We all experience challenges in our lives which can feel overwhelming. Support is such a valuable tool; however, we are often hesitant to reach out due to the reluctance to discuss and confront troubling issues. So, if you have taken this step, I know you possess the courage to face some of life’s challenges and I know you are a resourceful person! I will work with you to discover and gain confidence in your abilities to respond to problems, changes, and life’s sometimes unpredictable circumstances.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of New York, a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Pennsylvania and a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor in the State of New York. I have my Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counselor and Counselor Education. I have an undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacology. These two subject areas of expertise complement each other and allow me to provide not only effective psychotherapy but also an understanding of the mechanism of action psychotropic medications provide to address specific symptoms. I have been involved in behavioral health counseling for the past 10 years working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I provide office-based therapy which I balance with teletherapy. My counseling style involves using empathy with a solution-focused approach within a motivational interviewing spirit. I have many years of experience in the counseling field addressing life transitions, addiction, job and sport performance concerns, relationship issues, stress and anxiety, anger management, career, legal complications, depression, trauma, and grief and loss.
This process can be an empowering experience giving you the insight to accept, change, grow and accomplish whatever you identify as your goals. I believe the therapeutic relationship can be a rewarding and remarkable experience. I take great care in the work I do to understand you and your needs. I would be honored to be invited to witness and walk with you on your journey during this chapter in your life story. Whatever your goal or motivation, counseling can be a rewarding adventure of acceptance and discovery.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. stated, “One's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.” Our best thinking got us to where we are today, and by expanding our thoughts we can get to where we want to be. My role is to walk beside you as your mind, body, and spirit expand to new dimensions. I believe that we all have our own answers; however, they are sometimes covered by life's challenges and stress. My role is to help you uncover the answers that make sense for you.
Every one of us can experience satisfaction and fulfillment in life. I am passionate about the field of psychology and counseling and am committed to being a consistent support to you as you navigate life’s challenges. I have a flexible schedule including days, evenings and weekends. I look forward to knowing you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Anger management
I also have experience in LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
LMHC #007376 (Expires: 2019-07-31)
LPC #PC010267 (Expires: 2019-02-28)
Very caring. Always available. Very thorough in reflections. She has helped me through difficult times with resources and wisdom. Highly recommend her!
Larissa is understanding and open minded, kind of like getting advice from a wise friend.
Very discerning and focused counselor. She is very helpful in many ways.
Larissa takes the time to not only listen to my problems but also find the route of the issue. She kindly gives me feedback and techniques to calm my trouble mind.
Larissa is very intuitive and listens to what the actual problems are and has good insight as to how to go about working on them. She takes time to give honest feedback and also provides helpful goal sheets and other various types of worksheets and activities to help with the process.
She is attentive and caring. She always has new ideas. She listens. She’s amazing!
She’s really great!
Larissa has been really helpful and supportive through this low phase of my life. I’m really grateful for her support and look forward to continuing working with her and executing things I have learned. I appreciate this platform (BetterHelp) to connect us and reach out to so many people that can benefit from counseling or someone just being there for them at such low times. A small simple action can change someone’s life for good and in that process the world and I believe this platform does that. I appreciate Larissa’a support, guidance and help once again. Thank you.
Larissa is wonderfully kind and offers stellar advice.
Larissa is perceptive and kind. She was incredibly helpful in identifying unhealthy patterns in my relationship and creating healthy strategies to maintain balance in my life.
Larissa is amazing and very kind. It's not like talking to some artificial robot, she makes you feel like you're talking to a friend or a family member that you trust. I'd recommend her to everyone.