Porter Ranch Counseling | Meet the founder

Meet The Founder

Laurel Wiig, PHD, LMFT


My Dedicated Strengths: High classified information careers or high-profile situations or careers requiring additional privacy and confidentiality, private unmarked and located office or can travel to you, secret cleared, complex career positions, pilots, military, police, bio-engineering, actors, producers, writers, musicians, marital conflict, relationship issues, resiliency issues, unconventional relationships, career and life transitions, wealth management and inheritance issues, compulsive sexual behaviors, sex addiction, traumatic stress, intimacy, commitment issues, infidelity, cultivating self-love and compassion, personal empowerment and healing, healing from betrayal, empaths, narcissism personality disorder, issues related to being in the sex industry and their family members.


Welcome to exploring the possibilities of working together. I have 20+ years of hands-on, direct clinical practice and experience in psychotherapy, clinical psychology, education, evaluation and treatment. I’ve worked with over 1,000 clients and am still passionate about my work and the people that I encounter every single day. My goal in therapy is to help people develop empathy for themselves and their partners. I do that by providing a secure, accepting environment for you to explore your concerns in therapy.


As a relationship specialist, I emphasize establishing healthier, more satisfying relationships by working with you to find out what may be holding you back and then learn how to move forward in order to forge deeper emotional connections. Although it may feel like a struggle, many of my clients experience renewed hope and more depth in their relationships. I love being able to assist people in accomplishing more than they thought was possible in therapy when it comes to how they relate and connect to others.


Education My Doctorate in Clinical Psychology was earned at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, CA. In addition, I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (CA MFC 43813) with extensive training from Cedar-Sinai Medical Center for Psychiatry and the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Psychology Department. I have authored many articles on happiness, trauma, relationships, communication, couple’s counseling, unusual pressures and stressors of high-profile careers, sexuality, intimacy and complex life transitions. My methodology and specialization is in EFT, Emotionally Focused Therapy, for individuals and couples and have studied and am passionate about Jungian Depth Psychology that explores the psyche, personality formation and individuation process.


As a Professional Member of The American Psychological Association (APA), American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), and California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), I am committed to your therapy experience and process.


I believe you are important, you matter and I hope you say ‘yes’ to YOU!

Articles, Papers & Publications

  • The World of Dating When You Meet Mr/Ms Wrong (2020)

  • Why Everyone Can Benefit From Therapy (2020)

  • Why It’s Never Too Late: Repairing What We Missed In Our Childhood (2020)

  • How to Reduce Stress During the Relocation and Gas Leak in Porter Ranch” (2015)

  • 10 Steps to Reduce Anxiety (2014)

  • How to deal with Loss and Grief (2014)

  • Anxiety and Teens (2013)

  • 10 Ways to Improve Chronic Pain (2013)

  • Why Psychotherapy Helps to Improve Depression (2013)

  • Six Ways To Break The Stigma of Mental Illness (2012)

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder, A Case Study (2012)

  • How to Deal with a Personal Crisis (2012)

  • How to Build Better Relationships (2011)

  • Friends and Family (2011)

  • Karma and Kindness (2011)

  • The Secret Disease– The Alcoholic Mother (2011

  • How to Heal your Family’s Past (2011)

  • Domestic Violence and How to Heal (2010)

  • Why People Don’t Seek Help (2010)

  • Denial and Depression (2010)

  • Bullying and Teens (2010)

  • Rebuilding The Life That You Want (2010)

  • An Adolescent’s Experience Of Their Own Aggression (2008)



We work with adults, couples, families, children and teens.  If you’re looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or if you’re just ready to move in a new direction in your life, we are here to offer guidance and support no matter your situation.

© 2020 by Porter Ranch Counseling




Porter Ranch Counseling
11145 Tampa Avenue Suite 27A
Porter Ranch, CA 91326

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