My name is [Lara]

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist, EMDR Therapist, Certified Clinical Trauma Therapist and a Texas State Board approved Supervisor. I have been working in the mental health field for over 15 years, helping individuals, families, and couples navigate their emotions and find healing from past traumas.

Therapeutic Specialties:

As a therapist, I specialize in a variety of evidence-based therapies, including EMDR, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Suicide Prevention, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I have written Suicide & Safety plans and Risk Assessments that several school districts currently use as part of their curriculum and intervention process.

In 2021, I became a Certified Clinical Trauma Expert, specializing in complex, single event, early onset, and recent event trauma. I am also on retainer for multiple law firms in the DFW area as a Trauma Expert for the court systems.

Get to know me

[Experience Matters] : A licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years in the mental health field.

Education & Experience

I received my bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech and my master’s degree from Texas A&M-Commerce. Throughout my career, I have gained experience in mental health, case management, nonprofit, social work, school systems, and supervising clinical teams. Before starting my private practice, I served as the Director of a Partial Hospitalization Program that oversaw teens, families, and adults with a range of neurological and psychological disorders, emotional and behavioral challenges, substance abuse, and developmental challenges.

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Meet some of our staff!

Meet Matt!

Matt works behind the scenes for Lara Yates Therapy, returning your calls, scheduling appointments, and answering all of your questions. Matt has been in marketing for over 15 years, lives locally, and loves to give back to the community.

Meet Kim!

Kim works side by side with Lara, handling all the administrative paperwork and court documents. Kim is passionate about mental health and advocates for access to services.

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