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Dr. Laura C. Streyffeler

Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress
Diplomate, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress

Dr. Laura C. Streyffeler

Dr. Laura C. Streyffeler is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in individual, couples and family psychotherapy, and maintains a private practice in Fort Myers, Florida.

With 20 years of counseling experience, and having earned a Ph.D. from Capella University, Dr. Laura specializes in empowerment based Solution Focused and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies. In Dr. Laura’s private practice, she works with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are: domestic violence, sexual abuse, rape, forensic psychology and other trauma related issues as well as depression, anxiety, and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for both children and adults, anger management, grief and loss, divorce and changing families, trauma and relationship issues.

In addition, Dr. Laura has presented at conferences and to general audiences on topics ranging from domestic violence, sexual abuse and rape, trauma, addictions, and forensic psychology.

Dr. Laura is an empowerment based, practical, interactive, and solution-focused therapist. Her treatment approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. She incorporates a blend of conventional and alternative approaches, drawing upon an eclectic variety of techniques to incorporate what will be most helpful for each individual client. With sensitivity and compassion, humor and perspective, she works with each client to help them build on their strengths to identify and achieve life goals.


Dr. Laura received her Ph.D. from Capella University in the field of human services. She also received a Master of Science Degree from Nova Southeastern University in the field of Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications from Worcester State College

Licenses, Certifications & Awards

Dr. Laura is a licensed mental health counselor as well as a credentialed expert in domestic violence and forensic counseling by the American Academy of Forensic Counselors.

In addition, she is a State of Florida Certified Clinical Supervisor for both masters level counseling interns and masters level counseling graduates who are working toward obtaining licensure as mental health counselors. Dr. Laura has consulted as an Expert Witness in domestic violence murder cases as well as other domestic and/or sexual violence related court cases.

Dr. Laura is a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress and is a Diplomat of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. She is listed in The National Registry of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. She is a Member of the Premier Speakers Bureau for the National Center for Crisis Management.

Dr. Laura was a 1999 recipient of Florida’s Governors Peace at Home Award for stopping domestic violence.

Professional Activities

Dr. Laura has served as the Clinical Director of Abuse Counseling and Treatment (ACT) which provides residential and non-residential services for victims of domestic and sexual violence for more than 8 years. In addition to her supervisory duties, Dr. Laura continues to provide a great deal of direct clinical, case management and advocacy services to her clients.

Dr. Laura also maintains an appointment only private practice where she sees clients who have experienced trauma, struggle with addiction or have other mental health concerns that they wish to address.

In addition to her work with victims of domestic and sexual violence, Dr. Laura has created and facilitated a juvenile domestic violence diversion program for teens arrested for domestic violence and their families.

Dr. Laura spent three and a half years doing weekly domestic violence, sexual assault and anger management education with both male and female inmates in the Lee County Correctional System.


Dr. Laura is a member of several professional organizations, including: Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Lee County Homeless Coalition, Southwest Florida Trauma Recovery Network, Southwest Florida Human Trafficking Task Force and Child Abuse Prevention Program.

Over the years, Dr. Laura has been an active member of several Southwest Florida community organizations and professional boards. She has served as a past president for both the Lee County Homeless Coalition and the Southwest Florida Trauma Recovery Network. She has served as a member of the Southwest Florida Human Trafficking Force. In addition, she served an 8 year term on the Lee County Fatality Review Board and a 6 year term on the Lee County Human Relations Review Board (formally EEOC Review Board)


Dr. Laura C. Streyffeler travels from Fort Meyers, Florida, United States. For more information regarding US, international and keynote speaker fees please contact Ms. Annmarie Arleo, Director of Operations, by email at or by telephone at 800-810-7550.







To Protect, Serve, and Beyond
A training for Law Enforcement Who Work with Victims of Crime, their Families and Loved Ones as Well as Other Members of the Community

Focus of this training is assisting law enforcement in understanding the trauma related to the victimization of domestic and/or sexual violence and respond without inadvertently revictimizing the victim.

Domestic Violence and Trauma
An Examination of How Licensed Mental Health Professionals Assess, Diagnose and Treat Victims of Domestic Violence (training based on Streyffeler research study,2008)

Battered Spouse Syndrome
Knowing when a victim meets the criteria and when he or she does not? Assessing the lethality and safety planning for domestic violence. What Helping Professional need to know.

Substance Abuse, Trauma and Relapse
What is the Connection Between Them?



  Abuse Counseling and Treatment

Department of Children and Families

Southwest Florida Children's Network

Southwest Florida Addiction Services

Collier County Sheriffs Department

Lee County Public School System

Lee County Department of Corrections

Lee County Department of Juvenile Justice

Fort Myers News Press