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New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings

 

~Lao Tzu

 

ABOUT ME

MY WORK

Metabolizing trauma is at the heart of what I do. As a body-centered psychotherapist, I believe in including the wisdom of body, emotions and mind to guide you toward resiliency. In working with individuals embedded in political contexts, I integrate different modalities, sensitivities and varied approaches to healing. I welcome plural and complex identities to explore their somatic dialogue through embodied practices. This is also informed by more than 16 years of experience as a national and international educator and trainer. I support therapists in their professional and personal path as a teacher, supervisor and mentor.

  • Adults and Young Adults

  • Complex Trauma and Attachment Disruptures

  • Transcultural identities and migration trajectories

  • Sexuality and body issues steaming from trauma

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Chronic Pain and Medical Trauma

  • Relationship Concerns

  • Dual Diagnosis

  • Trainer in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

  • Services in Catalan, Spanish, English

  • Supervision, Mentorship and Consultation

SPECIALITES
EDUCATION
  • MA Somatic Counseling (Naropa University)

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC.0013182)

  • Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherpist and Trainer

  • Board Certified Dance Movement Therapist 1270

  • Somatic Movement Educator/Therapist by ISMETA

  • PhD Political Science (University A. of Barcelona)

  • MA in Research (University A. of Barcelona)

PUBLICATIONS
MODALITIES

 

For detailed information on each modality, click on the link.

 

TESTIMONIALS

Christine Caldwell, PhD, LPC, BC-DMT, ACS

Professor Emeritus, Somatic Counseling Program, Naropa University

Kekuni Minton, PhD, LPC

Senior Faculty SPI

Laia Jorba is one of those rare therapists with such a phenomenal range of  multicultural, multilingual (Catalan, Spanish, English) and multidisciplinary (focus on gender and sexual identity,  culture, race and immigrant experience) approaches to psychotherapy.  As a faculty member of the Sensorimotor psychotherapy institute (and former faculty of Naropa and  Autonoma of Barcelona universities) we at SPI are blessed to have her on our team. 

Laia Jorba is one of the most skilled, dedicated, and empathic therapists I have ever encountered. Supervising her work over the years has enabled me to witness, at a nuanced level, the way she connects with, supports, and empowers her clients. She embodies a set of skills that is rare to find – from personal caring to theoretical acuity to sensitive and powerful interventions designed with the clients’ unique circumstances in mind. Laia truly lives her commitment to the body’s role in healing by facilitating deeply experiential inquiries into the ‘what is’ of present moment states, and then helping the client to integrate these experiences into daily life. Her ethical values, combined with her commitment to social justice and embodied empowerment make her a treasure in our community.

Janine D'Anniballe, PhD

Director Moving Beyond Trauma, MHP

There are few therapists who embody the true spirt of science-practitioner and Laia is one of them. Laia draws from her immense knowledge of the the literature on traumatic stress as she works with clients in therapy. She builds trust quickly with clients and expertly facilitates people's process through the most difficult feelings and experiences. If you are looking for a teacher and therapist who really understands trauma from a holistic lens - look no further than Laia. Her dedication and passion for the field and for the clients that she works with is second to none.  

 

FAQs

IS THIS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Deciding to go to therapy can be difficult. If you are considering this, part of you is curious and hopeful, while you may also feel stuck and hopeless. Walking with you between hope and fear is one of my callings. Let's set up a consultation call or meeting with no charge to decide if this is the right fit for you. And if not, I will point you in the right direction.

SERVICES PROVIDED
  • Individual therapy for transformational work

  • Consultation (complex trauma and chronic pain) to support you in your practice

  • Mentoring and supervising to become an "alchemist"
    in your therapeutic work

  • Teaching and Facilitation to integrate knowledge, research and passion

  • Immigration assessment to support you in your journey

FEES AND PAYMENTS
  • $175-$200 Individual Services

  • Sliding scale fees for consultations

  • Out of network provider

  • Cash, major credit cards, HSA and checks

 

CONTACT ME

ADDRESS

100 Arapahoe Ave. Suite 9

Boulder, CO, 80302

E-MAIL

laia [at] jorbacounseling [dot] com

Disclaimer: Electronic communication is not as secure as face to face or phone conversation. Please keep this in mind when communicating with me over the internet.

Individual Sessions

I tend to be full and do not work with a wait list, but reach out to me to inquire about space. You can also connect to one of my supervisees by filling the form here if you want a larger sliding scale.

Sensorimotor Consultations and Experientials

If you are seeking individual or group consultations or experiential sessions to support your sensorimotor professional development, you can schedule sessions here.

Other inquiries

For other inquiries, please, send me an email.