Hello and welcome! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Florida. I have over 6 years of counseling experience, working with adults, children and families struggling with challenges such as stress, anxiety, depression, parenting concerns, life transitions and trauma. I work from a strength-based approach, pulling from theories such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-focused Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). This integrative approach allows the ability to tailor counseling to meet individual needs. I enjoy helping others explore personal strengths and possibilities, elements that can be important parts of healing, growth and change. Prior to becoming a counselor, I was an educator, with 8 years of classroom experience.
I believe that the counseling process is a collaborative one, and that building rapport is very important. Let's work together to create goals, and move toward meeting these goals. I work from a place of warmth, respect and encouragement. We all face challenges from time to time. Reaching out for support can be the first step in identifying thoughts and behaviors that are not working for us, and can prompt us to explore new paths toward growth.
I welcome working with you on your journey.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
LMHC #MH12945 (Expires: 2021-03-31)
LMFT #MT3301 (Expires: 2021-03-31)
Coming from a unique relationship with three people who have obstacles just like any two people relationships Laurie is patient. She takes the time to get to know her clients their background and she really cares it shows. I've only been seeing her for about a month and we have covered issues regarding anxiety, disorders and even daily stresses. She opens my eyes to different points of view guiding me in the right direction. She is one of the best! ❤
Laurie is wonderful, she addresses all my concerns, doesn't seem to skip a beat. I am really bad at getting back to her and she will still message me to let me know she is there and available for me, and that means a lot. She makes it very easy for me to vent about things.
Laurie P is very understanding! She's flexible with her schedule, listens to your needs, and tries to understand who you are. Thank you for all you do! I also really appreciate the time you take to explain things to me and send me little articles to help between our scheduled sessions :)