" 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 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, broken dreams, or the many sorrows of our world in these troubled times. All of these experiences can give rise to acute or chronic experiences of sorrow and other emotions - including shock, outrage, despair, anxiety, disbelief, numbness, overwhelm, and fear. Grief can arise from an experience of loss in the past, a crisis in the present, or the anticipation of loss in the future.
Together we can create the space you need for the grief you are carrying to begin to flow and transform naturally. Instead of focusing on how to get rid of grief our intention will be to cultivate greater trust, courage, and compassion in the midst of it. I share perspectives and practices that show you how to grieve and how to feel safe in the world again after an experience of loss. We can explore together how grief is not a disease to be cured, but a rite of passage that teaches us about what we most love and cherish, and an alchemical journey that ripens us as human beings.
Appointments are typically 60-90 minutes long and take place by phone. I operate a sliding scale to support all incomes and offer a limited number of pro bono sessions to those with severely limited resources. It is important to me that integrative, holistic, therapeutic care can be made accessible to all. For any questions please contact me to schedule an initial free 20 minute consultation. I also offer one-on-one ritual support for bereavement and other life transitions and healing intensives for in-depth personalized healing retreats. Click here to read some client testimonials.
“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