Welcome! Thank you for your courage to seek support. I am honored to be of assistance to you. Let me introduce myself. My name is Luella LaRoche. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I received a Master’s degree from Barry University with specializations in Mental Health Counseling, and Marriage, Couples and Family Counseling and Therapy. My experience includes a wide range of issues from assisting individuals with general life transitions, coping with life's stressors, mood disorders, anxiety issues, psychotic disorders, and personality disorders. I have had the pleasure of working with individuals who have also taught me great lessons in therapy sessions as I will always be a student of life. I believe that therapy is a great tool to exploring growth. Discovering and defining what it would take to move towards progress in any area of life can be a serious challenge. I understand the fear and complexity of taking a stand for yourself. It takes courage to move forward sometimes, and I am ready to assist you through that journey.
As a Christian Counselor, I utilize an eclectic approach to therapy which includes cognitive behavioral therapy to increase one's insight into thought processes and how those thoughts affect behaviors. Understanding that GOD is the creator of the universe, I believe that our sustainer provides us with the strength to satisfy our needs. At times a therapist can assist in the process of support to clarify understanding and motivation to work through our trials. Motivational interviewing is used to foster inspiration towards personal growth and development. Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and other therapeutic frameworks can be employed to establish meaningful gains. I enjoy providing psychoeducation to increase insight. Bibliotherapy, art, music, role play scenarios and behavioral rehearsals are effective skills that can be incorporated in the therapy practice. Although this information may seem overwhelming, please be assured that the techniques employed will be uniquely applied for your specialized needs.
As a wife, mother, and professional, I have had the experience of juggling life's challenges. As a woman, I empathize with the needs of women. I have a passion for assisting women through their phases of life which poses many challenges. As a person who struggled through her teenage years, I truly understand the impact of support from empathetic people whose mission is to help you to reach your desired goals. Without that support, I would have failed at that time in my life. As a Christian, I was able to overcome substantial odds in my life and I welcome the opportunity and blessing to assist you. I support and promote faith based coping strategies in accordance with your beliefs and cultural perspectives. Thank you for requesting assistance at this time in your life. Please allow me to assist you with your concerns. Let us make this journey together.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Bipolar disorder
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Client-Centered Therapy, Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LMHC #MH18611 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
Luella has been great so far with our sessions. At first I didn’t think that therapy was for me after having to go through other therapist with no connection. I have been able to obtain this with Luella. Her schedule is flexible and she gives me work to do that helps my process. We speak about whatever I want or need. She’s great, and i look forward to seeing how far this takes me and how much growth comes from it.
Luella is a true professional, and I highly recommend her to anyone. She knows when to listen and when to offer insight