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Affirming Trauma and Grief Therapy for Teens, Adults

and Couples!


Does this sound familiar?


You want to enjoy your life and relationships, but

instead you feel:

  • No one understands your pain; isolated

and lonely

  • Guarded and suspicious of others, projecting

bad things that happened to you on to the

people in your life now

  • Guilty that you can go on in your life (go to

school, have a healthy relationship, etc.), but

your deceased loved one can’t

  • Embarrassed and different because you show your

emotions so openly, while others expect you to

pretend like everything is fine.


You may struggle to control your emotional expressions because there is so much hurt inside of you that needs to come out. Our society does not feel comfortable with vulnerable emotions like sadness and fear. The people around you might be trying to move you along from your trauma or grief before you’re ready. Your relationships may be confusing and conflictual, because you didn’t have a healthy example of how to be in a partnership or family. No one seems to understand your experience, which feels  lonely and scary. If you have to deal with additional stress from being part of the LGBTQ+ community, it can make the whole experience even worse.


You don’t have to keep feeling this way.


Hi, I’m Lisa S. Larsen, PsyD, and I can help.


I provide grief and trauma therapy for adult individuals and couples, and adolescents. I use mind-body techniques like EMDR therapy and clinical hypnosis. Additionally, I help you find your strengths and apply your past successes with Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. Each client gets individualized treatment tailored to your unique needs and circumstances; no cookie-cutter treatment approach here! You and I create the treatment plan together, collaboratively.


My clients walk away from therapy with me feeling understood, emotionally lighter, and clearer about what happened to them in the past. They release the feeling that their trauma or loss just happened, and accept it in a mature, present-focused way. When people in relationships release their past wounding from childhood and previous relationships, they can be more present and harmonious with their partners. We all need a secure base in our relationships to feel safe, calm, and emotionally stable, whether we're single or in a relationship. Therapy with me can help you achieve that.


I provide a safe, accepting place for people from various ethnic, cultural, and other backgrounds so they  feel comfortable and work through their painful challenges. I challenge you to go a little out of your comfort zone, and to use your strengths and resources that you can heal from trauma and loss, anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem.


Get to Know Me

I have the tools to help you heal yourself, your teen or preteen, or your relationship from isolation and reliving devastating losses and traumatic events. I use EMDR therapy, Ericksonian hypnosis, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy to help you regain your sense of peace and connection to others.

If you are a trauma survivor, learn more here.

Do you want to heal from a devastating loss? Let me help you here.

If your relationship needs repairing, read more here.

Is your teen or preteen having trouble coping? Check this out.

Are you part of the LGBTQ+ community? Welcome! Here's more info!

How Therapy with Me Works


1. Let’s talk!


Call me today at 661-233-6771 or email me to see how I can help with your pain. I’ll answer any questions you have and you can see if we’re a good fit.


2. Let’s meet!

Join me each week to resolve your painful past events and rediscover your strengths. Together, we’ll develop the tools you need to help you feel calmer, more confident, and succeed in your relationships.


3. Enjoy your life without guilt, fear, or toxic conflict!

When you don’t feel trapped in the past anymore through reliving the tragic events that upset you, you can feel more comfortable in your own skin and able to get along with your loved ones more effectively. You’ll be able to cope with negative feelings in a healthier way, which will help you have more peace and enjoyment in your relationships.


You don’t have to keep feeling emotionally trapped by losses and other traumatic events. I can help you feel safe, understood, and confident that you can handle whatever life throws at you.

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