Laura Colussi Franco PhD, LCSW

Laura Colussi Franco PhD, is a psychotherapist and Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator with over 14 years of experience in different clinical settings, both in the US and Europe. She is the owner of Life Solutions Services, a business dedicated to provide psychotherapy, psychological evaluations (in particular for immigration purposes), family mediation and training.

Dr. Franco holds a Doctorate Degree in Clinical Sexology, a unique field that allowed her to specialize in the treatment of sexual trauma, female sexual dysfunctions, and gender identity disorder.

Dr Franco has extensive experience with PTSD and trauma work and she is trained in the Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing approach (EMDR). She actively collaborates with the Franciscan Center of South Tampa in facilitating their First Responders Post Trauma Training, a unique program tailored to help police personnel, EMTs and firefighter’s in processing and resolving traumas associated with their line of work.

Dr. Franco treats individual, couples, and families. She treats people age 18 and older. Additional areas of expertise include mood disorders, schizophrenic disorders; work with the LGBT population, military families, and group dynamics. She is also an approved supervisor for clinical social workers in the state of Florida and is available to work with interns towards their licensure.

Furthermore she holds an advanced certification in Hospice and Palliative Care and has worked extensively in the field of grief therapy creating, among other things, one of the first suicide loss support groups in Hillsborough County.