Laura Tinker, LCSW

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Counseling Approach

Laura has over ten years of experience in working with a diverse range of issues. She provides individual counseling to adults. Laura is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Internal Family Systems (IFS). Her approach to therapy is developing safety and trust by collaborating with clients and knowing that they are the expert in their experiences and recovery. She believes that through the therapeutic process there is a path to healing that creates self-leadership, harmony, and balance.


Laura is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Illinois. She has provided crisis intervention, case management, individual and family therapy, and coordination of care services with other providers for youth, adults, and families experiencing a variety of intra and interpersonal challenges. Laura has provided clinical supervision to staff aimed at helping them effectively align with their clients and provide services that are strengths-based and client-driven. Most recently, she has been part of an agency quality oversight team that ensures all clients are receiving services of the highest quality and ethical integrity. These multiple roles around providing, supervising, and overseeing quality services provides her with a counseling perspective that is both holistic and individualized. Laura looks forward to each new client and feels privileged to have a front row seat as they learn about themselves, revealing solutions and strengths that always existed within them.


Phone: 618-248-2040 x15


Location: Maryville


  • Adults (18+)

Areas of Focus (Bold Denotes Special Interest)

Professional Experience

  • Individual counseling in an agency and private-practice setting.

  • Oversight of clinical treatment and effectiveness for mental health services in an agency setting.

  • Clinical supervision of providers and interns in an agency setting.

Education and Credentials

  • L.C.S.W. in Illinois (What's This?)

  • M.S.W.  from Saint Louis University

  • B.S.W. from Saint Louis University

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