Behavioral Health Services
Laura E. Carlson, LICSW
Laura Carlson is a new addition to the team at Garden City Pediatric Associates. She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) and has more than 15 years of experience working with children and families.
Laura grew up in the Philadelphia area and moved to Virginia where she received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Roanoke College in 2005. In 2007, Laura received her Master’s in Social Work from Boston College and began her career working for South Shore Mental Health as a school-based clinician within the Randolph Public Schools. Laura moved to the North Shore in 2013, where she continued her career as a School Adjustment Counselor working for the Manchester/Essex Regional School District.
While working in the schools, Laura provided individual treatment for students, led multiple groups (including social skills, behavior regulation, and anxiety), provided mental health trainings for staff and parents, supported families navigating IEP’s and 504 plans, providing crisis response, and ongoing mental health management.
Laura is kept busy by being a mother of two young children and enjoys exploring the nature and beauty of the North Shore. She is thrilled to join Garden City’s collaborative approach in meeting children and family’s mental health needs.
Wondering how Laura can help you and your family? Laura provides solution-focused behavioral health treatment and support to children and families around emotional and behavioral challenges:
- Anxiety, depression, and ADHD
- Worries and fears
- Behavior management
- Parent guidance and support
- Support with major life transitions
- Connection to community resources
Contact your physician regarding availability