Peaceful Start Counseling Services

Laverne P. Hoffler-Duckworth


Licensed Professional Counselor

The journey of life does not have to be a lonely one.

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which helps clients to look at negative cognitions, and replace them with positive ones. I also like to use Personal Centered Therapy,  which is an empathetic approach that empowers and motivates the client in the therapeutic process.

As an empathetic and non-judgemental therapist, my clients feel supported and engaged in the topic at hand. One goal of therapy is a move towards self-sufficiency; clients leave my office inspired and ready to tackle everyday problems without feeling defeated or hopeless.

Laverne P. Hoffer-Duckworth

Licensed Professional Counselor

Virtual OnlineSessions Available during Covid-19

Peacefulstart Counselor can conduct sessions right from the comfort of your own home. I know it is tough being stuck at home, let me help you cope by providing coping strategies to deal with life pressures.

Interview of Laverne
on Business Talk Radio

Hosted by Christopher Roberts

Affordable Services

Personal Therapy

Grief and Loss


Self Esteem



You’re stuck, overwhelmed, and tired, and you need help finding your way forward.

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, my goal is to help patients understand that their journey is a process that is ongoing, and that it is  important to not allow their circumstances to dictate their future.  It is very crucial to understand that trouble doesn’t always last and hope allows one to keep going-even when one is faced with obstacles that may push them to the point of giving up.

My company is different from others because I truly care about about the holistic being of my patients; their mind, body and spirit. Everyone has  the chance to be strong even when they see it as impossible.

Being empathetic towards my patients shows them that my level of transparency and unconditional positive regard feel their pain and will see them through their darkest moments without judgement.

I believe in helping a diverse group of people who have experience pain but triumph through opposition, and people who are open to the endless possibilities through therapy.