Laima Zavistauskas, MS, LCPC, specializes in anxiety, depression, grief and bereavement, as well as PTSD and trauma. Laima works with the challenges that life transitions can bring, including marriage, divorce, job changes, and empty nesters. Being of Eastern European descent, she is passionate about working with those of a similar background that are facing the challenges of adapting to a new culture. She uses techniques including CBT, psychodynamics, Gestalt, acceptance therapy and mindfulness. She also works with children ages 10 and older. Laima speaks fluent English, Lithuanian and Russian.
I discovered a healing power of psychotherapy in my early 20s and since then have become a passionate enthusiast of this field. I started my career as a child psychologist in 1994 in my home country of Lithuania. Years later I became a trauma therapist, working with people who suffered trauma, torture, persecution, and discrimination in their own countries as well as with those who have immigrated to the United States.
After 10 years of working with vulnerable people, I realized that emotional pain, anger, love, fear, and hope are universal concepts to all humans, despite color of skin, level of education, cultural beliefs, or country of origin. I also realized that all humans strive for happiness and a desire to be understood, appreciated, and accepted.
I believe that the power of psychotherapy unfolds in a safe environment, when trustworthy and respectful working relationships are established. In my every day work, I apply these nonjudgmental principles, along with my genuine willingness to “step into my client’s shoes.”
When I work with a client, I consider the problem from a multidimensional perspective, focusing on life patterns conditioned from early childhood, trauma experiences, coping skills, and current choices he or she makes. I often apply the “here and now” approach and I make connections between my client’s feelings and physical sensations associated with the story shared with me at that moment.
My goal is to guide my clients toward positive changes and to equip them with necessary psychological tools to help change personal outlooks, deepen the experience of self and loved ones, and create a life rich with meaning and soulfulness.
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