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 believe 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: 2023-06-30)
Lara is a solid counselor who has helped me identify and address priority issues that have benefited my emotional health. I'm glad to be working with her.
Lara is great and understanding. Very easy to talk to and allows me to shift my view point in a positive manner.
Lara has been very helpful, dedicated, professional, and thorough with her work. Even in a short amount of time, I felt she'd be a therapist that could really help me over time.
Lara is amazing. I actually look forward to therapy.
It has been life changing to have someone to talk to someone about my biggest fears and weaknesses. Someone to help me sort them out and see through it all. So thankful.
I've only met with Lara 3x but I feel 1000lbs off my shoulders. I feel supported, not judged. She is curious, not clinical and literally is helping me be the best version of myself. So happy to have met Lara and looking forward to working with her !
She listens and does not rush you.
I’ve only had a few sessions with Lara, but she has helped me tremendously already. We cover a lot in one session and it makes me feel motivated to keep working on myself! Very empowering
Lara has been so professional and understanding, and I feel like just a perfect match for me and my personality.
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!
Very sweet, Very kind, And I always feel heard