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Laura Dessauer(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
FloridaNew York
Anxiety - Depression- Life transitions- Trauma-Emotion regulation- Loss, grief, and bereavement-

Many health insurance plans reimburse 50-80% of session fees with out-of-network therapists. Learn if your plan qualifies.

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Professional statement

Get out of your head and into your life!

Have you been spinning in your head, feeling emotionally swamped, stuck in old patterns you thought you outgrew?

I can help.

I’m real, authentic, and so are you. In therapy I will compassionately hold the space for transformation and I'll lovingly call you out on your hot messes, so you can see what keeps tripping you up.

Grab a cup of tea, scrunchies and PJ's are welcome here, just show up. Judgement is not my thing, helping you see the behavior and thought patterns that aren't serving you, is.

My superpower is my ability to connect and dive deep, creating a container of safety for releasing stuckness. As the Creativity Queen I have creative, intuitive somatic therapeutic tools galore to help get you out of your head; I’m happy to share. I’m deeply soulful, playful and openhearted. I hold the space for you to be so too.

The "deets"- Been helping heal with creative emotional expression over 35 years. I do deep cathartic expressive therapy and work best if you've been in therapy before, but felt you didn't fully get to the deeper stuff. Over intellectualizers, brainy peeps, other therapists, empaths, and healers resonate with art therapy. As one client shared, “Art allows me to get into my heart instead of my head. When I am in my heart I can feel, and when I feel I am able to heal”.

I am a Registered- Board Certified Art Therapist practicing in-person in Sarasota, FL; and a NY Licensed Creative Art Therapist and NY Licensed Mental Health Counselor.

I offer online therapy for both FL and NY.

Please read about my fees and reimbursement options below.

Connect with me to schedule a complimentary phone consultation and see if we are a good fit.

Message to clients

Let that sh*t go!

How many times have you told yourself that but you end up in the same cycles of feeling anxious, overwhelmed, not getting your needs met, feeling frustrated, not good-enough, broken, unlovable.

I get it, I see you and I am here to help.

You know in your heart you’ve outgrown these patterns, you feel like you’ve lost your way from your true self.

It’s real. It’s hard.

Are you ready shake yourself free from the stories you tell yourself? Are you ready to break your heart open to:






Releasing your sparkle and shine!

Are You Finally Over…

…old patterns, thoughts and behaviors that keep you stuck? Are you ready to playfully and profoundly release the sh*t that keeps you trapped from your true self of lightness and love?

As the Creativity Queen I’ve got skills. I’ll guide you to:

*Tap into your Intuition and use energy to guide your transformation,

*Connect with your Creative Source and invite your Childlike Curiosity to Play,

*Reconnect with your True Self and the Wisdom of your Soul,

*SHINE a light on those chaos causing thought gremlins that keep you trapped in your hot mess of humanness.

What to expect?

*Release, full out bodily and emotional releases, shedding the stuff that no longer serves you.

*Lovingly kick a** challenges to your unproductive and self-deprecating thought and behavior patterns.

*Profound shifts in how you show up in your life.

*Permeating sense of compassion and self-love for yourself and others.

*Lots of laughter and tears, and some swearing too.

Does this feel right? Let's Connect!


Florida: 04-168 - New York: 000634 - New York: 000202




Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Emotion regulation - Learning how to effectively manage the ups and downs of intense emotions; developing coping skills to use in a variety of settings to calm oneself and to give an appropriate amount of space to emotions

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Locations & Hours


Laura Dessauer is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

Get reimbursed for sessions with Laura Dessauer

Many health insurance plans reimburse 50-80% of session fees with out-of-network therapists. Learn if your health insurance plan qualifies.

  • Individual sessions:$225 (45min)

Additional session information

Therapist's note

NY Residents- I am out of network and I can provide you a Superbill. You may be able to use your HSA, check with your plan.

FL- Residents- Art Therapy is ONLY covered by Sunshine and Molina, all other insurance will NOT reimburse. You may be able to use your HSA, check with your plan.