Referral Lists

Laura now has LDS Counselor referral lists available for the Utah and Boise, Idaho areas, including information on how to find additional therapists based on your preferences:

Laura’s Handouts

The following are some of Laura’s clinical handouts and worksheets that she primarily uses with clients. We have decided to make them available here, so that clients can access them more quickly than waiting for them to be sent. We hope these resources might also be helpful to those that would like to utilize some self-help therapy in improving their lives and relationships.

These resources are listed in alphabetical order, but if you search for any of the following categories you will find all of the handouts on a particular topic. The categories to search for are: Addiction, Depression, Infidelity, Marriage, Pre-Marital, Self-Development or Sex Therapy. Click on the handout title link to open the handout in a printable pdf file. You can also click on the column headers to sort by that column (i.e. click on “Last Updated” to find all the handouts that have been updated most recently).

ImageHandout TitleCategoriesLast UpdatedResource Type
--4 Keys – Developing a More Personal and Profound Relationship with GodSelf-Development2019/07/27Handout
--5 Minute MeditationAddiction Recovery
Self-Development
Sex Therapy
2017/08/01Exercise/ Worksheet
--5 Minute Meditation (AUDIO)Self-Development2017/02/23Audio
--7 Sleep TipsSelf-Development2019/03/21Handout
--7 Steps of Spiritual Surrender – How to Do Spiritual SurrenderAddiction Recovery
Self-Development
Sex Therapy
2018/11/18Handout
--9 Core Emotions Exercise Addiction Recovery
Marriage
Self-Development
2018/03/01Exercise/ Worksheet
10 Steps to a Happier LifeDepression
Self-Development
2015/08/01Handout
10 Tips for Maintaining Sexual Integrity (By Joe Dallas, www.NewLife.com)Sex Therapy2019/02/04Handout
11 Roadblocks to Addiction Recovery (for partners)Addiction Recovery2016/08/01Handout
16 Ways to Flirt with your HusbandMarriage
Sex Therapy
2019/10/11Handout
20 Questions -- Your Conversation Starter about SexSex Therapy2015/09/01Exercise/ Worksheet
21 Cute (& Naughty) Ways to Flirt with Your HusbandMarriage
Sex Therapy
2019/10/11Handout
22 Things Happy People Do Differently (Dr. Mercola)Self-Development2015/03/15Handout
50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food by Susan Albers
Book
Audiobook
Addiction Recovery
Self-Development
2019/05/3Book/ Audiobook
80/20 Relationship Dynamic, TheMarriage2019/01/22Handout
A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of a Course in Miracles by Marianne Williamson
Book
Audiobook
Self-Development2019/05/3Book/ Audiobook
A Quick Couple Tune-Up: A-R-E – Accessibility, Responsiveness, EngagementMarriage2018/06/13Exercise/ Worksheet
Accountability PartnersAddiction Recovery2016/10/01Handout
"ACES" -- How She Can Want To – DiagramMarriage
Sex Therapy
2019/02/09Handout
Active Addiction RecoveryAddiction Recovery2019/10/16Handout
Addiction Recovery and Prevention ProgramAddiction Recovery2014/12/01Handout
After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful by Janis Abrahms Spring
Book
Audiobook
Infidelity
Marriage
2019/05/3Book/ Audiobook
And They Were Not Ashamed: Strengthening Marriage through Sexual Fulfillment by Laura M. Brotherson
Book
Audiobook
Marriage
Sex Therapy
2019/05/3Book/ Audiobook
Arousal Helpers - How to Stay More Mentally, Emotionally and Physically Present During LovemakingSex Therapy2018/02/01Handout
Auditory ArousalSex Therapy2017/09/01Handout


Behavioral and Emotional Accountability – LifeStar of St. GeorgeAddiction Recovery
Marriage
Self-Development
2019/05/30Podcast
Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life by Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend
Book
Audiobook
Marriage
Self-Developement
2019/05/3Book/ Audiobook
Boundaries in Marriage by Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend
Book
Audiobook
Marriage
Self-Development
2019/05/13Book/ Audiobook
Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps by Richard Rohr
Book
Audiobook
Addiction Recovery
Self-Development
2019/05/3Book/ Audiobook
Bridges to Desire – Getting From 0 - 60 SexuallySex Therapy2016/07/01Exercise/ Worksheet
Challenging the Narcissist (by Wendy Behary, www.psychotherapynetworker.org)Marriage
Self-Development
2017/02/06Handout
Characteristics of Healthy and Unhealthy Sexuality - "Raising the Bar"Marriage
Self-Development
Sex Therapy
2019/04/20Handout
Clearing Out Your Emotional ClosetSelf-Development2013/08/01Exercise/ Worksheet
Codependency and Counterdependency CharacteristicsMarriage
Self-Development
2018/05/10Handout
Codependency and the Continuum of SelfMarriage
Self-Development
2013/08/27Handout
Codependency, Boundaries and Detaching (Healing Through Christ, p. 142-147, Healing Through Christ Institute, LLC)Marriage
Self-Development
2018/09/19Handout
Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself by Melody Beattie
Book
Audiobook
Self-Development2019/05/3Book/ Audiobook
Common Concepts in Counseling with CouplesMarriage
Self-Development
2015/05/01Handout
Couples Questions – Increasing Emotional ConnectionMarriage2018/09/06Exercise/ Worksheet
Cycle of AddictionAddiction Recovery2013/10/01Handout
Dealing with My Pornography Problem (Understanding Pornography and Sexual Addiction: A Resource for LDS Parents and Leaders, p. 144, SA Lifeline)Addiction Recovery2013/07/01Handout
Dealing with My Spouse’s Pornography Addiction (Understanding Pornography and Sexual Addiction: A Resource for LDS Parents and Leaders, p. 145, SA Lifeline)Addiction Recovery2013/07/01Handout
De-Stressor List -- Create Your Own Stress Relief ToolboxSelf-Development2019/06/04Handout
Devotedly: The Personal Letters and Love Story of Jim and Elisabeth Elliot by Valerie Shepard
Book
Audiobook
Marriage
Pre-Marital
2019/10/01Book/ Audiobook
Disarming the Narcissist: Surviving and Thriving with the Self-Absorbed by Wendy T. Behary
Book
Audiobook
Marriage
Self-Development
2019/05/3Book/ Audiobook
Divorce Busting – Last-Resort TechniquesMarriage2013/12/01Handout
Do You Know the Difference? Porn-Related Sex vs. Healthy SexAddiction Recovery
Sex Therapy
2011/01/01Handout
Dr. Amen's Change Your Brain Workshop: Essential Principles and Tools to Change by by Daniel G. Amen
Audiobook
Depression2019/05/3Audiobook
Dysfunctional Bond Between Narcissists and Co-Dependents, The – Understanding Today's Narcissist in Podcasts by Christine HammondMarriage
Self-Development
2019/05/30Podcast
Effects of Pornography on Intimate RelationshipsAddiction Recovery
Sex Therapy
Marriage
2018/04/09Handout
Emotional Freedom Technique – EFT TappingSelf-Development2019/04/27Exercise/ Worksheet
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT Tapping) Demonstration by Gary CraigSelf-Development2019/05/30Video
Every Man’s Battle: Winning the War on Sexual Temptation One Victory at a Time by Stephen Arterburn
Book
Audiobook
Addiction Recovery
Self-Development
Sex Therapy
2019/05/09Book/ Audiobook
Fact Sheet--Female Sexual Response ModelsSex Therapy2015/09/24Handout
Formal Disclosure ProcessAddiction Recovery2014/06/01Handout
Fourth Step InventoryAddiction Recovery
Self-Development
2019/06/04Worksheet
Fuel for Female Sexual Desire – How Women Get in the Mood (rocket diagram)Sex Therapy2019/03/20Handout
Good Sleep HabitsSelf-Development2014/07/01Handout
Healing Through Christ Family Workbook: Help, Hope, and Healing for those who have a loved one in addiction
Book
E-Book
Addiction Recovery2019/05/13Book/ E-Book
Healing Through Christ Recovery Workbook: Help, Hope, and Healing for those willing to rely upon the Savior to liberate them from the captivity of addiction
Book
Addiction Recovery2019/05/13Book
Healing Trauma Through Self-Parenting: The Co-Dependency Connection Patricia O’Gormon
Book
Audiobook
Self-Development2019/05/3Book/ Audiobook
Healthy BoundariesMarriage
Self-Development
2019/05/18Handout
Healthy Habits WorksheetSelf-Development2013/10/01Exercise/ Worksheet
Help for Healing from DepressionDepression2015/08/01Handout
His Needs, Her Needs: Building an Affair-Proof Marriage by Willard F. Harley, Jr.
Book
Audiobook
Infidelity
Marriage
2019/05/3Book/ Audiobook
Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by Dr. Sue Johnson
Book
Audiobook
Marriage2019/05/04Book/ Audiobook
How to Be More Playful in Your MarriageMarriage
Sex Therapy
2019/10/11Handout
I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t): Telling the Truth about Perfectionism, Inadequacy, and Power by Brené Brown
Audiobook
Self-Development2019/05/04Audiobook
Identifying Mental Weeds and FlowersSelf-Development
Sex Therapy
2016/10/01Exercise/ Worksheet
Identifying Triggers and BoundariesAddiction Recovery2019/10/16Exercise/ Worksheet
Inquiry--Highlights from Loving What IsMarriage
Self-Development
2019/11/04Handout
Inquiry--Loving What Is - Judging Your Neighbor Worksheet - Laura's VersionMarriage
Self-Development
2019/05/13Exercise/ Worksheet
Is It Addiction?Addiction Recovery2017/03/01Handout
Knowing HER Intimately: 12 Keys for Creating a Sextraordinary Marriage by Laura M. Brotherson
Book
Audiobook
Marriage
Sex Therapy
2019/05/04Book/ Audiobook
Knowing HER Intimately – 12 Essential Ingredients for a Sextraordinary MarriageSex Therapy2019/03/25Handout
Key Life Events Inventory TimelineAddiction Recovery
Self-Development
2019/02/02Exercise/ Worksheet
Laura’s “Love Language” WorksheetMarriage2018/03/01Exercise/ Worksheet
Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender by David R. Hawkins
Book
Audiobook
Self-Development2019/10/01Book/ Audiobook
Letting Go of Resentment in MarriageMarriage2016/08/01Exercise/ Worksheet
Levels of Sexual DevelopmentSex Therapy2016/04/01Handout
Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships by Dr. Sue Johnson
Book
Audiobook
Marriage2019/05/04Book/ Audiobook
Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life by Byron Katie
Book
Audiobook
Self-Development2019/05/04Book/ Audiobook
Marriage as a Collaborative AllianceMarriage2013/05/01Handout
Passion and Purity: Learning to Bring Your Love Life Under Christ's Control by Elisabeth Elliot
Book
Audiobook
Marriage
Pre-Marital
2019/10/01Book/ Audiobook
Personal Inventory – Daily Check InAddiction Recovery
Self-Development
2019/04/24Exercise/ Worksheet
Positive Communication BasicsSelf-Development2014/06/01Handout
Preparing for the Honeymoon – 10 Tips for the Wedding NightPre-Marital2018/07/04Handout
Pride vs. Humility – How to Be HumbleSelf-Development2015/03/01Handout
Process Writing WorksheetMarriage
Self-Development
2019/10/10Exercise/ Worksheet
Secrets of a Passionate Marriage: How to Increase Sexual Pleasure and Emotional Fulfillment in Committed Relationships by David Schnarch
Audiobook
Sex Therapy 2019/05/04Audiobook
Self-Awareness Assessment – “Good Girl/Good Boy Syndrome”Sex Therapy 2017/10/01Exercise/Worksheet
Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself by Kristin Neff
Book
Audiobook
Depression
Self-Development
2019/05/04Book/ Audiobook
Sensate Focus ExercisesSex Therapy2018/08/01Handout
Sexual Accelerators & Brakes WorksheetSex Therapy 2014/07/01Exercise/ Worksheet
Sexual Beliefs SurveySex Therapy 2017/07/01Exercise/ Worksheet
Sexual Self-Evaulation – from Knowing HER Intimately: 12 Keys for Creating a Sextraordinary MarriageSelf-Development
Sex Therapy
2018/07/16Exercise/ Worksheet
Shattered Vows: Hope and Healing for Women Who Have Been Sexually Betrayed by Debra Laaser
Book
Audiobook
Addiction Recovery
Infidelity
Marriage
2019/05/04Book/ Audiobook
Signs of Unhealthy Boundaries (Chemical Awareness Training Institute, p. 43)Addiction Recovery
Self-Development
2012/01/10Handout
Sitting in a Rowboat Throwing Marbles at a Battleship by Andrew Pipanne
Book
E-book
Addiction Recovery2019/10/01Book/ E-book
Soul Virgins: Redefining Single Sexuality by Doug Rosenau & Michael Todd Wilson
Book
E-book
Marriage
Pre-Marital
2019/10/01Book/ E-book
SAM-e & EmpowerPlus Q96 Supplements InfoDepression
Self-Development
2019/01/28Handout
Stop Depression Now: SAM-e – The Breakthrough Supplement That Works As Well As Prescription Drugs, in Half the Time…with No Side Effects - Book ReviewDepression2018/02/01Handout
Strengthening Recovery Through Strengthening Marriage: Healing from Pornography Addiction by Kevin B. Skinner & Geoff Steurer
Audiobook
Addiction Recovery
Marriage
2019/05/04Audiobook
Stress Relief/Self-Soothing ToolsSelf-Development2015/09/01Handout
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel Van Der Kolk
Book
Audiobook
Addiction Recovery
Depression
Self-Development
2019/05/04Book/ Audiobook
The Codependency Cycle (in relationships)Marriage2014/08/01Handout
The Good Girl's Guide to Great Sex: (And You Thought Bad Girls Have All the Fun) by Sheila Wray Gregoire
Book
Audiobook
Marriage
Sex Therapy
2019/05/04Book/ Audiobook
The Human Magnet Syndrome: Why We Love People Who Hurt Us by Ross Rosenberg
Book
Audiobook
Marriage
Self-Development
2019/05/04Book/ Audiobook
The Infidelity Formula – ArticleInfidelity2013/11/01Handout
The Infidelity Formula – DiagramInfidelity2018/12/14Handout
The Love Dare by Alex & Stephen Kendrick
Book
Audiobook
Marriage2019/10/01Book/ Audiobook
The New Codependency: Help and Guidance for Today's Generation by Melody Beattie
Book
Audiobook
Self-Development2019/05/04Book/ Audiobook
The Sexually Confident Wife: Connecting with Your Husband Mind Body Heart Spirit by Shannon Ethridge
Book
Audiobook
Marriage
Sex Therapy
2019/05/04Book/ Audiobook
Things I Wish I'd Known Before We Got Married by Gary Chapman
Book
Audiobook
Marriage – Pre-Marital2019/05/04Book/ Audiobook
Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got MarriedPre-Marital2010/09/01Handout
Toolbox – Beating Compulsive/Addictive BehaviorsAddiction Recovery2014/04/01Handout
Top 15 Things Couples Do Who Do Well with Addiction RecoveryAddiction Recovery
Marriage
Self-Development
2019/01/24Handout
Treating Pornography Addiction: The Essential Tools for Recovery by Kevin B. Skinner
Book
Audiobook
Addiction Recovery2019/05/04Book/ Audiobook
Treating Trauma from Sexual Betrayal: The Essential Tools for Healing by Kevin B. Skinner
Book
Audiobook
Addiction Recovery
Infidelity
2019/05/04Book/ Audiobook
Understanding Pornography Addiction and The Brain (by, Donald L. Hilton, S.A. Lifeline Foundation)Addiction Recovery2017/03/25Handout
Undoing Depression: What Therapy Doesn't Teach You and What Medication Can't Give You by Richard O’Connor
Book
Audiobook
Depression
Self-Development
2019/05/04Book/ Audiobook
Verilux HappyLight Compact Personal, Portable Light Therapy Energy Lamp
Amazon
Depression
Self-Development
2019/05/04Other
What Your Parents Didn't Tell You About Sex: An LDS Guide to Sexual Intimacy by Anthony A. Hughes
Audiobook
Sex Therapy2019/05/04Audiobook
Why I Love 12 Steps for...EveryoneAddiction Recovery
Marriage
Self-Development
2019/01/28Handout
Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man’s Soul by John Eldredge
Book
Audiobook
Self-Development2019/05/04Book/ Audiobook
You Can Heal Your Life by Louise L. Hay
Book
Audiobook
Depression2019/05/04Book/ Audiobook
Your Personal Arousal ScaleSex Therapy2017/03/01Exercise/ Worksheet
Your Sexual & Relational HistorySex Therapy2015/08/01Exercise/ Worksheet
Your Sexual Stewardship Before Marriage – How to Prepare for a Healthy Sexual RelationshipPre-Marital
Sex Therapy
Marriage
2018/03/01Handout
"Your Toolbox for Tackling Depression"Depression
Self-Development
2019/03/14Handout