Laura Whisman Abbruzzese, MS, LPC, LCDC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Waco
My areas of specialty include substance abuse, trauma, anxiety/depression, domestic violence, and mindfulness. I am EMDR trained and have extensive experience utilizing EMDR to resolve trauma associated with accidents, illnesses, grief/loss, natural disasters, military combat, childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, and more. My work, as well as my personal life, is grounded in mindfulness. When we train our attention to stay in the present moment, we become much more aware of the stories we tell ourselves and how much suffering we experience as a result. I enjoy working with adolescent and adult individuals and couples from diverse backgrounds.
I have served as counselor, supervisor, and clinical director in residential substance abuse treatment. I understand the devastation addiction has on both the individual and all who care about them. I also believe there is a solution, and I am honored to help individuals and families discover freedom from suffering.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Laura Whisman Abbruzzese now - (254) 459-4376


  • Years in Practice: 5 Years
  • School: University of North Texas
  • Year Graduated: 2009
  • License No. and State: 72860 Texas


  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: 12441 Texas Department of State Health Services


  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety


  • Anger Management
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Religious Orientation: Buddhist


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Adlerian
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength Based
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2017
Laura Whisman Abbruzzese, MS, LPC, LCDC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Waco

Laura Whisman Abbruzzese

Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCDC