Ms. Laura Thode is a Masters level clinician and elective practicum student at the Counseling and Psychological Services Center on Alliant International University's San Diego campus.
Ms. Thode has experience working in community mental health and behavioral health applying biofeedback. She has worked clinically with children, emerging adults, adults, adolescents, and couples. Her therapeutic areas include anxiety, depression, relationship issues, identity development and stress management. She has a person-centered approach when working with individuals, while her approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, she draws upon other modalities such as Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness.
Ms. Thode earned her Bachelor's degree (B.A.) in Early Childhood Education at the University of Costa Rica, and earned her Masters of Arts in Psychology (M.A.) at Alliant International University in California. Ms. Thode’s current dissertation work focuses on the use of Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback as a complementary treatment for Depression.
Ms. Thode is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the California Psychological Association (CPA) as well as the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS).