Hi! I’m Laura

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As a Licensed Associate Counselor, trained in Structural Dissociation and an approved EMDR provider, I have personal and professional experience working with complex trauma and dissociative processes. I've learned that the past so often dictates our future distress, action, and inaction if we let it. I'd like to work with you to help you put the past behind you, and shift your perspective to the future.

When I chose to become a counselor, my goal was to create a program that helps teens transition to adulthood with the right tools in their toolbelt. I spent a few years working with adults in and out of the correctional system, and enjoyed helping people turn their lives around. This experience helped me realize what life-skills were consistently missing and drove me to focus on early intervention and prevention by creating a youth program: Level Up, In Real Life

At Benavieri Counseling, I provide individual counseling services for teens and young adults, digital self-care strategies for anyone looking to start improving their quality of life, in-person group program for teens and young adults, and an online course to develop personal self-identity, interpersonal skills, and confidence to lay the framework for a success throughout your lifetime.

Laura Olivieri Wood Licensed Associate Counselor in Arizona, EMDR Therapy, Gilbert, Mesa, Chandler, Tempe, Queen Creek

Level Up for Teens - Online

Game Changing Wisdom They Don't Have to Learn the Hard Way!

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Set your teen up with 6 weeks of learning and development with an hour each week of Q&A with me on Saturdays at 9AM (parents can join the Q&A, too!). This isn't a replacement for therapy, but it's a great place to start if you're not sure what your teen might need, or if they're even willing to do counseling or a group. Offer them the chance to take some time to build themselves up in this crazy world of social media - looking for 'likes' and comments to feel valued, help them see that they already have value - their existence is enough! 

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Benavieri Counseling, llc. is approved by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. Counseling services are offered exclusively in Arizona to clients living in Arizona. We are not licensed to operate in any other state.
Laura Olivieri Wood is a Licensed Associate Counselor, licensed by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. Laura has completed EMDR training approved by emdria.org. 
Board certification from the National Board for Certified Counselors.
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