Laura Imbriale

LCSW

About me

Hello,
My name is Laura. A poet and writer named Bukowski stated that "Not everything that weighs you down is yours to carry". There are times when we need to distinguish the difference.
I am a licensed counselor in the state of Florida. I received my undergraduate degree at Boston College and a Master Degree in Social Work, at Florida International University. For the past 21 years I have served the Youth, Adults and Seniors in supporting their mental health. Focus areas have included, depression, anxiety, grief, addiction, and interpersonal relationships.
I achieve results by using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma Care. My primary therapeutic orientation is Client Centered and Solution Focused. I believe that individuals want to grow and evolve, but “life” has a way of growing individuals at a different pace than desired. However, once individuals get into a Solution Focused stance, the anxiety of the situation tends to diminish enough, so people can work on the problem. What a great way to deal with a situation that seems insurmountable.
I am a counselor with a solid reputation that shows authentic concern for individuals and the outcome of their decisions. Protecting an individual’s privacy is of the utmost importance to me and safety is a priority. I will help individuals to gain insight into the problem and creatively develop a plan with obtainable goals.

Specialties
• Addiction
• Depression and Anxiety
• Trauma, Abuse
• Grief
• Anger Management

I also have experience with "Inner Child " work and Art Therapy.

Years of Experience: 21 years.
MSW, LCSW SW9893 Expires 2021-31-03


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Anger management
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Read more...
Years of Experience: 21

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

FL LCSW SW9893


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Laura Imbriale. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Feb 03, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Being matched with Laura has helped me right away. She's given me tools and helped give me support so I may have the confidence to face my darkness. I've quickly been able to face a few challenges and build an even deeper connection with myself.

Written on Dec 22, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

I am extremely grateful for what i have learned from Laura. Starting therapy was the first step into my self healing journey, and she made it easier for me to get a sense of what i needed. She welcomed me with open arms, and never made me feel like my problems weren't valid. Especially dealing with my inner child. I appreciate everything she has done for me, and i would definitely recommend her. Thank you so much Laura.

Written on Oct 08, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and adhd

I love working with Laura, I always feel heard.

Written on Sep 27, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

She’s great! It feels like she knows what your thinking and going through.

Written on Sep 08, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Laura is a caring and respectful counselor and confidante who understands my problems and constantly encourages me to be my best self.

Written on Aug 15, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and adhd

I have been very happy with her and I owe my progress to her expertise at what she does. She’s phenomenal.

Written on Aug 14, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Very kind and understanding.

Written on Jul 30, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

She is just wonderful!

Written on Jun 15, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue

Laura has been an amazing listener and supported me so much through my journey so far! She has also been able to address all of my issues and has made recommendations that have truly changed my life in a short period of time. I feel like I have a lot to look forward to and that I'll be able to heal from a lot of my trauma and get the help I've needed for a long time. She's very comfortable to talk to and I feel safe opening up to her and being honest about myself and my life.

Written on Jun 11, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning coping with life changes

Laura is extremely helpful and encouraging as I move through a difficult life change. I've had 2 sessions with her and each time we speak, she grounds me as provides tools that I need during this process. Appreciate her assistance and expertise.

Written on Jun 01, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks

Laura is amazing at getting to point and addressing the issues with a plan of action to help. She is easy to talk to and is very good at what she does.

Written on May 12, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and family conflicts

Great information and easy to communicate with!

Written on Apr 16, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and adhd

Very understanding, supporting, and has a way of making me feel like im not the problem all the time and I love that.

Written on Feb 19, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Laura and Betterhelp deserver a 11/10 but the scale only goes to 10/10. I appreciate everything. Got me through some life stresses when I just needed an expert opinion that wasn't a close family member or friend. Thank you kindly.

Written on Feb 16, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Mrs. Laura truly cares. In our sessions she gives me the tools and also allows me to speak on how I would utilize those tools and follow up to check in. I appreciate her and look forward to more sessions.

Written on Jan 19, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

In just a matter of a few weeks I am feeling 99% in control of myself with setting boundaries as well.

Written on Jan 09, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

I got this app during a very low point. Laura was understanding, listened, but wasn’t pushy about forcing me into meeting. It made me feel more comfortable to continue to seek help on my own terms when I felt ready to. She also sent worksheets and resources. It is very nice to have somebody outside my “circle” to talk to, without having to go to an office.

Written on Dec 08, 2020 after therapy with Laura for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

She is very good at listening and probably one of the best people I've ever worked with.

Written on Nov 19, 2020 after therapy with Laura for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Laura has been able to mentor me on issues regarding addiction, dealing with tough familial situations, and stress from work. Her teaching laid a framework for me to clear my mind of negative things and ultimately to be closer to God, which has been the strongest tool of all. I thank Laura for what she has done for me!

Written on Nov 11, 2020 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

She knows just how to speak to me to get me to understand. She listens so well and always responds to me when I need hed

Written on Nov 10, 2020 after therapy with Laura for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and grief

I have had chronic mild depression my whole 50 year life. Been to therapy, once long term, several other attempts where I did not connect, including a couple on Better Help, but made minimal progress. Laura is the first person who I felt has been able to zero in on the root problem and offer a path to recovery, and for the first time I am cautiously optimistic that with her help she can prod me and work with me to finally achieve happiness

Written on Oct 02, 2020 after therapy with Laura for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

In just 2 short visits she has helped me let go of so may issues that have been holding me back. She terrific!

Written on Aug 15, 2020 after therapy with Laura for 3 months on issues concerning family conflicts, and parenting issues

I have appreciated Laura’s ability to truly listen. She’s great about asking questions to help me understand what I am truly thinking and how to work on it.

Written on Jul 24, 2020 after therapy with Laura for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Laura is a great counselor. She has great insight and is a great listener. I feel heard and validated. Thank you, Laura!

Written on Jun 23, 2020 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Laura just really knows how to listen.. our talks always help me closer and closer to where I want to be.

Written on May 22, 2020 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

This experience was a difficult step to take. A step I knew I needed to take, but refused it for most of my life. However, it has proven to be worthwhile and one of the best decisions that I've ever made! Dr. Imbriale is as good as advertised, and even that sells her short. So thankful for her patience and understanding. She has given me a clearer, more defined view of my life. I used to live in matte, now I am beginning to live in color. Thank you Dr. Imbriale!!!

Written on May 17, 2020 after therapy with Laura for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Laura is kind, insightful, and has many tools in her toolbox. She has provided and insight that I've never received from other counselors and I can already tell that I'll be able to use what she's teaching me for years to come.

Written on Apr 21, 2020 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is kind person and very supportive!

Written on Apr 09, 2020 after therapy with Laura for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Laura is great!

Written on Apr 02, 2020 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Laura is exceptionally knowledgable. Do everything she asks for because she is a keeper.

Work with me!