Laura Tompkins, MA, LPCC

Life is stressful. For kids, adults, and adolescents this rings true. The stresses may change as we grow up, but stress is there all the same. In our time together we will explore these stressors and come up with useful and realistic ways to process and overcome them. We will also explore the impacts they have on our lives and behaviors.

In my work, I tend to use a person-centered approach. I also use techniques from behavioral therapy, family systems, and cognitive behavioral therapies. Every person is unique, therefore I do not use the same approach with everyone. Your therapy will be tailored individually to meet your specific needs.

In my free time, I enjoy being at home with my husband and cat. I also enjoy doing arts and crafts primarily knitting and crocheting. I also enjoy camping with my family and reading.



Developmental disabilities

Cognitive disabilities

Children and adolescent issues

Behavioral difficulties



School/peer/work stress

Family stress

Self harm


M.S Mental Health Counseling – University of Wisconsin Stout

B.A in psychology and family studies- University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

clinical experience

CARE Counseling (present)

Nystrom and associates outpatient therapy

Nystrom and associates in home CTSS supervisor

Nystrom and associates in home CTSS practitioner

Minnesota Autism Center behavioral therapist

In network with

CARE’s Clinicians are In-Network with a variety of providers including:

  • BCBS – Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MHCP – MA
  • Medical Assistance
  • PreferredOne
  • UCare
  • HealthPartners
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • Hennepin Health

Additionally, Out of Network & Out of Pocket options are available.


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