As a licensed Family and Marriage Therapist and EMDR therapist, Lara specializes in providing support to people who are facing difficulties within the following areas:
Body wellness and health management
This involves helping clients identify their health goals, deal with barriers, and implement effective processes for developing new, healthier practices and habits. Mind-body skills to are used in the process to enhance outcomes and provide the client with practices they can use in their everyday life.
Developing your identity and learning how to truly love yourself is no easy task. Creating the space and time in your life to explore who you are and what you want in your life.
You may have booked the wedding band, but have you had the tough conversations that will help your marriage last?
Premarital counseling gives you and your partner the chance to build conflict-resolution skills and address a variety of intimate topics:
Beliefs and values
Sex and intimacy
Roles and expectations
Children and parenting
Dealing with anger
You can increase the chances of success for your marriage.
Depression and anxiety
Depression can leave you feeling unmotivated, sad, and unable to pull yourself out. Anxiety makes you expect the worst, all the time.
Depression and anxiety are not signs of weakness—they are treatable illnesses. Therapy can help you work through the roots of anxiety and depression and reframe negative thinking.
You can give yourself the tools to cope with anxiety and depression.
Life transitions and adjustment disorders
Adjusting to change is a necessity—but that doesn’t make it easy.
Whether you’re go through life changes like retirement, starting school, or moving, experiencing stress and emotional ups and downs is normal for a short time. But if you continue feeling anxious or depressed, you may have an adjustment disorder.
Therapy can help you cope with external changes as you identify your inner strength.
You can regain your emotional security.
Struggling with your sense of self can lead to depression, anxiety, and even physical health problems.
Whether you feel conflicted about your religion, race, sexuality, gender, or ethnicity, therapy offers a judgment-free environment to safely explore your identity.
You can be comfortable in your own skin.
Trauma from abuse
If you have experienced sexual abuse, physical abuse, or domestic violence, you know how difficult it is to cope.
Maybe you can’t stop replaying your painful memories. Perhaps you feel overwhelmed by feelings of fear, anger, anxiety, depression, or guilt.
Trauma therapy can transform your shame into empowerment and healing.
You don’t have to hold onto your pain.
Trauma from grief
Loss—whether sudden or gradual—can leave you feeling powerless and angry.
Perhaps you’ve lost a loved one or a job, or survived a car or sports accident. No matter how subtle or severe your loss, the grieving process can be extremely challenging.
Therapy can help you process your intense emotions and overcome obstacles to grieving.
You don’t have to grieve alone.
Trauma affecting couples
Relationships are challenging in the best of circumstances, but if you or your partner have a trauma history, negative patterns can be even more difficult to break.
Couples therapy can help you address trauma, improve communication, and develop trust.
You can build a healthier partnership.
Connect with Lara to heal the hurt today.