Laura L. Meyer M.A., LPC, CST

 "I hear you, I see you, I understand, and I care...!"

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Marital Infidelity

"" Everybody, including my therapist, tells me I'm crazy to keep on digging for details. I only know that I can't rest until I know the whole story."" ~ Shirley Glass, Ph.D, Not Just Friends

The impact of infidelity is as devastating as the frontlines of a war zone. 

Just in case you think you are crazy obsessing about it, let me tell you that a betrayal by the one you love can affect you just like a traumatic event. That's why your behaviors reflect symptoms of trauma and PTSD.

Do these actions sound familiar?

  • Checking phone records
  • Scouring text messages & emails of your spouse
  • Obsessive use of social media to see photos of him/her—the affair partner
  • Driving dangerously to follow your spouse's every move 
  • Reviewing dates and times to see when you spouse may have been lying
  • Avoidance of some places, people and activities
  • Sleeplessness and an incessant need to talk throughout the night
  • Intrusive thoughts and images of your spouse with the affair partner

 

You are not crazy! I know it hurts like hell.

You are not alone! Let me walk the journey to recovery with you. I can help!

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Depression & Anxiety

  • 26 million Americans struggle with clinical depression everyday.
  • More and more pre-teen children are being diagnosed with Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder - a hybrid diagnosis in the DSM 5 of depression for children.
  • In my experience, most  cases of depression originate in failed or troubled relationships.
  • My approach to depression is simple.  
    • Identify SYMPTOMS
    • Explore SOURCES
    • Implement SOLUTIONS 

Symptoms

  • Sadness/tearfulness

  • Isolation/ loss of interest/ withdrawal

  • Feeling overwhelmed

  • Changes in appetite

  • Changes in sleep patterns

  • Unusual fatigue

  • Lapses in concentration

  • Feelings of worthlessness

  • Decreased sex drive

  • Suicidal thoughts/hopelessness

If you or someone you love is struggling with depression, I can help!

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Trauma & PTSD

Want to know the difference between Trauma and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)?

It's simply a matter of time. The severity of the trauma experience is different to the length of time the symptoms of the trauma event or experience continues. 

With PTSD symptoms persist long after the life-threatening or perceived life-threatening event has passed.

Not everyone who experienced a trauma progresses to PTSD even though initially they may share the same symptoms. 

Symptoms

  • flashbacks & nightmares
  • avoidance of places, activities, thoughts and feelings reminding of the trauma
  • hypervigilance, jumpy, irritability
  • Depressive symptoms that affect a wide cross section of daily life (feeling alienated and alone, substance abuse, anger, guilt – shame or self-blame, suicidal thoughts, cognition problems, physical aches and pains, addictions, breakdowns in family life, divorce, social life, occupational instability, and difficulties in parenting)

 

 

If you think you are struggling with trauma and PTSD, I can help! 

Contact me for an initial consultation.

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The first time I heard Laura speak several years ago, I was fascinated. Not only was her story engaging but her calming effect on the audience indicated a special anointing on her life. But it was through the reading and co-facilitating her book “Rahab’s Walls” at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship’s [email protected] recovery program, that I really got to know and personally experience her passion and the calling placed on her life to serve in the Kingdom. Since then, she has become my go-to friend, challenging me to truth and motivating me to worship God in Spirit and truth.  Her wisdom and knowledge of the Word keeps me listening. Yet, I can count on her for a barrel of laughs, tons of fun and authentic friendship.

Thanks Laura, for taking the time to be that friend who has a word of love, peace and joy like no other.

Jackie Taylor

 

Jackie Taylor

 

Laura is gifted with the natural ability to see a person’s raw potential and to help them focus on the pursuit of their goals and dreams. In my case, whether sitting casually over coffee and on a check in telephone call, she would help me to brainstorm various options and ideas as I build my international teaching ministry. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Laura over eight years ago when she and I enrolled in our respective professional programs at Dallas Theological Seminary. Laura’s professionalism as a counselor, conference speaker and teacher are informed by her life experiences and a successful corporate career in the oil and gas industry.  But what impresses me most is her knowledge of the word of God and her ability to apply biblical principles to everyday life. Her honest, thoughtful and straightforward responses to issues you bring to her has made her a trusted and reliable resource, not only to me, but I am sure, to many others.

Anthony Alexander

Extended Borders Ministries

Anthony Alexander

Extended Borders Ministries

Normally when I buy a book to read, I am careful not to mark in it because I want to resell them on EBay. But as I began to read 30 Days in August from the very first chapter, I saw this was a book I would not be “just reading because a friend wrote it,” but I would be reading it for me. After I finished, I went back and copied all the quotes and reviewed them again and again since then. It really helps when you read someone else’s journey and you are able to relate. Laura, you have inspired me and I know you will inspire others as well.

 

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