SERVICES I OFFER
With You Every Step of the Way
A Happier, Healthier You
Here For You
Find and Live Your Truth
Hi and welcome to my website! I’m a Psychologist and Licensed Psychotherapist in Orlando, Florida. My office is a relaxed, private office located in a downtown neighborhood between Winter Park and College Park, FL. Just a brief introduction so you know some things about my professional background and academic preparation.
I studied psychoanalysis and the analytic philosophy of Carl Jung at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, California, obtaining a PhD in Clinical Psychology in 2016. I am a certified Kundalini yoga teacher, and incorporate contemplative/meditative practices and Buddhist principles of mindfulness, presence, and attuned body-centered awareness into my work with clients. I am currently embarking on a more in-depth study of Buddhist philosophy and 'Universal Unwholesome Mind Conditioners’—which refer to mental tendencies/ aspects-of-mind that can be transcended through meditation.
Near and dear to my heart is working with sacred plant medicines. I offer pre- and post-ceremony integration therapy as part of my private practice, for those who are working with healing plant medicines or for those considering this path for expansion or healing. In my 20’s I began a 5-year study of the spiritual philosophy of A Course in Miracles. This desire for spiritual growth and life-long learning led to my academic training at Pacifica Graduate Institute with an emphasis in Archetypal/Jungian Psychology and Freudian Psychoanalysis. I was recently added as one of the Psychedelic Integration Therapists with MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies)—and am listed on their website
I am here to help guide you through life’s most complex and challenging obstacles, and truly care about your unique life path and personal growth. I provide confidential counseling in an intimate, professional setting close to downtown Orlando. Since 2016, I have provided a number of specialized therapeutic services to those dealing with challenging life experiences, and consider our work together an honor and a sacred privilege. Get in touch with me today to schedule a time to come in and begin your journey toward wholeness.
DR LAURIE MADDOX
Self-love is the key to wholeness
Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, addiction, anxiety, or major life changes? There comes a time when we need some help from a caring professional to help cope with many of life’s challenges. I’m a licensed Psychotherapist in the downtown Orlando area, and I’d love to help you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery.
Since opening the doors of my practice in 2016, I have provided clients in central Florida with a wide range of psychological services. Life can be overwhelming and sometimes even exhausting, but I’m here to guide you through any obstacles you may face. My goal is to help you understand yourself more deeply, find your life’s purpose and support you in living in authentic alignment with your true self.
Journeys bring power and love back into you. If you can’t go somewhere, move in the passageways of the self. They are like shafts of light, always changing, and you change when you explore them.
A BIT ABOUT THERAPY
Personalized Attention for All Your Needs
I implement a variety of psychotherapy approaches to encourage deeper self-understanding, and to support you in your journey toward wholeness, self-acceptance, and self-love. My approach infuses ideologies drawn from depth psychologies to bring fresh insight to your ever-changing life situation. It is essential to keep in mind that therapy is not a magic pill or a quick fix: therapy is a healing process that is a co-creation between client and therapist. But in the end, making small changes to self-defeating behavior and coping with feelings of sadness, fear, and pain can bring life-altering results.
SERVICES I OFFER
With You Every Step of the Way
PLANT MEDICINE INTEGRATION THERAPY
I offer pre- and post-ceremony counseling and integration therapy to clients working with sacred plant medicines. Working with ayahuasca or other plant medicines can be a psychological deep dive into the unconscious, and integration therapy offers an in-depth exploration that can help to strengthen the learning one receives in ceremony. Sessions may include: translating insights from your journey into your life as it is now, creating meaning from your experience, exploring practical tools and new practices for daily life, discovering your next steps, and making an action plan. I also offer pre-ceremony preparation sessions to support you in refining your intentions, clarifying your motivations, and preparing psychologically for your journey.
Plant medicine often has the profound capacity to get to the root of psychological and physical problems, by bringing unconscious content into awareness. The wisdom that ayahuasca activates is the flowering of our natural intelligence to catalyze healing and growth. The important step of integration refers to the inner work one does in the days, weeks, and months following the experiential journey, and can help to explore any connections to early life experiences or unprocessed trauma.
My training in yoga/meditation and archetypal psychology are incorporated during integration sessions to support your healing in a way that honors mind, body, and spirit. Integration sessions also help those who are struggling with depression, addiction or traumatic past events. I provide integration therapy in-person or online via Skype or Zoom.
I support clients on their journey of spiritual growth and creating their own spiritual path by focusing on developing self-love and learning how to respect and honor oneself and others. Schedule an appointment today and reach out for the answers you seek.
A Happier, Healthier You
In our therapy sessions, we’ll work to solve current problems and improve positive thinking and behavior. I will help you reexamine your reactions and life story or narrative that you’re telling yourself about the life you live, and provide you with valuable tools and emotional support to navigate life’s many obstacles. Individual counseling helps brings greater clarity to the places where you may be feeling “stuck” and also reconnects you to your deeper purpose to again feel more enlivened and confident. Get in touch to make an appointment.
ORLANDO PSYCHEDELIC SOCIETY
Share your journey of healing and discovery
In 2019 I started the Orlando Psychedelic Society—Orlando’s first psychedelic social network. Orlando Psychedelic Society is a community of people interested in the exploration of sacred plant medicines for psychological healing, spiritual growth, and/or the expansion of consciousness. Orlando Psychedelic Society gives members a safe space to meet and talk about their experiences with non-ordinary states of consciousness and offers emotional support and education regarding harm reduction and current research in the field of psychedelic-assisted therapies. We also host an Integration Circle each month for members to share their collective wisdom and integrate insights received from journeys with psychoactive plants and medicines.
Our meetings are a time to get together and share information and insights about altered states of consciousness and how sacred plant medicine and psychedelic-assisted therapy are rapidly replacing psychotropic medications in the US. We also read current research articles about psychedelic-assisted therapy including ayahuasca and psilocybin and their effective use in the treatment of PTSD and depression.
Join me at Orlando Psychedelic Society- Integration Circle.
Benefit from my professional experience and wide range of psychological services.