Laurie Anderson, LPCC-S
I am a Supervising Professional Clinical Counselor, a graduate of Ashland Seminary, and co-founder of L. A. Counseling Services. I have been in the mental health field for over 15 years. I currently enjoy working with individual, couples and families. Thank you for taking the time to visit our page, and taking the time to research a counselor that will best fit your needs. I am a counselor who finds it a great privilege to listen to your experiences. It is an honor to hear your story and be an advocate for you. Seeing my clients' growth into healthy persectives is a blessing hard to describe. Please know whether you choose me or someone else to be your counselor, never forget you are not a person who needs "fixed", you are a person who has wounds that need healing.
Lea Ardovino, PCC
Melanie Toth, PCC, LICDC
Melanie is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor. Her passion is working with adolescents and their families in which she has 10 plus years of experience. She obtained her MA in Pastoral and Clinical Counseling at Ashland Theological Seminary. Melanie strives to build a collaborative experience with those she serves. She uses a cognitive behavioral approach along with her gift to instill hope when it is lost. In working with families, she identifies the needs of each individual and the family as a whole, making the knowledge work to the benefit of treatment. Melanie optimizes her professional growth through a supportive mentoring relationship and practicing self care.
I am passionate about working with adolescents and adult women during times of transitions. Periods of transition are difficult and often we project to the world only the tip of the iceberg. I am passionate about helping all youth and adult women navigate what is under the surface, which typically includes: anxiety, depression, identity confusion, history of trauma, ADHD and low self-confidence. In therapy, I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy with a strengths-based perspective. I aim to help my clients develop insight and coping skills in order to find their voice and accomplish their goals.
As a therapist, I am non-judgmental and open-minded. I strive to have a practical approach that includes an open and honest dialogue with my clients. I believe in the power of challenging my clients to increase self-awareness, while at the same time maintaining an unconditional positive regard for their experiences.
Over the past 12 years, I’ve worked in a variety of roles supporting adolescents and adult women in a socio-emotional capacity. Part of this experience has included facilitating empowerment groups for women, as well as teens. In 2012, I graduated with my Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and obtained my License in Professional Counseling (LPC). Over the past few years, I’ve worked as a school-based clinician and consulted with teachers, administers and parents. From my experiences, I’ve learned that change happens for all people when they feel heard and empowered to make change. To empower others, I become their advocate and cheerleader; I become invested in their ability to learn the skills in order to create change.