Dr. Lori Puterbaugh, LMHC, LMFT, NCC
Counseling and Coaching


My Education and Training:



Master's of Science, Mental Health Counseling

Ph.D., Family Psychology

Dual Licensure in Florida:

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Florida Approved Supervisor for Registered Interns

 (MHC and MFT)

National Certified Counselor

Levels I & II, The Gottman Method

Commissioned in Lay Pastoral Ministry by the Diocese of St. Petersburg



About Insurance:


I do not contract with any insurance companies. Because most of my services - marriage and couples counseling and coaching - are not based on treating a diagnosed mental disorder, insurance is not applicable. Remember that health insurance only covers empirically supported treatments for diagnosed mental disorders.


Even for individual counseling, where a diagnosis may be appropriate, I do not bill insurance. If a client wishes to submit a receipt for insurance reimbursement, I will provide one with the appropriate diagnosis and treatment codes.  I find, though, that many clients prefer the privacy of having life's problems addressed without a permanent change to their health care records.

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Other Activities & Interests

In addition to counseling, I am also a college instructor for St. Petersburg College and the University of the Rockies. 

I have been an on-air volunteer for Spirit FM, our Diocesan Catholic Christian radio station, since 2009. I am also active in several other areas of ministry

I am also a working/learning artist. You can see my work at my art website, listed in the Menu.