Laura Dillabaugh Life Coaching & Counseling
create the life you love
Why work with me?
Because you want change to happen fast. Obviously you've been trying on your own and you're not satisfied, or you wouldn't be here.
Lasting change can happen in just a few sessions, and 
I'm going to empower you to get YOUR needs met.
I am trained, certified, and skilled in both Life Coaching and Counseling. (More on that below)
(A very brief history)-
I am a Licensed Clinical Therapist and a Board Certified Life Coach.  I received my Masters Degree in Clinical Counseling from Johns Hopkins University in 2005 and have been counseling for 15 years.  I added Life Coaching to my practice after seeing that real, lasting change can happen FAST, and LAST with the right Coach.
(A word on credentialing/training - be certain that the person you are getting coaching/counseling from is appropriately trained and certified. Many people call themselves Coaches but when asked, say they have attended a weekend course or a day-long training.  Ask yourself if taking a first aid course or learning CPR makes them an EMT.  If you do choose to be Coached - I want you to make sure you receive the best services available, from the most well-trained folks.)
I was trained through the Institute for Life Coach Training (ILCT)
And ILCT is accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF)
I help people design their future rather than get over their past.
Coaching concentrates on where you are now and what you're willing to do to get to where you want to be in the future.
I will provide you with greater focus and help you become more aware of the multitude of options and choices that are available to you.
Some of my gifts to you will be accountability - (remember, if you could do it by yourself, you would already have done it), claritymotivation, and tools to help you climb to the top of your mountain. 
It's Time to Grow.
You have the motivation to make a change to better yourself and your life. 
I have the expertise & experience to guide you on your journey. 
Call me at 716.903.3828 or email me at [email protected] with any questions or to set up an appointment:
Much of my Coaching is by telephone. 
Telephone Services 
What could be easier than being in the comfort of your own home working with a licensed professional onyour own personal wellness?
My clients choose this method because:
They save time -- no need to drive to an office.
And yes, time is money! So you save money too.
You have more flexible options - fit me in wherever your schedule allows: morning, noon or night.
Coaching can be incorporated into a busy schedule --have a phone session while you are traveling for pleasure or work.
Accessibility -- during snow storms or other inclement weather, we can still meet on the phone. 

For many busy people, scheduling a convenient phone session with me as their Coach is the perfect way to balance hectic and demanding schedules.

In-Person Coaching/Counseling

I also am available to meet for sessions one-on-one.

I don't do traditional office-based therapy; we meet in the real world, usually in a coffeeshop of your choosing. This creates a more relaxed atmosphere where defenses drop and we can get to the heart of the matter in a non-threatening environment.