Mind Body Counseling

Counseling is the application of mental health, psychological, or human development principles that address wellness and growth. The primary purpose of counseling is to empower the client to deal adequately with life situations, reduce stress, experience personal growth, and make well-informed, rational decisions

Lara is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of California. She utilizes an integrative approach to counseling. Her treatment orientation is existential, cognitive behavioral, somatic, feminist, relational, attachment based and transpersonal.

Lara’s sessions may involve a combination of psychotherapeutic techniques, mindfulness practices, aromatherapy, meditation, visualizations, affirmations and other somatic exercises. These sessions provide an opportunity for you to explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe environment and facilitate greater physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Together, we can discuss your issues or concerns with:

  • Self-development
  • Food Addictions
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Trauma
  • Loss and grief
  • Stress Management
  • Spiritual Growth
  • Pain management
  • Self-esteem
  • Sexuality
  • Body Image

Sessions are confidential and tailored to meet your needs. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, grieving a recent loss or trying to replace a self-destructive habit, we will work together to support your mind and body to achieve its innate wholeness. The art of accepting and exploring (as a “felt sense” in the body) the meaning and message behind all emotions, beliefs, sensations, leads us to greater insights and meaning about our life and current circumstances. A deeper knowing is accessed which serves to guide you to greater health and well-being.

As you discover this state of well-being in the body and mind, you learn to encounter all of life with an underlying sense of ease. By setting an intention and supporting that intention through words, thought, and action, we will deepen your connection to your most authentic self. You will learn to live a life of integrity—honoring the beauty and perfection that YOU already are.

Lara addresses a wide range of physical, psycho-emotional and psycho-spiritual issues including anxiety, depression, food struggles, insomnia, trauma, various dis-eases in the body, chronic pain, and addictions. She tailors her sessions to meet the needs of her clients, encouraging them to deeply connect to their true nature of peace and love.

Important: While Lara offers psychotherapy sessions only in the state of California, she can however, offer coaching and other services to people outside of California.