Laura K. Frazier, Ph.D. is
a licensed psychologist focused in the treatment of anxiety, depression,
and mood disorders in children, adolescents, and adults. She is
an expert in psycho-educational evaluations that identify specific
learning disorders, attention deficit, intellectual giftedness
and learning strengths and weaknesses.
Dr. Frazier has developed her expertise in
treating anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders. She specializes
in more complex presentations, where more than one condition or
factor exists. She uses a combination of approaches including
cognitive-behavioral therapy with her patients and involves the
parents, the school, other providers, and the support network
where and when appropriate. Dr. Frazier is working closely with
and leveraging the approaches used by Dr. Theresa Shank on cases
involving obsessive-compulsive disorder and body-focused repetitive
behaviors (such as hair pulling and skin picking).
Dr. Frazier is experienced in conducting psycho-educational
assessments. At the University of Oklahoma Counseling Center,
she supervised all of the psycho-educational evaluations and trained
the pre-doctoral interns on conducting the tests and evaluating
test results. Parents and educators value Dr. Frazier’s
report results for their clear diagnosis of a learning disability,
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, thorough explanation
of all factors, including cognitive and psychological issues,
that could be affecting a child in school.
Her experience with developmental issues and
challenges associated with primary and secondary education is
extensive. She is comfortable and experienced in treating substance
abuse, trauma, oppositional defiant disorder, and eating disorders.
Dr. Frazier has worked with LGBT issues, self-injury behavior
(such as ‘cutting’), and psychological issues involving
mental control and flexibility which emerge in secondary and college
years. Her past positions included supporting college campuses
in mental health issues and she is experienced with the issues
related to that population.
Prior to earning her doctorate, Dr. Frazier
worked as an elementary school counselor in the public school
system, providing students with educational planning and personal-social
development. She has experience treating ‘school refusal’
and insights into the school policies and procedures to manage
this condition and support the student.
Dr. Frazier’s approach includes educating
the parents, schools, and other providers as appropriate. She
regularly consults with pediatricians, primary care physicians,
and psychiatrists to coordinate care and achieve maximum benefit
for the client. Pediatricians trust her. When symptoms interfere
with functioning in school, Dr. Frazier consults with school personnel
on intervention techniques to enable the student to progress through
the school day as smoothly as possible.
With Dr. Labellarte, Dr. Frazier will be focusing
on therapeutic issues associated with Dysautonomia (POTS) patients.
Dr. Frazier recognizes this disease and understands the treatment,
the personality dimensions and behaviors that benefit from cognitive
behavior therapy. She is committed to making a difference with
Dr. Frazier received her doctoral degree in
Counseling Psychology from the University of Oklahoma. She completed
her pre-doctoral internship with the Oklahoma Health Consortium,
which included rotations in neuropsychology and behavioral health.
Dr. Frazier is a Maryland native, and earned both her Bachelor’s
and Master’s Degrees from the University of Maryland.
What are the fees for therapy with Dr. Shank,
Dr. Frazier, or Ms. Blum?
As with Dr. Labellarte, the CPT codes reflect
the extent of service, but billing for appointment is always based
on time. Appointments are set up as 1 hour (up to 50 minutes face-to-face).
Typically, therapy patients are seen for one hour therapy sessions.
The CPT code for the first visit is 90791 (1 hour face-to-face
contact) for the initial appointment and 90837 (up to 55 minutes
face-to-face contact) for subsequent appointments. The initial
appointment with Dr. Frazier is $200 and subsequent appointments
are $180. (HOW
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