Laura Giraldo

(LMHC, NCC, CCMHC)

About Me

Welcome to Better Help! I am so glad you decided to seek counseling. My name is Laura Giraldo and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Florida. I am also a National Certified Counselor and a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor. I earned a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from South University. Throughout my career I have worked in variety of settings including inpatient psychiatric facilities, substance use treatment centers, and foster care group homes. I have specialized experience in several areas including substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, life-stressors, employment issues, coping with life changes, and working with individuals who have experienced trauma.

My therapeutic style involves building rapport and getting to know you to facilitate a counseling approach that is tailored to meet your needs. I like to create a warm and interactive environment where you will feel comfortable to discuss the reasons for seeking counseling. I utilize a person-centered approach to assist you in gaining self-confidence and a stronger sense of identity. I offer acceptance and support, and empathetic understanding throughout counseling sessions. I will place focus on helping you discover your strengths to help you in persevering through life challenges and difficult times. My therapeutic style also involves using a solution-focused approach where together we will generate ideas for solutions to problems or challenges. I will provide you with concrete tools to help you make positive changes in your life. Together we will create attainable goals to improve your life.

I am passionate about helping others struggling with mental health disorders, helping individuals that are going through difficult times or life-challenges, offering support and providing tools necessary to make positive changes, and providing psychoeducation to those in need.

Together we can make a difference in your life. I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Body Image , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH17022 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by L.A. on Nov 18, 2020 after counseling with Laura for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Since having Laura as my counselor I've been able to reduce my stress level and talk through the things in my life that were worrying me most! I've made a lot of big decisions in the past year with Laura's support. She's an excellent counselor and is helping me improve my life and move forward with confidence.

Written by C.L. on Aug 20, 2020 after counseling with Laura for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

I really enjoy having Laura as my therapist. I’ve had several in the past and I never found therapy to be helpful with them, but it is so helpful with Laura. She is a good listener and offers great feedback and realistic suggestions.

Written by A.N. on Apr 23, 2020 after counseling with Laura for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

She’s a great listener and has great talking points into how to better handle my current situation and be better. Laura is awesome!

Written by T.I. on Jan 23, 2020 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Laura is great, she responds to my needs and is very kind and understanding. I feel myself wanting to become a better person just after 2 sessions with her. I’m looking forward to working with her more in the future.