Dr. Laurie Paquette

Dr. Laurie Paquette

Dr. Laurie Paquette, Ph.D

Licensed Psychologist, President/CEO
Dr. Laurie Paquette is a highly accomplished and licensed psychologist with a remarkable career spanning diverse fields within mental health. As a Qualified Supervisor for the State of Florida at the Counseling and Assessment Center of Brevard, she brings a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to nurturing the next generation of mental health professionals.
Dr. Paquette’s professional journey has been marked by a profound dedication to understanding and addressing complex psychological challenges. Her educational background is impressive, including a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado, where she refined her expertise and honed her counseling skills. With an M.A. in Counseling Education & Counseling Psychology from the University of Colorado at Denver, she demonstrated her commitment to high-quality education in the mental health field. Her journey began with a B.A. in Psychology and a Minor in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire.
Throughout her career, Dr. Paquette’s passion for making a positive impact has been evident. Her extensive experience includes roles such as Director of Psychological Services and Quality Assurance at the Family Counseling Center in Rockledge, FL, where she supervised and coordinated a team of clinicians, ensuring that psychological testing and outpatient treatment adhered to rigorous quality standards. Her dedication to quality assurance, documentation, and client satisfaction showcases her commitment to providing comprehensive and effective care.
In her role as Licensed Psychologist, President/CEO at the Counseling and Assessment Center of Brevard, Dr. Paquette oversees the provision of mental health counseling services to a diverse clientele. Her range of expertise is impressive, including psychological and educational evaluations for various needs such as autism evaluations, parenting evaluations, adoption evaluations, and court orders. With a specialization in Adoption Competence Certification Training and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional certification, Dr. Paquette is equipped to provide holistic care to clients of all ages.
Furthermore, Dr. Paquette has played a pivotal role in teaching and training future mental health professionals. Her role as an Adjunct Professor at Eastern Florida State College demonstrated her commitment to education, enhancing the learning experience of high school students and adults in psychology classes. She also shared her expertise with doctoral students at the Florida Institute of Technology, leading seminars on crisis response, emotional reactions, and interventions.
Dr. Laurie Paquette’s extensive experience and passion for the mental health field make her an invaluable asset to the Counseling and Assessment Center of Brevard. Her commitment to education, training, and the provision of comprehensive care exemplifies her dedication to enhancing the well-being of individuals, families, and communities. As a Qualified Supervisor, she stands ready to guide and inspire the next generation of mental health professionals, ensuring a legacy of compassion, knowledge, and positive change.