Lara Guille Otte, PsyD
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: Psychologist - 17346|
Billing and Insurance
I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage
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I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment for people to explore what is holding them back from making the changes they want in their lives. My approach is warm, active and collaborative. I employ a combination of insight, relational, and mindfulness techniques to help you work through your difficulties and re-find your best self.
Email or Call Lara Guille Otte, PsyD at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18467
Had a Negative Therapy Experience?
Unfortunately, this is a story that I hear often. People who are seeking therapy, especially for the first time, often do not know what to expect. Because of this, they end up staying in a therapy that is not a good fit for them. Whereas a person might trust themselves in selecting a physician or dentist or even a personal trainer, people feel ill-equipped to choose a therapist. I oftentimes recommend that people "shop around" a bit, even if that means paying for a few first sessions and having to tell their story more than once. Good therapy should feel relieving and helpful (even if it also involves painful feelings).
What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process
This is one of the key factors in a good therapy. I help clients build this kind of trust during our sessions (and in their own process outside of sessions) by accessing feelings in a slow and controlled way. I teach people to use resources, both internal and external, to tolerate and transform the feelings. This is oftentimes one of the most relieving and empowering aspects of therapy.
Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance
The client-therapist relationship is the main building block for a good therapy. Sadly, sometimes this relationship is the first time that a person has felt heard, understood and respected in their life. This alone can be transformative.
My clients can expect warmth and compassion from me. I will be an active participant in your therapy, listening closely, asking questions and sharing insights to guide you toward the answers and changes you are seeking.
Services I Provide
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
Ages I Work With
Groups I Work With
People with attachment issues and histories of trauma.
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