“If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can't survive.”
― Brené Brown
Below, you will find a brief overview of the theories and methods that inform my practice. I have significant experience helping adolescents and adults with depression, anxiety, traumatic stress, interpersonal & family conflict, anger management, impulse control, substance abuse, grief and loss, self-esteem, and issues related to sexual identity.
My Guiding Principals
I do not accept insurance at this time. However, if you have out of network benefits I can provide you with a statement you may be able to submit for reimbursement. Payment can be made by cash, check, or credit card. Please with me for questions about my services or fees.
I use various therapeutic techniques depending on individual needs and reasons for seeking help. I am trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy, which focuses on exploring how unresolved issues impact our current experience. I also use techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to bring attention to the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behavior as well as mindfulness practices to increase self-awareness and self-acceptance.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is an evidence-based therapy for the treatment of PTSD and trauma. It is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. This tool can also be highly effective in treating various forms of anxiety including panic disorder, phobias, performance anxiety, depression, as well as chronic pain. For more information about EMDR, visit the EMDR Institute.
Yoga for Mental Health
Yoga and mediation have been shown to improve mood, decrease anxiety, physiologically tame our response to stress, and assist in healing from traumatic life events. These skills can be practiced no matter your physical ability or level of experience and can be woven into or complement more traditional talk therapy. Whether you're wound up or can't get off the couch, we can create a practice for you.
For research and articles about yoga for mental health visit LifeForce Yoga®.
Lara Conley, LCSW | 621 S Federal Hwy. Suite 1&2 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 | 1881 NE 26th St., Suite 221 Wilton Manors, FL 33305 | 954-306-9526 |