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Dr. Lara Neely, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Intimacy Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I am a Doctor of Behavioral Health, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. I am licensed to practice in Texas and Colorado.

I have worked with clients suffering from stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, depression, and those struggling to cope with life changes. I have experience working with severely mentally ill patients in a psychiatric emergency treatment center and a community behavioral health clinic. I have spent the majority of my time, however, in private practice. My clients range in age from 13 to 99!

I enjoy helping people from all walks of life. Many people come to me because they are suffering from anxiety. It seems like COVID really pushed a lot of people over the edge, especially those who were already struggling with relationships or mental health issues.

Panic attacks, depression, sleep disorders, and mood swings are common issues I see in clients. A lot of moms used to have a glass of wine at night and now many are admitting to needing a whole bottle! Many people tell me they feel fearful of things that are happening in the world and do not know how to cope with feeling out of control. Others tell me that they are struggling financially or dealing with health issues. I have had many teens tell me that they feel suicidal and hopeless. I have also seen an increase in those struggling with gender dysphoria and relationship issues. A lot of my older clients are sad about the world they will be leaving to their children. I understand and empathize with all of these situations!

From OCD to PTSD, there really isn't much that I haven't encountered as a therapist. Veterans, homeless, addicts, abusers, victims, parents, children, CEOs, athletes, cancer patients, EMS workers, young and old, rich and poor... you name it...I have worked with people from all walks of life. What I can say is that I bring the same level of compassionate care to everyone I encounter. There is no judgment. It is humbling to realize that for many people, I am the one person they feel safe confiding in, and I take that trust very seriously.

Regardless of the issues and their severity, I work closely with every client to help find solutions that make life more manageable and enjoyable. I believe that every person needs a toolbox that is full of ideas and strategies for coping with the stressors of life. As the saying goes, if all you have is a hammer, then everything will look like a nail. There are plenty of other tools out there, and when you own them, it is so empowering! Soon, you will be building and creating the life that you want for yourself! You are unique, valuable, and worthy of healthy relationships, happiness, and love.

I believe that you are the expert of your life and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support and empower you in that journey!

Professional experience

3yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Intimacy Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Commitment Issues, Control issues, Emptiness, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Pregnancy and childbirth, Self-love, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Somatization, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Hypnotherapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

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License information

CO LPC LPC.0019268

TX LPC 84996


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Lara Neely. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Dr Neely truely makes me feel supported and cared for while giving a wide array of tactics and approaches to tackle my problems.

Written on Mar 01, 2024 after therapy with Lara for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Neely, has a warehouse of expertise in so many areas of therapy, behavioral health/ therapy and management. There seems to no area of therapeutic care she not experienced and knowledgeable. In addition she is very sensitive to her clients needs, compassionate and personable. She has a magical way of instilling trust with and within her clients and colleagues ✨️. I would highly recommend her .

Written on Nov 12, 2023 after therapy with Lara for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr. Neely seems very practical and easy going approach based, comes up with many small basic suggestions such as use of specific words for your possible next situation, as well as larger thought process change type suggestions and overall strategy. You feel like you are talking to a trusted friend, not overwhelming lecture from some guru feel. It is already very awkward for most people to even get a psych session of any sort arranged and talk about internal turmoil, so it’s very much needed that you at least do it with someone like Dr. Neely who makes you feel heard and cared for.

Written on Sep 20, 2023 after therapy with Lara for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and intimacy-related issues

Very open , listen what I have to say .

Written on Jul 11, 2023 after therapy with Lara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and anger management