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New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings


~Lao Tzu




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

  • 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)



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



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.  




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.

  • 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

  • $175 Individual Services

  • Sliding scale available

  • Out of network provider

  • Cash, major credit cards, HSA and checks


If you need to cancel your appointment, please contact me at least 24 hours in advance of your session. Sessions canceled with less than 24 hours notice will not be refunded, excepting emergencies.




100 Arapahoe Ave. Suite 9

Boulder, CO, 80302


laia [at] jorbacounseling [dot] com

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I am currently not accepting new regular clients. If you are an SP learner seeking consultation or experiential sessions, please, reach out.