" 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 beloved humans and animals, relationship endings, chronic illness, family conflicts, unresolved trauma, or the many sorrows of our troubled world. All of these experiences can give rise to intense feelings of shock, outrage, despair, anxiety, disbelief, numbness, guilt, overwhelm, and depression. Grief can arise from an experience of loss in the past, a crisis in the present, or the anticipation of a loss in the future. In a culture that is largely grief-phobic, most of us need to be taught how to grieve.
I offer a safe space for the grief you are carrying to be heard and held in a way that enables you to begin to process and metabolize what is ready to be released and transformed. I share perspectives and practices that can help you to feel safe in the world again after an experience of profound loss. I don't see grief as an illness to be cured, but as an alchemical journey and sacred rite of passage that can teach us so much about what we love, what is important to us, and how to find meaning and belonging in the world. Grief is a journey that can ripen us as human beings.
Sessions are typically 60-90 minutes long and take place by telephone, Skype, FaceTime, Zoom or in-person where possible. I also offer single and multiple day healing intensives, a kind of personalized retreat offering in-depth healing support. I operate a sliding scale to support all incomes, and provide a limited number of pro-bono sessions for anyone experiencing severe financial difficulty. Please contact me to enquire about my fees or any other questions, and to schedule a free initial 20 minute consultation. Click here to read testimonials from previous clients.
“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