Welcome to our FAQ's

Answers to your common questions about therapy and our services

As a therapist, I understand that seeking therapy can be a daunting process, but it doesn’t have to be. We offer a variety of evidence-based therapies, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Inner childhood work, Solution Focused Therapy, Psychotherapy, trauma work, and EMDR, to help you navigate your emotions and heal from past traumas.

Clients come to us seeking help for a range of issues, from relationship strains, self-esteem, and patterns of behavior, to processing trauma, parenting stress, and loneliness. Our personalized approach to therapy allows us to tailor our techniques and interventions to meet your unique needs and goals.

If you have any questions about our services or how we can help you, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to support you every step of the way on your healing journey.

Does Lara take insurance?

No, Lara does not take insurance. You are able to pay with cash, any credit card, and or your health savings account card. She does offer a SuperBill for your insurance.

What is SuperBill?

A SuperBill is something Lara will generate for you monthly, showing how much you have spent out of pocket for your therapy sessions. Once you receive your SuperBill via email, you can then upload it or send it off to your insurance company for reimbursement. Everyone’s reimbursement will look differently, depending on your OUT of Network benefits. Your insurance company will then mail you a check, typically about 6 weeks turn around time.

What does pricing look like?
  • Initial intake appointment | $200.00
  • Couples or family sessions | $175.00
  • Individual sessions (45 minutes)  | $150.00
Will my card get charged if I cancel an appointment?

Lara has a 24-hr cancellation policy and can be reached the quickest via email. Lara and or her assistant will run payments the morning of your appointment if you have not cancelled the day before. The charge will stand if you cancel the day of unless there is an emergency.

How long will Therapy take?

That answer will be different for everyone and subjective to many factors such as trauma, goals, and the work you decide to put in. Lara schedules weekly, every other week, and eventually graduating her clients to monthly check-ins and then as needed appointments.

What therapeutic approaches do you use in your practice to help clients?

As a therapist, I deliver hard truths with empathy, patience, and understanding. I use a variety of evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Inner Childhood Work, Solution Focused Therapy, Psychotherapy, trauma work, and EMDR.

What are some common issues that your clients come to you for help with?

Clients typically come to me for help with relationship strains, self-esteem, processing trauma (both recent and childhood), patterns of behaviors, parenting stress, and loneliness.

How do you help families and couples improve their communication and resolve conflicts?

I often start with education on therapy terms, patterns of behaviors I notice, and any barriers to their goals. I may have them communicate or role-play in my office so I can model the expected behaviors or point towards areas of growth in real-time.

What are your public speaking engagements about and how can you help organizations?

I have been invited to speak on topics such as Stress in the Workplace, Anxiety, Depression, and just Therapy in general with the goal of normalizing it as a resource. As far as legal expertise, law firms can place me on retainer should they take on a case where they are needing to determine if trauma played a part in the case/client.

How do you help teenagers navigate their emotions and cope with the challenges they face?

Teenagers often need a secure, safe place to discuss life without fear of judgment or repercussions. I offer different perspectives and practice empathy to co-exist with mutual respect with them and their family.

How can equine therapy benefit veterans and their dependents?

For Veterans only (and their dependents), I partner with a non-profit organization that provides equine therapy, at no cost to them, to process any trauma or mental health concerns they have. The horses are sensitive to our emotions and act as an x-ray machine, telling me what clients can't verbalize.

How does EMDR work and how can it help clients heal from trauma?

EMDR is an evidence-based therapy that helps clients reprocess and heal from trauma. It involves bilateral stimulation, typically eye movement, to help clients process and move past traumatic experiences.

What suicide prevention and risk assessment services do you offer to clients?

I screen for suicidal ideation, knowing the signs to watch for, and provide crisis intervention. Safety is a priority, and I've worked with schools to develop suicide prevention screening tools.