LGBTQ-friendly psychologist helping adolescents and adults heal from traumatic grief, using EMDR, clinical hypnosis, Solution-Focused Therapy and CBT.
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Lisa S. Larsen, PsyD
(CA Lic. #PSY 19046)
I offer a variety of services to help you overcome the difficulties you're experiencing. EMDR therapy can be very helpful for trauma recovery. Clinical hypnosis be helpful for variety of issues, including weight loss, smoking cessation, sleep, anxiety, trauma and loss. Traditional talk therapy, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy, can be very helpful in identifying faulty thought patterns and developing skills to regain the life you want and deserve. I provide all of this online through HIPAA-secure video therapy, so you can enjoy the benefits of treatment without commuting, childcare hassles, and the expense of gas. Some people do video therapy on their lunch breaks or just after work in their car. Others like to get therapy while lounging in bed in their PJs. Online therapy is just as effective as in person therapy for most conditions.
In addition, I am offering a new type of group therapy that is a combination of informative videos about trauma and its treatment, which includes a workbook for you to reflect and use for journaling, and a live, interactive group that meets online. For more information about this, consult this page.
Training and Consultation
If you are a mental health professional struggling with a case that involves complicated grief or traumatic, I invite you to tap into my years of knowledge, experience and training in these topics. I have been licensed for 19 years and have worked with many trauma survivors and people going through acute as well as complicated grief. In addition, I have offered trainings in the treatment of complicated grief in adults to the Iranian Psychological Association of America, the Los Angeles County Psychological Association, and the Zur Institute. If you would like to take an interesting, thorough class in identifying and treating traumatic grief in adults, please click here. If you would like to receive consultation over HIPAA-secure video, please call me at (661) 233-6771.
Dr Larsen is a lifeline when you need one most. I was dealing with grief and a traumatic and depressing related issue, for which I could find no solution. I felt hopeless and couldn't sleep. My mind was weighed down with grief.
Dr Larsen listened to me with compassion and sympathy. She was very easy to talk to about difficult subjects. She was so kind.
After the first session, I fell asleep in the middle of the day and got the first restful sleep I'd had in a while. It was like a weight had been taken off my shoulders. She's a balm for troubled souls. Wish I'd called her sooner.
Dr Lisa has been a blessing in my life for a couple of years now. She has been a terrific resource for dealing with Complex PTSD and a few other significant issues. She's so disarmingly effective, and is well versed in Cognitive Behavorial Therapy, EMDR (perhaps even more important to me) and Deep Relaxation techniques as well as other methods. I can't begin to state what a positive influence she has been in my life. My only regret is having to leave her practice due to an insurance change. I wish her and her entire practice staff the best in life. What wonderful, caring people!
"Lisa is a great Therapist and a fantastic Hypnotherapist. My session with her was extraordiary..how did she know these were the exact visualizations and suggestions I need to go forward with my life. I strongly recommend her."
"Lisa Larson is a great psychologist and a wonderful person" -- Monica Slone, MFT
"Lisa has great skills, and a warm friendly and ethical practice." -- Andrew Henry, MA, LPC, P.L.L.C.