Laurie Pittman

(LMHC, LMFT)

About Me

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Compassion fatigue , ADHD
Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH12945 (Expires: 2021-03-01)

LMFT #MT3301 (Expires: 2021-03-01)


Reviews

Written by K.A. on Jun 29, 2020 after counseling with Laurie for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, anger management, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Five stars. Laurie is great and I truly believe she really cares. She is a treasure and a wonderful therapist.

Written by D.E. on Jun 12, 2020 after counseling with Laurie for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

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!

Written by M.A. on May 19, 2020 after counseling with Laurie for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

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!

Written by D.A. on Mar 24, 2020 after counseling with Laurie for 8 months on issues concerning coping with life changes

I always feel better after we talk.

Written by T.R. on Feb 24, 2020 after counseling with Laurie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

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.

Written by A.N. on Sep 16, 2019 after counseling with Laurie for 3 months on issues concerning coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Laurie is an amazing listener. She gives incredible feedback, notices interesting things, and helps reframe bad situations to help get through hard times. I could not have made it these past few months without her.

Written by J.E. on Sep 13, 2019 after counseling with Laurie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

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.

Written by E.D. on Sep 10, 2019 after counseling with Laurie for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and intimacy-related issues

Laurie has helped me tremendously!

Written by G.R. on Aug 28, 2019 after counseling with Laurie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

She is an exceptional counselor! I thoroughly enjoy our sessions and highly recommend her to anyone looking for an evolved insight into themselves.

Written by E.M. on Aug 15, 2019 after counseling with Laurie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Love working with Laurie she listens and has unique and helpful feedback.

Written by S.H. on Jul 30, 2019 after counseling with Laurie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Very empathetic and compassionate person. I can tell she really hears what I'm saying which is therapeutic in and of itself.

Written by E.M. on Apr 02, 2019 after counseling with Laurie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

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! ❤

Written by H.O. on Feb 28, 2019 after counseling with Laurie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

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.

Written by M.I. on Dec 05, 2018 after counseling with Laurie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

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 :)