" I cannot recommend Lara highly enough, as a wise, compassionate witness and guide.
Grief yields to gratitude, for these experiences, all of them."
Öcean MacConnell Liff-Anderson
We can enter the realm of grief through many gateways, from the death of loved ones, divorce, miscarriage, unresolved trauma, ancestral wounds, chronic ill health, unhealed shame, family conflicts, lost dreams, or from the many sorrows of our world in these turbulent times. All of these situations can give rise to acute or chronic experiences of sorrow, and other feelings related to grief including; shock, rage, despair, anxiety, disbelief, numbness, and overwhelm. Grief can arise from an experience of loss in the past, a crisis in the present, or an anticipation of loss in the future.
Instead of teaching you how to get rid of grief my focus is on offering wise companionship and support for cultivating courage, compassion, and trust in the midst of it. I offer a radically accepting environment where grief can begin to flow and transform naturally. I share perspectives and practices that will show you how to grieve by honoring what was lost, how to fully participate in life again, and how to feel safe in the world after your experience of loss or life transition. Grief is not a disease to be cured. It is a rite of passage with the potential to be a deeply alchemical journey.
Sessions are typically 60-90 minutes long and take place by phone. It is important to me that integrative, holistic, therapeutic care can be accessible to all, not just to those with abundant financial resources. Therefore I operate a sliding scale for low income clients and offer pro bono sessions to those with severely limited resources. For more information about my work, my rates, to discuss your needs, and for any questions please contact me to book an initial free consultation. I also offer in-person intensives for in-depth facilitated healing experiences. See client testimonials here.
“In the groundless openness of sorrow, there is a wholeness of presence and a deep natural wisdom.”