I am professional counselor licensed in Missouri with over 12 years of experience working as therapist, supervisor, and teacher. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. One of my specialties is DBT - Dialectical Behavior Therapy to help clients with their emotions, coping skills and relationships.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral and acceptance and commitment therapy. I also pull a lot from positive psychology, I want to know what is going right that we can build on. I build everyone has unique strengths and something special to contribute. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Emptiness , Family Problems , Fertility Issues , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , Hearing Impaired , HIV / AIDS , Hoarding , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LPC #2007035135 (Expires: 2021-06-30)
Lara has been so professional and understanding, and I feel like just a perfect match for me and my personality.
Love Laura. She’s cool as hell.
She is caring and kind her professional. I appreciate her understanding of my life and advice.
Although this would be our 3rd session, I’m growing comfortable with each log in and am excited for this progressive journey
I love Lara! She’s a friend that knows how to make me feel better, no matter how I feel on my worst days
The best things about her, is she's super smart, great at listening and understanding, and can quickly give actionable advice and strategies! She focuses on the good and tries to have me face the bad with reason and self experimentation and self reflection. Everything I need in a therapist!
Helping me understand my emotions and reactions to situations. Very helpful
Very sweet, Very kind, And I always feel heard