Paula is extremely helpful in her guidance. She is resourceful and is great at meeting you where you are while pushing you to fulfill your own goals through looking inward and encouraging you to do the work.
LPC, CGP, MA Paula Laoch
Provides online counseling through BetterHelp
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LPC, CGP, MA
Years in Practice: 4
Hi there! My name is Paula (she/her) and I'm a LatinX licensed professional counselor working from Virginia.
I am Brazilian and I graduated in Psychology over 15 years ago - do not do the Math! =)
I have been living in the USA since 2014 and I obtained my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2018. I have specialized in working with LGBTQIA+ folx, most specifically transgender and non-binary (go They/Them!). I have experience working with clients in 3 languages: English, Portuguese and Spanish. I am a trainer in Trauma and Resilience and a huge fan of Positive Psychology. I provide trauma-informed care to people experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, addiction (been clean and sober for 8 years myself) and traumatic experiences. My biggest goal is to make you feel heard, seen and worthy.
I utilize different approaches, mostly Solution-focused therapy and Psychodynamic. Along with Positive Psychology, I also pull a lot from ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and Narrative Therapy. I work with clients on developing a treatment plan and establishing achievable goals together - YOU are the expert on yourself, right? I encourage clients to develop a toolbox with coping skills that will help deal with moments of struggle, and increase self-love and self-acceptance. I am also a Certified Grief Informed Professional and specialize on working with people navigating losses off all kinds, not only death.
I prefer video sessions myself, but I'm okay with phone and live chat as well; I do weekly 50 minute sessions (might run longer), and have a 15-minute tolerance to tardiness. I am more active on replying messages during the week (once/twice a day at least)!
Looking forward to working with you!
About online counseling
Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $35 to $80 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.
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- Stress Anxiety LGBT Trauma and abuse Grief Depression Addictions Relationship issues Family conflicts Intimacy-related issues Sleeping disorders Self esteem Bipolar disorder Coping with life changes
- Languages Spoken
- English Spanish Portuguese
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