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Finding a therapist or counselor with an approach that is right for you is a process that can be both rewarding and challenging. I offer a safe environment where you can be yourself and explore the areas that bring you to counseling now.  I hope that the information on my website helps you in your search. If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, please email me at Lauri@Changingtidesfl.com or call me at 786-423-6787,  to schedule your FREE 15 minute phone consultation.

As a solution-focused therapist, my approach is client-centered and my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. Psychotherapy is an opportunity to slow down and pay attention to what’s really going on inside of you — in other words, you’ll have the chance to listen to the answers within. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

 I believe that life’s experiences can negatively affect our view of the world, altering our ability to experience joy and success in our lives.  By examining the validity of your current belief system and accepting a healthier view of oneself; life changing shifts can occur. As you move toward a more balanced and healthy view of yourself and the world, you become capable of having more fulfilling relationships.  

When you are troubled and can’t figure out what is in the way of achieving your goals, counseling can really be the best medicine. Whether it's a relationship disappointment, career plans that have stalled, new parent challenges, the shock of retirement, painful emotions that have no obvious source, repetitive self-defeating behaviors or use of substances in a harmful way, talking with someone trained to help you make sense of things, can help you exert greater control over your actions, choices and decisions.

If you are feeling depressed, anxious, confused, and sad or distressed, I can help. If you are experiencing frustration, anger and disillusionment in your relationship(s), let's begin the process to get your life and relationship(s) flowing successfully.

 

What you can expect to learn during the course of psychotherapy

  • Clarify wants, needs and desires for enacting positive changes
  • A sense of inner calm and self-acceptance to cultivate more honest, satisfying relationships
  • Greater feelings of empowerment, self-awareness and means of navigating your life.
  • Cope effectively with the ups and downs of life
  • Grieve the past to live more fully in the present   

Therapy is not a cookie-cutter process. It may be short-term or long-term; weekly or more than once a week; one-to-one or in a group, but it requires a collaborative effort between you and I, to determine the most relevant approach for you.