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
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Compassion fatigue , ADHD Read more...
LMHC #MH12945 (Expires: 2021-03-01)
LMFT #MT3301 (Expires: 2021-03-01)
Laurie is a kind, thoughtful practitioner who has assisted me in becoming a better version of myself. I could not have made it through the past two years without her support.
Five stars. Laurie is great and I truly believe she really cares. She is a treasure and a wonderful therapist.
Laurie is a highly skilled counselor and is knowledgeable, professional, and very easy to work with! I have been seeing Laurie for around 8 months now. She has provided me with a safe space to work through the many challenges I have faced since beginning with her. I feel very fortunate to have found Laurie on BetterHelp and I highly recommend her!
Laurie is absolutely amazing. She is knowledgeable, friendly, approachable, a fantastic listener, never judgmental, and the sole reason I refer friends to better help. I wish I could refer them directly to Laurie!
I always feel better after we talk.
Laurie is so considerate and really helps you get to the root of your issues. She connects things from past experiences to everyday issues so well. She’s always so nice to talk to and she really lets you talk about whatever you need to talk about.
Although I’ve only had 2 sessions with Laurie so far, I feel like I’m making significant progress in my own mental health. She is empathetic and understanding of what I am going through.
She is an exceptional counselor! I thoroughly enjoy our sessions and highly recommend her to anyone looking for an evolved insight into themselves.
Love working with Laurie she listens and has unique and helpful feedback.
Very empathetic and compassionate person. I can tell she really hears what I'm saying which is therapeutic in and of itself.
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 :)