Individual, Couples and Family Counseling Psychological Assessment and Consulation
Dr. Laura McKee is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice with offices in Driggs and Jackson. Laura received her master’s degree in Agency Counseling in 1986 and her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology in 1997, both from the University of Northern Colorado. Laura has over 30 years of experience in the counseling field. Before starting her private practice in 1996, Laura spent ten years at the Jackson Hole Community Counseling Center, as a therapist, staff psychologist, on-call manager, and the program manager.
Laura is available to see clients in her office and in the community. She offers individual, couples, family, and group counseling for ages ten and up. Laura has extensive experience in helping people of all ages to deal with issues such as trauma, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, bipolar disorder, thought disorders, self-esteem, boundary setting, relationships, dual disorders, self-destructive behavior patterns, grief and loss, family conflicts and codependency. Laura’s uses an individualized, integrated approach to therapy to help each person recognize and honor their own values, boundaries, and strengths, as well as to develop healthy interpersonal skills.
Eye Movement Densensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Laura offers Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to help clients heal from past traumatic experiences. EMDR is a comprehensive, integrative psychotherapy approach. It helps an individual move forward and to heal from the past experiences that have set the groundwork for current unhealthy patterns and current situations that trigger problematic emotions, beliefs and sensations. EMDR also enhances future adaptive behaviors and wellbeing.
Psychological and Intellectual Assessment
A psychological evaluation is generally performed when a problem with behavior, mood, and/or performance and the cause needs to be determined. A full battery of psychological tests can take several hours to administer, and several more hours for the professional to score, interpret as a whole picture of the individual, and write up a report to use in developing a curriculum or treatment plan. Occasionally, only a few tests from the full battery are needed to pin point or rule out a particular problem. Tests may include achievement and aptitude tests, intelligence tests, personality tests, and specific clinical tests.