Laurieanne (Lauri) Abernathy graduated from Texas A & M University-Commerce in 2012 in Community Counseling. She is a National Certified Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor in Texas and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia. She has been a practicing counselor in Texas for over 10 years and am eager to work with clients in her home state of Virginia. She has assisted clients with a wide range of mental health issues, such as, depression, self-harm, anxiety, grief/loss, social competencies, anger, race, gender, sexuality, religion, and end of life issues to name a few. Her goal, every time is to be a support and assist clients to enable them to make positive changes in their lives. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Brief Therapy in my practice
Lauri, counseled individuals from 10 years of age to adults, as well as counsel couples and families. She is an ally for the LGBTQIA+ community and a strong supporter of equality in all its aspects. She believes everyone is a person, and every person needs to be cared for, validated, and supported throughout whatever they are facing in their lives. Her preference is to focus on the LGBTQIA+ population, adolescents, and veterans, mainly because she does not think there is enough allies or counselors that prefer these populations, and the need is great.
She was born in Portsmouth, Virginia and am currently residing in East Texas providing online counseling services. She is a mother of two, ages 21 and 14. Her goal is to provide a genuine therapeutic relationship with each of her clients and help make them feel heard and respected, regardless of issue or struggle they are facing; that will enable them to make positive changes in their lives.