Hello and welcome! We can sometimes find ourselves falling into patterns of behavior that do not promote a healthy relationship. We can be unaware of how these patterns can affect communication, trust, parenting, etc. I enjoy helping couples identify ways to work toward each other, instead of working against each other. Helping to strengthen a couple's relationship can help to strengthen the entire family.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Florida. For over 6 years, I have worked with adults, children and families struggling with challenges such as anxiety, depression, parenting and relationship concerns, life transitions and trauma. I also have a background in education, having worked in the elementary school system prior to becoming a counselor.
I work from a strength-based approach, from a place of understanding, and not from a place of blame. My work can be described as eclectic, pulling from different counseling styles in order to meet specific needs. I believe that the counseling process is a collaborative one, working together to create goals and seeking ways to meet these goals. While reaching-out for support is not always easy, it can be the first step to positive growth and change. When you are ready to take this step, I can offer support along the way.
- 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)
Since my very first session I have been very pleased with Laurie. We have dealt with major issues and throughout it all she's been honest, supportive and helpful. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for guidance and support through a difficult time.
We are very early in our process, but so far have found Laurie to be an excellent listener. Asking perfect probing questions and offering a suggestion for compromise. She is very easy to talk to and equally easy to listen to. We very much appreciate her effort and advice.
My experience with Laurie has been great. She has helped me regarding many issues I am working on. She is a good listener and offers practical advice that is actionable.
Very patient, listens well and gives excellent advice. Overall, she's good at what she does.
We have only been in communication for a short while. But, she seems as if she is taking base steps in order to get us to our goals we discussed.