Welcome! Thank you for reaching out and taking the first step in being vulnerable, and asking for help. You are definitely not alone. This is a safe space, so please feel free to share anything you’d like. I want to join you on this counseling journey to help you feel safe, heard, respected, and comfortable in sharing your story so that together we can help you succeed and feel better.
I have a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Ball State University, and a professional counseling license in the state of Texas. I am originally from Ohio, but currently live in Clearwater, Florida with my husband and baby. Before we moved to Florida, we lived in Texas where I worked in several different locations, including a psychiatric hospital where I helped determine if people needed to be admitted or referred to outpatient counseling. Using my crisis counseling skills, I helped patients feel safe, respected, and accepted in sharing their stories of depression, anxiety, trauma, or addiction. I then worked at a private counseling practice working directly with adults and families in their homes as a mental health counselor. After they closed their doors, I worked at a non-profit mental health center using play therapy with children. After that I worked as a community-based counselor and case manager at a non-profit, certified community behavioral health center. I met with people in their homes or in the community listening to their stories, helping them work through their emotions to better make decisions for their lives. I then transitioned to a new unit at the same agency as a school-based counselor working with children at a local elementary school. I have the most experience working with people experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem, and low-motivation.
I draw from a variety of counseling theories including person-centered counseling, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and choice theory. It is my goal to create a safe, welcoming and caring space for you to feel free to be vulnerable in sharing your story so that we can work together in helping you succeed. It can be tough finding a counselor you feel comfortable with, so if at any time you think we’re not working well together, please do not hesitate to say so!
I look forward to meeting you and joining you on your counseling journey!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
LPC #81169 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
She’s awesome. She is very easy to talk to and very helpful.
Very helpful and will listen to you.
My therapy journey with Laura has been amazing, I really like how much she listened and took the time to understand where i was coming from. Some strategies she would offer on certain situation and has helped me get to my goal.
I really enjoy my time with her, & always look forward to a session w/ her. Thank you so much Laura, you have been a huge change in my life and I am grateful for it!
Laura is so wonderful. It has taken me years to find a therapist I really click with and I have with Laura.
Laura is very attentive and patient. I have enjoyed this process so far with her!
She is great!
Shes amazing. I love her help
I love how kind and responsive she is — she does an amazing job of listening and helping me. She really helped me dig into parts of my past that I didn’t realize how they were affecting me today. She also is just really real with her perspective on life— she’s great with balancing the hard and the good in life. Would highly recommend her!!
Laura is great to work with. She listens to me and we work through solutions together!
Very helpful, I really like the suggestions she has for different problems.
LAURA listens to me and ask the appropriate questions to assist me in finding the root of problems and potential solutions. She was able to provide me with tools to address my issues at that time.
My counseling experience with Laura Stevens has been very beneficial and helpful to me. She is kind, caring, and listens to my concerns and needs and provides useful feedback that I can implement into my life. I have definitely been able to tell a difference in just a few short weeks.
She has helped me ask questions I’ve never asked.
Laura is the best!! I was really nervous about starting counseling as I've never done this before but she instantly made me feel comfortable. She understands me and always seems to be able to pinpoint exactly what my struggles are. She gives me great feedback and is always so helpful and prepared with tons of useful tips and solutions to my issues. I highly recommend Laura to anyone looking to make some positive changes in their life!
She is so experienced and intuitive. I love how she can understand how I'm feeling even if I have difficulty explaining it. After 2 months of working with her, I can already feel a huge improvement in my overall emotional health. Her flexible schedule and powerful insight have been such helpful tools in accelerating my progress. She is a rock-star and I am grateful for her every day. 5 stars!
Laura is great at communicating with me and helping me cope with my feelings. She is wonderful at listening and sympathizing with my feelings. She doesnt tell me I am wrong and she doesnt try to minimize my feelings.
Laura is awesome! Pleasant, knowledgeable and eager to help. She's also very encouraging.
Very helpful and takes the time to listen. I have enjoyed speaking to her.
Laura is a kind and caring therapist. She listens without judgment and responds in a way that is gentle. We are still getting to know each other and figure out the style of therapy that works best for me, and she's patient and thoughtful through this process.