Laura Essen

Psychotherapist and LCSW

Laura Essen

Laura Essen

Psychotherapist and LCSW

Professions: Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • New Directions Behavioral Health
  • Optum/United Health Care
Fees: My fee is $110 to $150 per hour.
I am on the panel and accept many insurances.,for example : Aetna, Cigna, Blue Cross & Blue Shield, FlORIDA BLUE, Value options,
Unied Healhcare , etc.
Sliding fee available
Free 15 minute phone consultation


15485 Eagle Nest Lane
Suite 130
Miami Lakes, Florida 33014

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My Approach to Helping

Welcome! I am a psychotherapist and author with over 31 years of experience in Miami Lakes, Fl.. My approach is to provide each person with an empathic therapeutic relationship in a safe, accepting and non-judgmental environment,
whereby you can feel comfortable and openly express, explore, and resolve any issues you are struggling with.

I help people to alleviate their symptoms, identify their goals and together find new and healthier coping skills and strategies to heal and become more empowered to deal with their lives more effectively.


Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders

Groups I Work With

    I have advance training in working with adult survivors of childhood abuse and trauma. I have co-authored the book ADULT SURVIVORS OF CHILDHOOD EMOTIONAL, PHYSICAL AND SEXUAL ABUSE: DYNAMICS AND TREATMENT,

    I have also, lectured on the issue.

    The after effects do not heal themselves. I can help you HEAL AND THRIVE.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Behaviorism
  • Breakup
  • Cancer
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Autogenic Training
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Object Relations
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Reality Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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