Lara Willing, LMFT

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If you thrive on connection and authenticity, me too! I’d like to help you create even more of them in your life. I believe in the power of quality communication, and I’d like to support you in using that power in all of your relationships.
If what you need is a place to feel accepted and understood, my office is a safe place to let down your burdens and feel heard. I believe that you are stronger than you think you are, and I’d like to help you tap into your inner resources.
If you feel overwhelmed, lost, or alone, I’d love to support you as we figure that out together. If you feel like you need to do more to take care of yourself, connection and compassion heal. I see you recreating yourself connected, passionate, and thriving.
From reading self-help books to personal therapy to living in the woods, personal growth and risk-taking have always been a part of my life. I've done a lot of things poorly in my life, and I've learned from them and gotten better. I refuse to just go through life getting through life. I am determined to continually learn and grow. I am a work in progress, and I assume you are too.
My clients tell me they feel safe to be themselves with me. I consider myself both warm and direct. I am not the kind of therapist who just says “I hear you.” I use my wisdom, compassion, and power in session to help clients find their truth and their strength.
The world can be a very overwhelming place. When is the last time you held still and let yourself be taken care of? When is the last time you made yourself the priority? We drive around, get errands done, get dinner on the table, “maintain” relationships, and we miss out on what really matters to us. It’s no wonder people experience depression, relationship strain, anxiety, loneliness, or a lack of meaning in their lives. Nobody ever taught most of us how to do things differently.
Therapy has stigma for some people. They think it means they are broken or something. I think of therapy as a luxury. I love seeing my therapist and having the time I need to explore what’s on my mind in a safe, non-judgmental environment.
My intention is always for you to feel heard and understood, and for you to leave with more hope and strength. I look forward to the opportunity to connect with you.
Call, text, or email me anytime for a free phone consultation.

Lara Willing Reaches

San Jose CA