Dr. Laura Rosser Kreiselmaier provides holistic therapy with an eye toward the intricate connections among our minds, souls, bodies, and relationships. She holds a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in Religion, Psychology, & Culture, where her dissertation research explored creativity and mystical experience. Dr. Laura is under supervision* to earn a license in Clinical Pastoral Therapy and teaches on the faculty of Nashville's Advanced Psychodynamic Psychotherapy training program, from which she completed two-year certification in 2016. She served as 2016-18 president of the Tennessee Association of Pastoral Therapists.
Dr. Laura's approach is interpersonal (with a focus on relationship patterns), psychodynamic (marked by insights about unconscious motivations), and pastoral (from a perspective grounded in theology and spirituality). She also uses the Enneagram personality typology and family systems theory.
Usually therapy sessions are conversational ("talk therapy"), but could also include:
Creative prescriptions (music, poetry, art, movies, etc.)
Enneagram personality study
Examining toxic beliefs
Listening to the body
Making a family genogram
Tracing relationship patterns
Unraveling organizational conflict
Dr. Laura's clients include artists and seekers, students and seniors, East Nashville feminists and Brentwood executives, single parents and burned-out Baptists. As a professional pianist, she especially enjoys working with other musicians and writers in the Nashville community. Laura is also a published author and composer and has received Reiki I training. She has served as a church staff member in several different denominations and is currently the staff pianist at Glendale United Methodist Church.
Appointments typically last 50 minutes and cost $150. A few sliding fee scale spots are reserved for clients in need of financial assistance. At present these are full, with a waiting list as they become available. Dr. Laura is not in-network with any insurance plans, but can provide you with a receipt (called a superbill) if you have out-of-network benefits.
*Supervisor is Dr. Richard Bruehl, LPC 304, LMFT 37, LCPT 52.
Please contact Dr. Laura directly to make an appointment or with any questions.