top of page

"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 offer support for couples and families from a systems-focused and trauma-informed approach. My aim is to help people see and hear each other beyond the various culturally conditioned barriers we carry into our relationships. By identifying the many visible and invisible forms of harm we may have experienced from being raised in and indoctrinated by systems of domination, we can begin to move beyond blame and shame into a process of mutual healing and reconciliation, through honest sharing and empathic listening to better understand and care for each other.  


Some of the relationship issues I offer support for include; navigating differing attachment and communication styles; working through sex, financial and/or power struggles; and separating with care and respect when both parties have agreed to move on. Some of what I offer families is support with painful family dynamics, communication breakdowns, mental health challenges, and/or confusion around roles and responsibilities. I have a particular interest in helping family members of narcissistic family systems understand what is happening and establish healthy boundaries.  

Sessions are typically 60-90 minutes long and may take place by phone, FaceTime, Skype, Zoom, or in-person. I operate a sliding scale for low incomes and am sometimes able to provide pro bono sessions to those with severely limited resources. I offer an initial 20 minute consultation to talk through any questions you may have, and to see if we are a good fit. Just let me know if you'd like to connect and we can set something up.

I offer customized daylong or weekend healing retreats for couples and families.

To read some of my client testimonials, please click here.


“Her (Lara's) depth of knowledge and wisdom, and her therapeutic skills are remarkable. I am struck by her consistent capacity

to help those who are struggling with severe psychological and emotional challenges. She truly is a talented healer. 


Dr. Phil Grob, Sebastopol, CA

bottom of page