laurelAbout Laurel Abts

Laurel Abts is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a TBRI® Practitioner, and is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She specializes in treating trauma, attachment disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and issues surrounding adoption.

Laurel has facilitated thousands of sessions for adults, adolescents and children in crises while working at West Hills Psychiatric Hospital in Reno, NV.   She has spent thousands of hours working with couples and individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, and abuse. Laurel was on staff as a Marriage & Family Therapist for Jordan West Family Counseling and LDS Social Services. Laurel operates her private practice in Draper, Utah.

In private practice, Laurel works with families to improve parenting skills, communication, and behavioral issues. She specializes in working with traumatized individuals and children with behavioral and attachment issues. Laurel is a member of the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA), American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT), The American Counseling Association (ACA), and Association of Play Therapy (APT).  She is a trauma professional and has spent thousands of hours using specialized techniques to help victims process and heal from debilitating issues.