Hello! My name is Laraine Winston. I’m a Mental Health Counselor licensed in the State of Florida and also a nationally Board Certified Behavior Analyst, as well as a Certified Health Coach with a specialization in weight management.
**PLEASE NOTE THAT MY CURRENT AVAILABILITY IS LIMITED. I HAVE ONE OPENING LEFT AT 6:00PM ON THURSDAYS.**
I completed my MS in Counseling Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in 1991. I’ve been working in the mental health field for over 25 years and for 10 of those years I’ve been in the role of a counselor providing therapy. During much of that time I worked with families in their homes to help them improve relationships and to create a more peaceful and cooperative home environment. Several years ago, I added health coaching to the services that I offer and have helped a number of people achieve important goals related to improving and maintaining their health.
My counseling approach is based on person centered therapy, behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy and solution focused therapy, and typically is a combination of these, depending on the needs of the person I’m working with.
I specialize in helping people with habits they’d like to change or develop; health and medical concerns: stress, anxiety and confidence related issues; improving relationships; coping with stressful family relationships; life changes; parenting, and child behavior management.
Some specific examples of habits that I’ve helped clients with include 1) increasing healthy behaviors like regular exercise, consuming healthy food, taking prescribed medication consistently, and following doctor’s recommendations, 2) increasing behaviors related to success at work or school, like completing assignments, time management, and arriving on time, and 3) decreasing habits that can get in the way of being healthy or having success in work, school, home or social life.
Some specific types of anxiety that I’ve helped clients with include worry and fears related to work or school situations, loss of relationships or employment, moving out of town, relationship challenges, and fears related to activities such as driving, flying, interacting with others and being in public places.
You can count on me to listen to you without judgement, to help motivate you and empower you to find within yourself the ability to make important changes. I will support you, encourage you to see your own potential and will help you identify and take concrete steps to reach it.
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching Read more...
LMHC #MH 6683 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
Working with Laraine has been fabulous! I came to her in a dark place, and felt very stuck in my life. I have been working with her for 18 months now and cannot even describe how far that beginning place feels from now. I felt like I learned something every session. She always explains when I need her to and provides resources for me to research on my own when I really want to dig in. She always validates my feelings and gives me methods to work through them and use them to my advantage. I really cannot say enough good things! Overall, she's great at what she does and has personally helped me tremendously!!
Laraine is absolutely wonderful!! She is such a comforting guide through navigating thought processes and life obstacles. She is such a warm individual who truly listens. She challenges your thought process when needed and is able to guide you organically to clarity. She provides you with life tools/coping strategies to help you become successful. Laraine provides such comfort and always provided reassurance that nothing was ever “too much”. I am soo grateful for Laraine’s kindness, warmth and therapeutic skills.
I believe Ms Winston is great, I talked with another lady and wasn’t to hopeful with her compassion and expertise but I am impressed with Ms Winston, she’s very caring, has great advice, I feel like she’s very knowledgeable in depression/anxiety. She makes you feel like your her only patient and pays close attention to what you’re saying and she has never rushed me as far as time. I feel like she genuinely wants to help me. She takes notes along the way. I appreciate her!
She just listens to me and hears me. She also is so great at guiding me through my thoughts and helping me open my eyes to sides I'm not seeing and reassuring me of the power and confidence I have and am creating within myself.
Laraine is so great! She is so understanding and super easy to talk to. She is always sending me stuff to work on! I highly recommend!
I was a little skeptical of using this site. I got matched with Laraine and was so happy with the response time. When I send her a massage she sends me a reply. I am very happy with her service.
In my short time with Laraine, both my wife and I have noticed great improvements to my overall mental well being and my handling of stressful situations.
Laraine has been extremely supportive of my journey and I cannot imagine going through this journey with another counselor.
She is helpful and caring. She gives me handouts and exercises to work on. Everything has been helpful and I feel better already!
Laraine has by far been one of the easiest people you could open up to. From the second I started speaking with her I felt that I could tell her anything without judgment. She gave me great advice on things I could work on and took the time to research some things to make my life better, I appreciate everything she has done and how easy she has made everything!