Laura Richter


Laura Richter


Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapy - MT 2602
Billing and Insurance:
Fees: Fees are available upon request
Free Initial Consultation


7777 Glades Road
Suite 207B
Boca Raton, Florida 33434

My Approach to Helping

The ability to love and feel loved is a basic human need. The need for emotional connection begins at birth and continues throughout our lives. Feeling emotionally secure is vital to our sense of safety and security. It allows us to go out and explore and enjoy our world.

In adults, romantic love can only be truly enjoyed when partners are able to form a strong emotional bond. This bond tells us that when we need them, our partners will be available to us and respond to us with kindness and comfort. Availability and responsiveness make us feel like we matter, that we are valued and that it?s safe to trust in others. And it allows us to be vulnerable and express our deepest feelings.

Emotionally focused therapy is an approach that explores our need for intimate connection and how to create closeness and security that will last a lifetime. It explores the ineffective patterns of interaction or communication that cause us to disconnect, by exploring the underlying emotions that create them. When couples can identify these patterns and understand their emotions on a deeper level, they are able to respond to one another with empathy and compassion. As they re-connect emotionally, they are able to create a more secure and satisfying bond.

Emotionally focused couples therapy is a research-based model of therapy. Success rates are reported at about 75%. This includes issues that range from poor communication to infidelity.

EFT has also be found to be effective in working with individuals. What children learn from their relationships during early childhood development influences their ability to create secure adult relationships. EFT helps to explore internal conflicts by exploring attachment issues that may be influencing one's ability to trust in themselves and in other relationships.

More Info About My Practice

Dr. Richter is a Clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, a state qualified Parenting Coordinator and a member of the South Palm Beach County Collaborative Law Group, where she acts as a Mental Health Facilitator in the Collaborative Divorce Process.

My Role as a Therapist

My role as a therapist is to create a safe and supportive space where you can explore unfamiliar and uncomfortable emotional experiences. From this place, we are able to explore these experiences together without blame, shame, or judgment, resolve them and shift how you view them and yourself.

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Isolation
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
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