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" I am so overwhelmed with gratitude for yesterday's session.

It was amazing and completely life-changing." 

Julia Goodall


“Do you know how hard it has been to write a description of how your work has changed my life?? It is so multifaceted. It has put me in touch with parts of myself that I never even knew existed, and I'm able to tune into the most hidden, vulnerable places inside. I no longer feel stuck in my wounds without a way out as I did for so long. The transformative tools you taught me help me every day in all sorts of practical ways and instead of feeling ashamed or at odds with parts of myself, I now have huge self acceptance and self love!

~ Janelle Boatright, Ashland, OR

Working with Lara has been so rewarding.  Throughout my entire life, I have struggled with depression.  I was referred to Lara by an acquaintance and through her insights I now understand that I am not "broken". I have been able to open my heart compassionately to my family of origin and to my ancestors, thank them for the gift of life, and give myself the permission to seek joy in my own journey.  Lara has been instrumental in revealing many hidden truths that I simply could not see. I am so grateful for her wisdom and gentle guidance and I look forward to carrying the gifts I have received from her throughout the remainder of my life.

~ Ariana Spillane, Santa Rosa, CA

I can honestly say that my life has been utterly transformed during the time I have been working with Lara. She has accompanied me with great compassion and with an unwavering strength into the depths of my soul to identify and release what has been weighing me down for most of my life. Lara is deeply empathic, insightful, knowledgeable, and skillful. I cannot say enough about how profoundly her work has

impacted me and my life.”

~ David Kelmendi, Santa Rosa, CA

“I came to this work with absolutely no hope of ever being able to move beyond all the pain and struggle that has held me back for so long. As a survivor of extreme sexual, physical, and emotional abuse throughout my childhood and living with long term chronic illness I have tried almost every kind of mind and body therapy over many decades to try and heal from my past. In just a few short sessions with Lara I knew something was shifting and I no longer suffer from the debilitating anxiety and self hatred that absolutely ruled my life.

~ Marion H. Williams, Ashland, OR

Having worked with many different practitioners over the last ten years, I have found Lara to be an extremely wise, knowledgeable and compassionate woman. She seems to possess the traits of someone who has walked the path of life many times over. Her intuitiveness is powerful to behold. It has been a very great honour for me to have had her guidance and support.

~ Johanna Lueders, London, UK

Thank you a thousand times for all your love and help. I've been in therapy for 22 years and one single session with you opened my eyes to a whole new world of relating to myself. I feel an unaccustomed ease and joy in everything. What a gift!

~ Geraldine Bethune, London, UK

“I cannot recommend Lara highly enough, as a wise, compassionate witness and guide. She helped me reflect on my loss of self, on my need for individuation, to call back my projections, off of the other, reclaim these lost parts of my psyche. Grief yields to gratitude, for these experiences, all of them. I cannot thank Lara enough for her support,

compassion and guidance.”

~ Ocean Liff-Anderson, Corvallis, OR

“Lara is a natural healer, a repository of deep wisdom and profound insight, and the most compassionate person I have ever met. I can honestly say that I have learned more from working with Lara than from all of the therapy I have done previously, combined. She is quite extraordinary, one of a kind. ”

~ Natalie Underwood, Eugene, OR

“My work with Lara has led to a deep evolution in my thinking and a more harmonious relationship with all the parts of myself. I'm amazed at how our weekly phone calls over the past few months have transformed so many parts of my life. I find the depth at which she works through her guided meditations, honest reflections, and coaching to be more profound and accessible than any other therapy I have known. As someone with many years of experience with ceremonial work, I had some tremendous learnings from Lara's approach to holding ceremonial space. She is very skilled at guiding the deep medicine work and supporting the body and her level of one-on-one engagement and guiding was like none I have ever experienced. I have felt a deep shift in my thinking and feeling around certain people and situations in my life. It truly is changing my life and how I relate to the world.”

~ Lisa Chatham, Sebastopol, CA

Lara’s skillful attunement and insight has helped me transform my relationship to self and family in so many ways. I am deeply grateful for her dynamic and creative approach to working with difficult feelings and beliefs, and the expansive experience and knowledge she brought to each of our sessions. She is a wonderfully compassionate helper along the path of healing, and I wholeheartedly recommend working with her. Thank you for everything, Lara!

~ Alishan Gezgin, Portland, OR

“Lara has been able to guide me to a point of clarity and forward momentum that has not been achieved by years of counseling. I am absolutely floored by her ability to guide and support me in this way.”

~ Anthony Veltri, Corvallis, OR

“I am so overwhelmed with gratitude for yesterday's session. It was totally amazing and completely life changing and marked a major personal breakthrough for me. You have worked on my deepest layers and set me free to shine as I know I was created to.

~ Julia Goodall, Bath, UK

“What you are doing for me is priceless. If I were a young person in a tribe and you were the healer taking me through these steps I would owe my life to you! You are a wonderful healer. The world so needs your caring.”

~ Denis White, Corvallis, OR

“Lara offers a deeply healing space of unwavering compassion, wise guidance and gentle humor where I have finally learned self acceptance and found the courage to face the anxieties and fears that kept me and my world so small for so long. Lara is an incredible teacher, facilitator, and guide. My life has changed immeasurably since we started working together.

~ Lisa Jaffrey, Florence, OR

“Working with Lara has changed my life. I spent years in therapy but was never able to extract the grief I carried in the memories of my cells. As I am learning to integrate the pain that I have suppressed for so long, my world is radically shifting. I am more present. I’m developing real compassion for myself. And I am feeling ALIVE. May all people have the profound opportunity to receive the support and tools that Lara shares, and to emerge from the internal cocoons that have imprisoned them. Lara’s guidance, support, and brilliance have illuminated the path to my freedom. May they illuminate the path to yours.”

~ Jenna Derrick, Sebastopol, CA

“I'm pretty sure more progress was made today than during the seven years that I've been doing annoying therapy stuff.”

~ Ruby Yagoda, Corvallis, OR  

(13 yrs old, family counseling)

“It’s like Lara helped me remove the sticky surface of the tension pond I carry so the stresses can come to the surface and be released. I feel much more relaxed. I feel lighter inside. I’m very grateful I was able to have my time with Lara.” 

~ Joy Chatham, Malvern, AR

“My work with you has enabled me to be more thoughtful, reflective and deliberate in how I connect with others and how I perceive my world. I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to learn from you.”

~ Jess Beauchemin, Bend, OR

“I have been referring patients to Lara for several years as her depth of knowledge, wisdom, and therapeutic skills are remarkable. I am struck by her consistent capacity to help those struggling with severe psychological and emotional challenges. She truly is

a talented healer.”

~ Dr. Phillip Grob, Santa Rosa, CA


"I have experienced more in depth healing and changes with Lara than any other therapies and modalities I have tried. I often struggle when working with new people and it takes me a while for me to trust them, I did not experience this with Lara. She immediately made me feel at ease and that I could trust her. She is always able to meet me where I am in each individual session, intuitively guiding me to deeper healing and greater self discovery. I can’t really say enough good things about working with Lara, she has a gentle intuitive way of guiding sessions and the healing process that has been extremely effective and invaluable for me. If you are considering working with Lara individually, I highly recommend it, it has changed my life for the better.”

~ Katherine Edmonds, Corvallis, OR

“Lara is amazingly insightful and knows how to help you go into the many layers of what is preventing you from living the life you want.  I have worked with therapists, energy workers, and other non-traditional professionals, but Lara is the only practitioner who has been able to help me understand that pain and grief are not bad, that I don't need to stuff them down, and has given me the tools to work with my issues.  She is supportive, thoughtful, and comes from a non-judgmental place of love and acceptance.  I highly recommend working with her.”

~ Kyle Isaacs, Monroe, OR

“My grief support sessions with Lara moved both emotional and physical energy. Her incredible expert skill in listening, mirroring, and holding space allowed me the room to find hidden expression locked in my jaw and release it fully. Lara is a kind and nurturing soul with a deeply wise presence.”

~ Constance Hart, Morro Bay, CA

“Working with Lara has given me more and more clarity about the fears that have been driving my life, and more choice about the path I am taking through life. She has helped me move through some incredibly challenging issues with a degree of insight and understanding that I have never experienced before with other therapists and healers. She has taught me to how to navigate through life with more clarity and compassion and confidence. I am eternally grateful for her help.”

~ Adriana Martinez, London, UK

“I came to this work with no hope of ever being able to move beyond the pain and struggle that has held me back for so long.  As a survivor of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse throughout my childhood, and having lived with long term chronic illness most of my adult life, I have tried almost every kind of mind and body medicine, and many different forms of therapy over many decades to try and heal from my past. In just a few short sessions with Lara I could tell that something was shifting internally, and, while I still live with some of my physical symptoms, I no longer suffer from the debilitating anxiety and self loathing that absolutely ruled my life. It's hard to explain exactly what Lara does, but she somehow helped me get to the root of it all and now everything feels different. I am so grateful!"

~ Marion Heaney, Williams, OR


“Bless your heart Lara. Today is utterly transformed. I'm so grateful to know, work, and grieve with you. You are perhaps one of the only dedicated "grief-walkers" I have personally known. I am humbled and inspired to work with you,  to express my gratitude, and to honor your value.” 


~ Blake Roberts, Portland, OR

“Having spent most of my life immersed in Buddhist study and practice I believe I can recognize a Bodhisattva when I see one. Lara is one of life's rarities, an unswervingly compassionate warrior with a true "heart of perfection". Deep bows to this earth angel bringing her gifts to us mere mortals.”


~ Elias Carter, London, UK

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