LGBTQ+ individuals and their supporters confront social discrimination and internalized stigma. Prior to coming to Flourish, Laura worked in Nashville with youth in trouble with the law, in San Diego with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, in Utah with youth in drug court, and in London with adults also in recovery from addiction.

*Limited Availability*

Locations: Telehealth, Orem

Areas of Interest:

  • Family Conflict
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • LGBTQ/SameSexAttraction/Gender Dysphoria
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Grief
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Harming/Suicide Ideation
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Women’s Issues