I am passionate about our innate power to heal and grow through relationship and connection. I have been studying and practicing deep understanding through communication for most of my adult life. When we feel understood and connected, we can take the necessary steps toward healing, growth, and change. People yearn for connection above all else, and feeling understood is at the core of connection.
The relationship between client and therapist is paramount. I help to create a safe, unbiased environment that lets you open up and share your concerns. Therapy is a collaborative process that can support you as you uncover patterns, feelings, or goals that are elusive and hard to see by yourself. Working through these with compassionate guidance can help you improve the overall quality of your life and relationships. I would be honored to accompany you on your journey.
Every session and every client is unique.
I draw from some of these skills and theoretical orientations in our work:
Internal Family Systems
Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples
Collaborative Therapy for Couples
Developmental Model for Couples
Certified Mediator Training
Lara Willing, LMFT #93111
My serene office is in San Jose near Westgate Mall at
5150 Graves Ave, Suite 11-H
San Jose, CA 95129