DR. LAURA C. SPILLER
Doctor of Psychology
I’m Dr. Laura Spiller and I have been a licensed psychologist since 2001. My doctoral training in clinical psychology at the University of Houston included a specialization in pediatric and general health psychology. For over 10 years, I was a professor who trained clinical psychology graduate students and conducted research on relationships. I moved back to Houston in 2015 and returned to full time private practice.
I work with individuals and couples coping with unexpected disappointments or challenges, particularly health problems and life transitions. Working with me, clients explore what matters most to them and choices for who and how they want to be. I provide the tools to identify and overcome the barriers to doing those things that matter. I am especially passionate about helping couples who feel out of touch with one another to re-connect, so they can use their relationship and each other to cope more successfully with challenges.
I believe it’s important for therapists to consult with other professionals and continually hone their skills. I am an active member of the Houston Community for Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and the Houston Psychological Association. You’ll find me reading professional books and attending or providing training workshops throughout the year.
On the personal side, I was widowed when my husband of 20 years lost his battle with cancer. Loving him and bearing witness as he said goodbye to all the people and things he loved was the hardest thing I have done. That experience has helped me to be fully present with others, especially when it is painful. My appreciation of the life I have motivates me to practice engaging fully in whatever I am doing. Connection with my kids, my partner, my parents, my friends, and my clients is what matters most to me.