Lara Ashbaugh

(MS, LPC, NCC)

About Me

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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #2007035135 (Expires: 2021-06-30)


Reviews

Written by T.R. on Nov 30, 2020 after counseling with Lara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life

Lara has been so professional and understanding, and I feel like just a perfect match for me and my personality.

Written by J.E. on Nov 20, 2020 after counseling with Lara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Love Laura. She’s cool as hell.

Written by S.H. on Oct 28, 2020 after counseling with Lara for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

She is caring and kind her professional. I appreciate her understanding of my life and advice.

Written by L.E. on Oct 06, 2020 after counseling with Lara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Although this would be our 3rd session, I’m growing comfortable with each log in and am excited for this progressive journey

Written by H.A. on Sep 30, 2020 after counseling with Lara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

I love Lara! She’s a friend that knows how to make me feel better, no matter how I feel on my worst days

Written by T.Y. on Sep 01, 2020 after counseling with Lara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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!

Written by K.I. on Aug 18, 2020 after counseling with Lara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, grief, and coping with life changes

Helping me understand my emotions and reactions to situations. Very helpful

Written by C.A. on Jul 14, 2020 after counseling with Lara for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Very sweet, Very kind, And I always feel heard