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. I work from a place of warmth, respect and encouragement. My life experiences, work history and education are valuable resources when helping others to work through obstacles and work toward reaching their goals. We all face challenges. 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
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
LMHC #MH12945 (Expires: 2019-03-31)
LMFT #MT3301 (Expires: 2019-03-31)
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 :)