Thank you for your interest in Laura M. Brotherson’s counseling services.

The following is information about Laura’s Wait List and “Priority Client” option.

 

Wait List

Laura does accept new clients, but unfortunately has a rather long wait list (around 4-6 months wait). Laura has a local (Utah) counselor referral list and can try to help you find a referral if you provide your location (city, state) and if you have any preferences regarding the type of therapist you’d like (male/female, specialties, LDS, etc.) Keep in mind that not many counselors specialize in sex therapy or have online options, so there are not a lot of options for referrals.

If you prefer to wait for Laura she just needs the following for each individual that will be attending the session(s):

  • First & Last Name
  • Email
  • Cell#
  • Location (city, state)
  • Online or In-office Sessions Desired


Priority Clients

Due to the high demand for counseling, we now have an option for clients who would like to get in for counseling sooner. We have a new classification of “Priority Client” where we move you to the top of the list (based on when you become a Priority Client). The cost is $180/session hr instead of the regular rate of $150/hr. This Priority Client session fee of $180/hr applies for all sessions until the Priority Client reaches the date they would have been at the top of the Regular Client wait list. Session fees would then go back to the regular rate of $150/hr. Please let us know if you are interested in this option. Text or call us at 801-709-0253 or email us to get on our wait list and/or Priority Client list.

How the Wait List Works

How Laura’s wait list works is when it looks like there are consistently a few openings that her current clients don’t need, then she will add in new clients from her wait list and keep offering that particular slot down her wait list until someone is able to take it. As current clients have appointments less and less often or “graduate” themselves, then that opens up a slot for new clients. We try to be sure current clients have sufficient appointment slots before adding in new clients.

As you are getting closer to the top of the wait list we will send you 2-3 separate emails (depending on if you will be meeting in-office or online), so that you are ready to take an appointment when they come open. They are usually last-minute spots for the first session. The following are the emails to expect:

For “In-Office” Clients:

“Email #1 – Instructions for New Client Set Up”

This will provide:

  • Information about our Client Portal system through SimplePractice
  • A link with detailed information on how to set up an in our Client Portal system, as well as how to e-sign docs and forms, schedule appointments and view billing and payment details.


“Email #2 – [Activation Required] Welcome to Laura’s new online counseling site” (SP login)

This is the login invitation you will receive from us through SimplePractice to create an account and access all the features the client portal offers.

Note: Each client/individual will need their own separate Client Portal account even if doing couple therapy.

For “Online” Clients:

“Email #1 – Instructions for New Client Set Up & Zoom Video Set Up”

This will provide:

  • Information about our Client Portal system through SimplePractice and our secure Video Conferencing through Zoom
  • A link with detailed information on how to get set up in our Client Portal system, as well as how to e-sign the docs and forms, schedule appointments and view billing and payment details
  • A link with detailed information on how to get set up with Zoom and accept Laura as a contact.


“Email #2 – [Activation Required] Welcome to Laura’s new online counseling site” (SP login)

This is the login invitation you will receive from us through SimplePractice to create an account and access all the features the client portal offers.


“Email #3 – Zoom Invitation from Laura M. Brotherson, LMFT, CST” (through Zoom)

This is the invitation you will receive to create an account and/or accept Laura’s invitation to be added to her contacts, making it easier to meet with you for your scheduled session time(s).

Note: Each client/individual will need their own separate Client Portal and Zoom account even if doing couple therapy.

When an appointment does become available, we will contact you and schedule the first session for you. All future sessions, you will be able to schedule through your Client Portal account.

Backstory

While you are waiting, and if you would like, it may be helpful for you and/or anyone participating in the counseling to send Laura a confidential email with as much background information as you would like to share about anything you think would be helpful for her to know or understand ahead of time.

This can save some time in session, and allow you to dive in more quickly when you meet. It can also be therapeutic in and of itself to write out your story and/or your concerns. You can send that to Laura anytime before your first session. You can request Laura’s secure/ confidential email by contacting Laura’s assistant (Beth) at 801-709-0253 (voice and text) or email.

Learn More about Laura’s Counseling

For more information about Laura and getting set up with her counseling sessions, click here.

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:


We apologize that Laura is not able to help you more quickly.

In the meantime, you may also find helpful information on Laura’s StrengtheningMarriage.com website. Best to you!