Laura Jo Acuña Zavalney, LCSW-S - Plumeria Counseling

Laura Jo Acuña Zavalney, LCSW-S

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Board-approved Supervisor


Do you need help with managing some intense emotions…. thoughts that you now realize may NOT be helpful? I can help you move towards change. You are already reading this, right now, so you are beginning to move towards an action for change.

I have a rather direct approach and use humor to reframe situations. You may find this helpful. I incorporate learning into your treatment through use of videos, handouts, books, and articles.

My goal and responsibility in treatment is to create a trusting, collaborative approach to helping resolve the discourse in a person’s experience of current Life. I will utilize my training in trauma, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, sobriety/recovery as frameworks for the personal work. I honor all my clients’ wisdom and their desire promote their resilience.

As a social worker, I work with the person in their environment so that means that I work towards integrating my work at the community level. I am starting groups to address hoarding concerns. Some of these group/community services are: Clutters Anonymous, Adult Children of Hoarders, CBT groups for hoarding disorder.

Specializations: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma/ PTSD, Life Transitions