Adriana Lara

(LPC, LMHC, LCMHC)

About Me

Welcome, my name is Adriana. I am here to help you as you take the first step towards healing and relief. Helping others has been my passion for as long as I can remember. Everyone deserves to be heard no matter their situation. We all need some guidance from and support from time to time. I hope to work together to help you in your journey.

I have gained a wealth of knowledge and experience as a counselor. I have been in the field for about 6 years. I graduated with a Masters of Science degree from the University of Vermont in 2014. In my time there I worked with teens and young adults with substance use ad/or mental health difficulties. In the last 6 years I have worked with teens and families in rural and urban communities. I have worked with individuals presenting with symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, and stress.

My style as a counselor is eclectic. What I focus on first is building a strong rapport. Getting to know you to build trust is essential in creating a space that allows you to be vulnerable. It can difficult to open up to a stranger so I take the time to build that trust. My approach is mostly focused in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT allows one to look at how their thought patterns impact what they feel and do. Identifying negative thoughts and replacing them with positive, more realistic thoughts can help change your perspective on a situation thus allowing for positive change. I try to integrate ecological theory, narrative therapy, and solution focused therapy when appropriate.

I am excited to take the next step in this journey with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , ADHD

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #pc011758 (Expires: 2021-02-28)

LMHC #008384 (Expires: 2021-12-01)


Reviews

Written by D.A. on Sep 28, 2020 after counseling with Adriana for 4 months

Adriana was able to quickly establish a rapport with my daughter and made her feel at ease .

Written by S.E. on May 19, 2020 after counseling with Adriana for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, and coping with life changes

She is great and very patient.

Written by R.O. on May 04, 2020 after counseling with Adriana for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

I enjoy speaking with Adriana for various reasons. I would think the most important reason is because she is an easy person to connect with.

Written by A.N. on Apr 23, 2020 after counseling with Adriana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

Adriana is kind, patient, and validating. She is very easy to talk to and to trust.