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Wendy Laza, MS, Ed.S

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

I am passionate about representation in mental health and pride myself on being a multiculturally competent therapist with a wide array of experiences working with diverse populations, which includes being an LGBTQA+ affirming counselor and working through challenges experienced within the Black and Hispanic communities.

I work primarily with pre-teens and adolescents experiencing a variety of challenges such as depression, anxiety, & trauma. I also work closely with young adults and adults experiencing difficulty adjusting to life transitions, self-esteem struggles, boundary setting, and personal growth.

I believe it takes a great amount of strength and vulnerability for people of any age to reach out to a therapist, and don't take that lightly. For this reason, I believes that a warm, open-minded, client-centered, and non-judgmental environment is essential in beginning to heal and growing to be the best version of yourself.

Specializations:

Credentials & Experience:

  • Children and Adolescents

  • Self-esteem and boundary setting

  • Personal Growth

  • Trauma-informed therapy

  • Depression & Anxiety

  • Grief & Loss

  • Depression & Anxiety

  • Bachelor's of Science in Psychology with a minor in Family & Child Sciences from Florida State University

  • Master's of Human Services in Mental Health Counseling from Florida State University

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor

  • National Certified Counselor (NCC)

  • Certified Grief Informed Professional (CGP)

Bilingual (English/Spanish)

Wendy sees clients aged 8 and above.

Specializations:

  • Depression and Anxiety: Wendy specializes in helping individuals struggling with depression and anxiety disorders by providing effective therapeutic interventions.

  • Self-Esteem: Wendy focuses on helping clients develop a positive self-image and fostering self-acceptance and self-worth.

  • Trauma: Wendy provides support and healing for individuals who have experienced trauma, utilizing evidence-based techniques.
     

  • Life Transitions and Relationship Conflict: Wendy assists clients in navigating life changes, such as career transitions or relationship challenges, and finding healthy resolutions to conflicts.

  • Grief: Wendy offers compassionate support to individuals experiencing grief and loss, helping them process their emotions and find meaning in their journey.

Modalities:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): Wendy incorporates ACT techniques to help clients identify their values, develop mindfulness skills, and make meaningful behavioral changes.

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Wendy utilizes CBT strategies to help clients identify and challenge negative thoughts and behaviors, fostering healthier coping mechanisms.

  • Strength-Based Approach: Wendy adopts a strengths-based perspective, focusing on clients' existing strengths and resources to promote personal growth and resilience.

  • Positive Psychology: Wendy integrates positive psychology principles to enhance clients' well-being, emphasizing the cultivation of positive emotions and strengths.

  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: Wendy employs a solution-focused approach to help clients identify and work towards their desired goals, emphasizing practical solutions and empowering clients to create change.

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