I take a holistic and individualized approach to therapy to help you reach your goals,

whatever they are.

About Me

My Background and Education…

 I graduated from the University of Hartford Graduate Institute of Professional Psychology in 1994 with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology degree (Psy.D.)  My predoctoral internship was at the Elmcrest Psychiatric Institute, and my post-doctoral fellowship was at a community mental health center in Punta Gorda, FL. 

Throughout the years I have worked in outpatient settings, inpatient settings, mobile crisis, nursing homes and early childhood settings. I have conducted cognitive and personality testing, including court-ordered evaluations, with children and adults.  I have conducted clinical supervision with students, interns, post-doctoral fellows and unlicensed clinicians. For the past eight years, I have conducted psychological evaluations of persons who are pursuing weight loss surgery.

Specialized Trainings…

  • Internal Family Systems Therapy Training, Level 1, at Central Connecticut State University, 2015 to 2016
  • Program Assistant in Level 1 Internal Family Systems Therapy Training, 2016 to 2017
  • Internal Family Systems Therapy Training, Level 2, 2017 to 2018
  • Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, Part I, EMDR/Humanitarian Assistance Program
  • Clinical Hypnosis Training, Course in relaxation training and introduction to clinical hypnosis  
  • Introduction to Centering Prayer, a contemplative practice
  • Group Relations Conference, to explore issues of authority, structure and to process social systems using a Tavistock Mode

What I’m Doing Now…

I currently focus on working with adults of all ages (ranging from young adults to seniors) in individual therapy.  My past experience with preschoolers, children and adolescents helps inform my current work with adults, as adults often have children in their lives. I may conduct conjoint sessions with my client and their loved ones as part of the individual therapy work.

My areas of interest include those suffering with mood (depression, bipolar disorders) and anxiety disorders and those who are experiencing emotional eating. I also have specialized experience in supporting those who are considering bariatric surgery or who have already had bariatric surgery.

In my personal life, I enjoy the outdoors, walking/hiking, yoga, reading, travel and watching live theater.  I strive to do a daily meditative practice and achieve that with varying degrees of success.

Contact Me

The care you deserve.

Please send us a message, or call us for an appointment.

Email: lbaird@laurabairdpsyd.com 

Dr. Laura Baird, Psy.D.

267 William Street, Middletown, Connecticut 06457, United States

(860) 231-2208

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