Laura Zane-Nwagbaraocha

Empath, Authentic, Therapist, Wife, Mom
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
18 years in practice
Accepted Insurance Plans:
  • Out of Network, will courtesy file for you.
  • Suite 111
  • 9015 Town Center Prkwy
  • Lakewood Ranch,FL

About Laura Zane-Nwagbaraocha

About My Clients:

Overwhelmed, tired and feeling the world around you? Not sure what steps to take next. Your friends and family say you cry to easily. Sleep is an elusive thing that sometimes comes around 2 am. Medication may be an option, but you would prefer to go a holistic route first. Sometimes you walk in a room and feel a little crazy because your mood suddenly shifted, and you were feeling fine before. Tears come for happiness, sadness, anger, good hallmark commercial. I see you...and can help.

My Background and Approach:

My approach is person centered...I have experience with CBT, Art Therapy, Accelerated Resolution therapy, Music Therapy, and an array of others...my goal is to tailor my therapy to what ever it is you need as a person. That comes with a combination of my training and my own intuitive, empathic nature. I have an extensive history of working with sexual abuse trauma survivors and those that have experienced PTSD. My goal is to give you a safe place to be yourself...and give you tools to help you live in that alignment in all areas of your life. I see myself as a guide that has a different set of tools and lenses than you do, and my job is to share these tools to help you figure out what is working and not working in your life. My clients know that I am their advocate and want to give them a safe place to be whoever they are. I hold our space sacred so that you can explore who you want to become. Vulnerability is hard...I try to make opening up feel less scary.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe each of us knows our own unique path and that my job is to support others in exploring whatever that path is for their own personal development. It is not my place to judge your path, and in fact, it is my place to advocate for your right to be you...even if it is not a choice I would make for myself. I am an advocate for minority rights, basic health and physical needs being met for everyone . I believe that we each learn things in our family of origin, that ultimately we have to examine to see if those are our particular truths, or part of an ancestoral belief that no longer serves us. Ultimately, I believe that most mental health conditions, especially anxiety and depression are because we are trying to function in a worn out belief system that is not who we are, which creates a dissonance, and then impacts our mental health negatively. Through my own therapy, I learned to love me, warts and all. I hope my clients leave me with that same self love.

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Hi, A good fit should have expertise in your issues. Generally, if you read their profile it should resonate with you...like they are talking directly to you. When you get into the therapy sessions, a good therapist will adapt their style to match your needs, they have done years of training to make... more

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It feels overwhelming right? Like if I have this many issues and I can't deal with them, how can somebody else... yet for a decent therapist, your issues are totally doable. It will take time, therapy is not a magic cure, but if you are patient with yourself, you can move through each of the issues... more

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Oh My! Absolutely it is! I half jokingly tell my clients if I don't make you cry at least 1x during therapy, I am not doing my JOB! I also let them know I am highly sensitive and may tear up with them, but not to worry, I cry at a good hallmark commercial :) Crying in therapy is not only normal, it... more

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Hi There...do you find it is just in crowds or do you find it when you are around other people as well? Like if someone is angry you can feel their anger? if they are sad, you feel their sadness? Are the thoughts and conversations sometimes mean and then you feel guilty, and then feel bad about... more

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Hi. Bright kids often have a sense of perfectionism....when they are smart they often do not get to many opportunities to fail early in life because they adapt quickly. IAs they get older, they feel failure, and it can trigger anxiety. If you find she is sensitive in other areas, like really in tune... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.