Laura Hout

Laura Hout is a certified TEAM-CBT therapist who helps people struggling anxiety, depression, relationship issues and life transitions. She also assists people overcoming a legacy of trauma, addiction or mental illness in the family of origin. Navigating the impact of early life experiences on one's present behaviors – in both personal and professional relationships – is a prime goal of therapy. Laura specializes in treating men and women struggling with emotional eating, binge eating disorder (BED), junk food addiction and weight loss.

Using methods from TEAM-CBT, Mindfulness and Self-Compassion skills and Relational Life Therapy®, Laura helps clients identify achievable goals and build on resiliencies. A published writer, she often uses narratives via fiction, film and memoir, to help expedite her clients’ insights.


“Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it.

Boldness has genius, power and magic in it."

~ Goethe


Laura has helped families, couples and individuals in various settings as a Marriage and Family Therapist. One-on-one and in groups, she empowers her clients to lead happier, healthier lives. “If we spend a lifetime trying to distance ourselves from parts of our lives that don’t fit who we think we’re supposed to be, we stand outside of our story and hustle for our worthiness by constantly performing, perfecting, pleasing, and proving.” ~ Brene Brown

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Beyond Overeating®

For those struggling with overeating but not seeking in-depth psychotherapy, Beyond Overeating® Workshops are ideal. Participants explore why they're overeating, and develop real-world skills for achieving improved health, weight loss and healthy maintenance. Workshops are held both in person and online to increase convenience and accessibility. Workshop attendees who wish to explore deeper life issues receive a discount on psychotherapy.

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Speaker & Writer

Laura Hout is a dynamic, energetic speaker who never fails to engage her audience. Having struggled herself, Laura understands the challenges of overcoming a legacy of trauma or addiction in the family of origin. An outspoken advocate for healthier relationships and lifestyles, she also writes articles about navigating our obesogenic environment. Humor, life experience and expertise help her connect with others in meaningful, lasting ways.

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Published In:

Los Angeles Times

The Therapist

Santa Barbara News Press

Santa Barbara Independent

Santa Barbara Magazine

San Francisco Chronicle/Examiner


Contra Costa Times

Diablo Magazine

Bay Area Parents