Laura Windham, LCSW, Psy.D.
Psy.D., Immaculata University
M.S.W., Loyola University Chicago
B.A., University of Illinois at Chicago
EMDR Advanced Certification
Dr. Laura Windham founded Chrysalis Psychotherapy for Women in 2001 after moving to Philadelphia from Chicago. Her desire to start a private practice that specifically addressed the needs of women grew out of her early work experience in Chicago, where she worked with sexual assault survivors. Her interest in women’s issues continued unabated while she completed her MSW in Chicago, and upon her arrival in Philadelphia she saw a unique opportunity to begin a practice that would allow her to help women heal and grow through self-exploration. Not long after Chrysalis was established the counseling centers at the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, and The Renfew Center all began referring clients to Dr. Windham; they have come to rely on her experience and expertise in the areas sexual assault, interpersonal difficulties, eating disorders, trauma, and sexual orientation. Dr. Windham’s clients appreciate her sensitivity, good humor, and casual therapy style as well as her willingness to challenge them and offer insight or direction. Colleagues praise her commitment to her clients and unflagging drive to better serve them by actively keeping up with current literature and research. Dr. Windham’s dissertation research was nominated by the Council of Graduate Schools for the Distinguished Dissertation Award.
Over the past nine years Chrysalis has grown from Dr. Windham practicing alone to a dynamic group practice, with psychologists who specialize in treating the many varied challenges women face today including dating, marriage and family, female anger, women of color issues, GLBT issues, and executive coaching for women. It is no surprise then that Dr. Windham was named one of five Women of the Year by RealPhilly magazine in 2006.