Laura Schulkin-Parnell is a licensed Marriage Family and Child Therapist, with over 25 years of experience providing trauma informed, culturally competent evidence-based psychological services to children, teens, adults, families and couples. She graduated from the University of San Francisco with a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, where she began working with school-age children and families through the USF Center for Child and Family Development. Laura also worked with children and adolescents in group homes and with the children of domestic abuse survivors. Laura has worked in both primary and secondary education providing psychotherapy/counseling to students and their families. Her initial training was in the Mission Schools of San Francisco, which led to an interest in providing both school-based psychotherapy and private practice.
Laura has served as a Guidance Counselor, Director of Guidance and Counseling and Associate Dean of Students at local private schools, while maintaining a private practice. She holds a safe space for you to explore and discover the best solutions, while recognizing patterns and overcoming barriers.
Some of her Laura’s area of specialty and interest include: mindfulness, parenting, relationship issues, life transitions, family issues, marital issues, grief and loss, depression, anxiety and stress, LGBTQ issues, self- esteem, cognitive behavioral therapy, self-harm and coping skills.
Laura is a proud second generation San Franciscan who raising three more proud San Franciscans. Aside from her boys, there are cats and dogs that make her home complete.