Laura Brash, LMFT

Licensed Therapist | San Jose Office

Laura Brash is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who has been with Dr. Shakir’s practice since 2007. She holds an Honors MA in French and German Language and Literature from Glasgow University in Scotland, and an MA in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University. She works with adult individuals and couples and with older adolescents. She has experience with helping people with a broad range of issues, including depression, stress and anxiety, bipolar disorder, substance dependence, relationship problems, trauma, and grief and loss. She integrates techniques from different treatment modalities, and is flexible in her approach. She has advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and combines it with Mindfulness. She is also trained in EMDR.

Born in Scotland, Ms. Brash has lived and worked in a number of countries and cultures, and understands the challenges of immigration and assimilation. Before becoming a psychotherapist, she worked in education and in technology development, which allows her particular insight into work-related issues.

Ms. Brash speaks Spanish, French and German.

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