Laura A. Foster, Ph.D.


Dr Laura Foster

Dr. Foster is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma, anxiety, and depression. She offers individualized, evidence-based therapy for adults and adolescents. Dr. Foster provides a compassionate and supportive approach to collaboratively work toward each client's goals of overcoming anxiety, challenges with mood, relationship problems, stress, or health concerns to lead a more fulfilling life connected with what they value most.

Dr. Foster also provides exposure and response prevention (ERP) for OCD and cognitive processing therapy (CPT) for PTSD. Her approach is complemented by the integration of mindfulness and acceptance-based strategies from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).

Dr. Foster received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Maine in the Developmental-Clinical track. Her training emphasized the intersection of development and psychosocial functioning across the lifespan. She completed her predoctoral internship at WellSpan Philhaven CBT in Pennsylvania and returned to Maine for her postdoctoral residency at Health Psych Maine.

Dr. Foster has co-authored a book, chapters, and peer-reviewed articles on the topics of social anxiety, depression, interpersonal rejection, and social skills. She has presented her research on relationships and social anxiety at national conferences. With the ultimate goal of returning home to Maine, Dr. Foster was thrilled to join Health Psych Maine full-time. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the woods and coast, kayaking, knitting, and gardening.