Laurence Ouellette

(M., Ed, LPC-S)

About Me

Hello. My Name is Larry Ouellette . I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with an additional certification to provide supervision to counselors in training. I am licensed in the state of Texas. I have an M.Ed. in counseling granted by Cambridge College. I have more than 20 years’ experience in private practice, in addition to working in acute care psychiatric hospitals providing care to all ages from pediatric to geriatric. I have also served as the clinical director of a community based outpatient mental health center. My first love has always, and remains, working with individuals, couples and families.

Several months ago I decided to work exclusively online (I have utilized telemed platforms for online and phone based counseling for several years). I have found video, phone and live chat counseling to be effective and efficient tools for the delivery of therapeutic care. And there's no traffic to deal with!

I have significant history with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, family conflict; coping with grief and loss; career and workplace issues. I also have extensive experience and training in the area of trauma and its short and long term consequences.

I am primarily a Cognitive Behavioral counselor, which means we would be working with beliefs and thoughts, and how they drive behaviors. I also have training and extensive experience in several other treatment modalities, including psychodynamic counseling, family systems, grief counseling and EMDR, among others. My approach to counseling is pragmatic, and I will often draw from many disciplines as required as we work toward solutions.

I am a client-centered counselor. I won’t ask you to do anything that violates your first principles, but we may in the course of our work examine and test the validity of those principles to see if they still apply. I am open minded, compassionate, and many of my clients have told me I’m easy to talk to.

We’ll likely start with identifying goals, because if we want to go someplace we need to know where that place is. Then we may develop a plan to help us organize our work. Or, if it seems right, we may just dive into the problems and see where we go. Counseling is an intensely personal experience. It’s a journey. I will listen, guide, encourage, support, empower and cajole. But I won't tell you what to do. Because it’s your journey.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #63154 (Expires: 2022-07-31)


Reviews

Written by D.A. on Sep 15, 2020 after counseling with Laurence for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and sleeping disorders

Mr. Ouelletted is a very insightful, to the point, precise therapist who listens, remembers, and everything he says is relevant, appropriate, and to the point in terms of tone, clarity, and content. By "tone" I mean therapists must be careful to tell a patient what they can hear. And mr. Ouellette does just that.

Written by B.L. on Aug 26, 2020 after counseling with Laurence for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

Hands down one of the nicest guys on the face of the Earth. Great listener, good balance of comedy and seriousness when it comes to him. Very knowledgeable in reading the room and knowing which to go with. Definitely took me from a pretty bad spot to a clear mind. 10 out of 10 would recommend, I have nothing negative to say. Enjoyed every conversation we had hope the absolute best for him and his wife.

Written by A.U. on Jul 28, 2020 after counseling with Laurence for 2 weeks

Mr.Ouellete has been super timely and amazingly helpful in my time of need. One session only at this time due to an impromptu move but am ready and willing for more. He is very attentive and super nice. For only knowing the man for a couple weeks he has show great motivation in helping me move on from things i am dealing with in my life. 10/10

Written by J.D. on Jul 27, 2020 after counseling with Laurence for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, and parenting issues

He is wonderful

Written by R.U. on Jun 26, 2020 after counseling with Laurence for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, anger management, and career difficulties

He’s great and understanding!

Written by T.E. on Mar 06, 2020 after counseling with Laurence for 1 month

Larry is highly knowledgeable, calm, and experienced counselor for both individual and partnership issues. His style is very no-nonsense and goal-oriented, and with his help I was able to establish a much better idea of what I was feeling about my particular issue and what I want going forward. I would highly recommend him for anybody who has a specific problem that they wish to overcome, and who is willing to put in the work to do it.