Laima Zavistauskas, MS, LCPC

Laima Zavistauskas, MS, LCPC

My Philosophy

As a professional therapist with years of experience working with people from different social, cultural and economic backgrounds, I believe that our life experiences are all about learning. The challenges, crises and difficult transitions provide us with an opportunity to become stronger, wiser and more matured.

Sometimes internal barriers, such as learned helplessness, faulty beliefs, shadows from the past, or cultural clichés can cause depression, anxiety, or anger that affects our self-esteem and relationships. At other times, external challenges such as the a loss of a loved one, trauma, life transitions, troublesome partners, parenting, aging, academic concerns, or occupational problems can make us feel vulnerable in a way that affects our moods and behaviors. Whatever your initial reasons for seeking out therapy, the willingness to face reality and work on problems is something I consider to be a sign of your strength and the first step toward healing.

 

My Approach

My goal as a professional therapist is to guide you along the way towards positive change and provide you with the necessary tools in dealing with your specific problem and situation. In my work, I use eclectic approach, which consists of various psychological techniques including cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, Gestalt, existential, person centered, narrative, acceptance therapy, and mindfulness. I am also multilingual, speaking English, Lithuanian and Russian fluently.

Laima specializes in:

  • Adolescents,Young Adults, and the Elderly
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorderh
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Family Conflicts
  • Identity Issues
  • Spiritual Struggles Related to Mental Health
  • Relationships

 

Meet the rest of our staff:

Susan Thorne-Devin, LCSW, ACSW

Susan specializes in anxiety/depression, adolescents and families, marriage counseling, divorce mediation, life coaching, child sexual abuse – adult survivors, and EMDR. See Susan’s full bio.

Clairmarie Szopa, MS, LCPC, NCC

Claire specializes in adolescents and young adults; couples, families, and individuals; depression and anxiety; bipolar disorder; stress management; relationships; personal growth; and life transitions (divorce, illness, etc.). See Claire’s full bio.

Clay Green, MS, LPC, NCC

Clay specializes in children, adolescents, and young adults, couples and families, anxiety/depression, relationship difficulties, life transitions, anger management, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). See Clay’s full bio.

Beth Cipriano, MS, LPC, NCC

Beth specializes in adolescent and adult counseling, coping with stress, physical illness or disability, grief and loss, life transitions, career counseling, and developmental disorders. See Beth’s full bio.