Welcome to my page on BetterHelp. You have taken the first step in seeking out a therapist and putting yourself and your needs first, so hats off to you! There is no greater gift you can give to yourself and those you love than finding someone qualified to help you during this time of your life. If you are struggling with feelings of anxiety, depression or feeling overwhelmed by circumstances, know that you don’t have to manage this alone. I am a psychotherapist with extensive training and experience working with individuals, couples and families who suffer from a wide variety of challenges. I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Palm Harbor, Florida. I received my MA from the University of South Florida in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling.
My clients enjoy a safe, comfortable, non-judgmental therapeutic experience and are treated with sensitivity and respect. The majority of my clients move out of distress within 8-10 weeks. I teach a variety of tools and skills that you will be able to incorporate into your life so that you will not need me long term. I use methods that are proven and effective in helping people not only cope with their mental health issues but also to grow and thrive. My specialties are anxiety, depression, stress, self esteem issues, career exploration, parenting, couple counseling, divorce counseling and coaching, relationship counseling for individuals, family conflict and childhood traumas. My training is in the following modalities and theories and they guide my therapy practice: Positive Psychology, Emotion Focused Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Energy Psychology, Attachment Theory, and Trauma Informed Therapy
I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families from all walks of life and I would be honored to help you on your journey. Contact me today!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
- Career difficulties
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes
LMFT #MT3311 (Expires: 2021-03-31)
Loretta was able to pinpoint my root issues within a few days and has given me the appropriate tools to cope and learn. I love that this app is with me always, and doesn’t use medication as the primary treatment. Loretta gets me, and even when I’m an angry, cussing, terrible mess, she just lets me get it out and helps me get through it!
Extremely supportive counselor. I am receiving a lot of help on many aspects. Sessions with Loretta became my lifeline during this very hard time I’m going through. I am also learning a lot of interesting things about my personality and the ways human relationships work.
She has never come across as judging or harsh or negative in any way. She has offered suggestions and encouragement at every step we have taken. She's helped me realize things I had no idea were an issue for me, and offers ways to help guide me through the process of "healing" and how to process things.
In the short time I have been speaking with Loretta she has been extremely compassionate and understanding of the struggles I am going through. I look forward to healing and growing with her guidance.
I feel understood and confident that she will help me with my issues
You can really tell Loretta loves what she does. When we do phone calls she almost always stays overtime to make sure she gets to the bottom of things, gets some message across or I finish saying what I need to say, those are the little things that show how good of a person and how professional she is.
I love how good I feel during and after talking to her and that at the same time it helps me solve so many issues, she really cracks things wide open for me and her advises are spot on; she's like that really smart friend you always wanted to have.
Loretta has been an absolute godsend for me. Just in the short weeks we've interacted, I have discovered many valuable things about myself. And things that I can change. I recommend her to anyone. ^_^
Loretta is approachable and caring but very, very real...she gets to the crux of the matter quickly, but somehow lets you set the pace so as to grow in an environment that doesn't feel like boot camp...working with Loretta really feels like a safe environment of healing. She has a great sense of humor and is equipped with multiple tools and modalities to further suit your needs and preferences. She's amazing!