Laura DaBruzzi, LICSW

Laura DaBruzzi, LICSW

Therapist Education

Post Master’s Training: Completed 1st year Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program through PrairieCare and Minnesota Psychoanalytic Society and Institute (MPSI)
Master’s Degree: University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
Bachelor’s Degree: 
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
Licensure: Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Laura is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) whom has worked in the human services field for over 10 years providing care to adults in a variety of settings including hospitals, schools, treatment programs, social service agencies and outpatient clinic.  Laura joined PrairieCare in 2011 working in the Adult Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) primarily in the social work role, leading psych education groups, completing intake assessments, treatment planning, crisis intervention, and providing resources/referrals on a multi-disciplinary team.  She is a clinical supervisor for social workers seeking their higher level license.  Since her start at PrairieCare she has pursued additional opportunities for further learning such as completing the Leadership Development Program and a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program.

Laura provides both individual and group therapy through PrairieCare Clinic.  She provides a weekly Women’s Therapy Group held on Thursdays from 2:45pm-4:00pm at the Woodbury location. The group is appropriate for those struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, shame, work stress and more. Its purpose is to provide a safe environment surrounded by other women navigating similar challenges/stressors. This group is a welcoming place to find support and encouragement as well as to gain increased confidence, explore dilemmas, challenge negative patterns, and implement effective coping strategies for an overall more balanced and enriching life.

Laura’s therapeutic approach in both her individual and group therapy work integrates cognitive behavioral techniques, psychodynamic, person-centered, solution-focused therapy in providing a safe, nonjudgmental space to explore issues, identify/implement skills and to be heard and understood.

Outside of her professional life, Laura enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially over a hot cup of coffee.  She enjoys taking small road-trips to discover new places, good food, taking walks and painting.

Special Clinical Interests
  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Stress
  • Self Esteem
  • Grief and Loss
  • Mood Disorders
  • Relationships
  • Work Stress
Additional Info
  • Adults

Related Resources

The Importance of Self Care By: Laura DaBruzzi, LICSW