Laura A. Clevenger, PhD, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapy in Tallahassee, Florida, 32308

Laura A. Clevenger, PhD, LMFT

Laura A. Clevenger, PhD, LMFT

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist - MT 2792
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 09582
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1684 Metropolitan Cir.
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
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While a person can feel better after a good talk with a friend or relative, for moderate or severe emotional distress, this relief is only temporary. Talking with a trained listener helps alleviate emotional distress for good. As a marriage and family therapist I am trained to listen and interact in a way that helps you get to the very root of your emotional concerns.

Just as everyone needs a physician from time to time, everyone can also benefit from the help of a psychotherapist. Seeing a therapist does not indicate weakness or poor spirituality. It simply means that one is suffering from an emotional or mental problem that is common to all of us. Everyone grieves, stress gets to us, and anyone can become depressed. As with a physical problem, the longer one puts off fixing it the worse it becomes. I will provide this in a professional, confidential, and non-judgmental fashion.

Email or Call Laura A. Clevenger, PhD, LMFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 09582

More Info About My Practice

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My Therapy Focus

The main focus of counseling is to improve the quality of life of my clients. People come to us with their struggles; be it personal, marital, or family related. Their quality of life is low thus they are seeking help to rebuild. To help them we must work with the client(s) in defining the goals and the steps needed for their treatment. This is a process that is done as a collaboration between the counselor and the client(s). As goals are completed by the client(s) a reevaluation takes place. From here progress can be assessed and new goals created. New goals mean new action steps.

Each client is unique which means that each situation and focus of therapy is unique. What worked with one client may not always work with another. This is why constant assessment and evaluation must happen on the part of the counselor. Assessments and evaluations will be gone over with the client(s) as often as needed.

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

The length of therapy is not predetermined. The length of therapy depends on how much work you are willing to put into getting past the issues you have brought in to work past. For some people, the process is very quick and simple. For others it may be very drawn out.
Clients are seen for therapy, usually, once a week. However, there are some clients that benefit greatly from twice per week or every two weeks. Some clients come as needed. It really depends on where you are in your work towards achieving the goal(s).
Therapy is complete when the client feels it is complete. However, a therapist should work out with their client when it is time to terminate counseling. Most often it is a collaboration between the counselor and the client.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Music Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Reality Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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