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My Approach

My Approach

Let's create something new

Not every therapeutic approach works for everyone. Sometimes, typical therapeutic approaches can increase distress- especially when the presence of neurodiversity goes unrecognized and unsupported. Different neurotypes require different therapeutic and self care strategies. Understanding and working with these differences can increase confidence and self-esteem, and improve behaviors, relationships and quality of life.​

Together, we can assess your world and make changes where possible, design and co-create strategies and techniques to fit your unique needs in ways that feel most natural to you. As you begin to understand your brain and how it experiences the world, you'll be better equipped to navigate daily challenges.

Knowledge is power! Keeping up with the latest research, as well as listening to those with lived experience, allows me to share the most up to date information and strategies with you.

What to expect

In the first few sessions, we'll spend time getting to know one another. I will listen deeply to your needs and concerns, we'll explore past experiences, your relationships, and your hopes for our work together. I'll take time to answer any questions you have about my experience and the services I provide. Together, we'll make a plan to move forward, working in whatever ways you feel most comfortable. We can work verbally or creatively, or allow our time together to evolve into some combination of the two.


If I'm working with your child, the first few sessions will consist of relationship building and assessment. It can be hard for children and teens to open up to a stranger! After meeting with you together and separately, I will work with your child at their level of development, using art, play, and/or conversation to create a connection and feelings of trust and safety to begin the work. I strongly encourage separate parent sessions to support the individual work being done with your child.


Why Temenos?

Temenos  τέμενος  is an ancient Greek word for a sacred and protected space or sanctuary. It's also been used to describe the safe space within the therapeutic relationship where healing work can take place. At Temenos Creative, Lara provides a safe healing space to explore, discover, create, and grow.

Image by Jonathan Borba


In person or virtual talk therapy and art therapy 

  • Individual sessions for children, adolescents, or adults​

  • Parenting support 

  • Family sessions

Supervision for new professionals
  • Art Therapy supervision for registration

  • Licensed Professional Counselor supervision

Fees and Insurance

$120  per individual 50 min session for children, adolescents, & adults

             sliding fee scale available for those in need

$80    per LPC & ATR supervision 50 min session


Accepted forms of payment, due at time of service

Cash, Check, Credit Card, or Health Savings Account




In Network 

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield & Cigna Evernorth


Out of Network

Some insurance companies will reimburse a portion of session fees. Please check with your provider to determine if out-of-network mental health services are covered. Upon request, a detailed receipt can be provided for you to submit to your insurance provider for out-of-network claims.

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