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.
• Depression and Anxiety
• Trauma, Abuse
• 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
- Trauma and abuse
- Anger management
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 , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Blended Family Issues , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues Read more...
LCSW #SW9893 (Expires: 2021-03-31)
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!
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
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
In just 2 short visits she has helped me let go of so may issues that have been holding me back. She terrific!
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.
Laura is a great counselor. She has great insight and is a great listener. I feel heard and validated. Thank you, Laura!
Very helpful, caring, informative, creative, knowledgeable, ther is just not enough I can say about how wonderful she is!
Laura just really knows how to listen.. our talks always help me closer and closer to where I want to be.
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!!!
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.
She is kind person and very supportive!
Laura is great!
Laura is exceptionally knowledgable. Do everything she asks for because she is a keeper.