• About Me

    Specializing in couples ( including infidelity recovery, trust and communication issues) and women’s issues (including intimacy and empowerment) and parenting (including difficult children) . I am a dedicated professional who has been practicing for OVER 25 years. I believe in finding Real Life Solutions for life’s challenges. I am passionate about helping others and I sincerely believe everyone has it in them to help him or herself. I am referred to as patient, compassionate and knowledgeable. ****You will be pleased to see how reasonable my rates are as I believe in making counseling available to everyone.****
    Specialties include couples, infidelity recovery, relationships, anger management, intimacy, anxiety and parenting skills. Are you confused about whether or not your relationship is worth saving? We can discuss if it is best for you to stay in your relationship or end it and move on. That is always a very difficult decision.
    We work on solutions so you can enjoy immediate relief. You will benefit from over 25 years experience.I know your life is hectic and this is why I am available for phone sessions, weekend and evening appointments.

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  • Overview
    Currently Accepting Clients: Yes
    • Interpersonal or Domestic Violence
    • PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
    • Trauma
    Approaches to Therapy:
    • CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
    • Trauma-Focused
    Services Offered: Individual Therapy
    Ages Accepted:
    • Young adults
    • Adults
    Languages: English
    Clinic Setting: Individual Private Practice
    Teletherapy Available: No
  • License & Certification
    Licensed by State: Yes
    Category: Therapists
    State Licensing Board: FL
    License #: MT2486
    License Type: Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist - LCMFT
  • Experience
    Extended Biography :

    My name is Laurie Shoats and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been providing counseling since 1990. In my 20+ years of working with people, I have successfully assisted hundreds of clients in reaching their personal goals and my clients have been so responsive that they often refer their friends and family to my practice.

    I have practiced in diverse settings including inpatient and outpatient hospitals, day treatment programs, and community based mental health centers. I have successfully guided hundreds of people in bettering their lives and their relationships. As a result of my extensive experience, I am often regarded as being highly compassionate, as well as skilled at understanding the sensitive needs of others. I am one of the fortunate people who truly love what I do for a living.

    I am skilled at understanding your individual needs and offering you compassion, patience and most importantly, Real Life Solutions! My practice focuses on empowering you to learn the skills needed to reach your goals. Together, I assist you in developing insight to be able to continue to reach your goals long after you have successfully ended counseling.

    I have lived in sunny South Florida since the age of 5. I am raising 2 beautiful daughters who stay busy with many after school activities. During my free time, I enjoy working out, watching my daughters perform, spending time with friends and family as well as meditating. I also enjoy reading and taking classes in my field to always stay up to date in my profession. I’m also a proud sponsor of Tomorrow’s Rainbow and Wounded Warriors

    Gender: Woman
    Race & Ethnicity: Caucasian
  • My Office
    ADA Accessible: No
    Near Public Transportation?: No
    Closest Bus/Train Stop:

    Riverside Dr/NW 44 CT/Publix, Coral Springs, FL 33065

  • Payment
    Currently Accepting Health Insurance?: Not Accepted
  • Crisis Therapy Project
    Pro Bono Sessions Available for: School Shooting or Attack