Lara Clayman,LCSW

Lara Clayman,LCSW

Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - LCSW# 26495
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

Fees: $250. You may be eligible for reimbursement from your insurance company for out-of-network therapy. I have an insurance benefits checker on my website you can use to explore the possibility of reimbursement: https:www.laraclaymantherapy.cominsurance-benefit-checker
Free Initial Consultation


Oakland, California 94619

My Approach to Helping

My social work philosophy is strengths-based and holistic. I care deeply about my clients and their mental health and wellbeing. You are not your symptoms. I see you as a whole human being and believe my role is to understand what makes you who you are and what you are needing to heal, grow and live well. I approach working with people through a psychodynamic and social justice lens. I’m curious about how both nature and nurture shape what we feel, think and do in our lives and try to bring more awareness to what you are experiencing on both the inside and on the outside to see if we can identify root causes of your suffering. Like many therapists, I draw from multiple frameworks and tools based on what you are needing and wanting and what I think could be useful and effective. I will guide us in our work together, but often follow your lead and aim to be flexible and adapt as the process unfolds. We’ll collaborate and communicate throughout about therapy and what you are needing. Your feedback is key to a successful therapeutic process and healing, so I invite your experience, thoughts and feelings about therapy with me too.

More Info About My Practice

I'm located in Oakland, but my practice is online across the state of California. I love how teletherapy can reduce barriers to mental healthcare and make it easier for people to fit therapy in to their lives.

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Services I Provide

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I became a licensed clinical social worker to help people heal from pain inflicted by family, culture and systems and find new ways to move through the world without shame and suffering. I specialize in providing online therapy to multiracial and first-generation adults struggling with overwhelm - burnout, perfectionism, anxiety and depression, identity conflict or confusion, childhood trauma, institutional trauma and racism. I also love supporting parents of school-aged children with improving their relationship with their children and to themselves as parents.

Industries & Communities Served


Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Racism
  • Self-Compassion

Types of Therapy

  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Parent Work
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy

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