Lara Plutte (she/her)

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No matter how wildly difficult this time is, you do not have to face it alone. I offer flexible rates, days, times & virtual counseling.

Associate Clinical Social Worker in Los Angeles, CA
Supervised by Anjanette Padilla Ryan PhD

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

My clients often come to me during particularly challenging times such as: a pandemic, teenage years, young adulthood, pre coupling/marriage, marriage, becoming a parent, transitions through parenting, mid-life, peri/menopause, loss, grief & aging. The anxiety, sadness, upheaval, exploring, unknown & often hidden joy of these times is where I work best to help my clients. There is suffering in so many ways in life especially now & there is relief from suffering in also so many ways.

My Background and Approach

I work with clients in way(s) that best support them, engaging a variety of healing tools: talk therapy, meditation, mindfulness, writing, yoga, movement, nature healing & more. My specialties lie within my own life experiences: anxiety, stress, panic, life transitions, women's issues, premarital/marital life, parenthood, relationships, mid-life, peri/menopause, high-sensitivity, self esteem, PTSD, insomnia, aging, depression & more. I hold a Masters in Social Welfare, UCLA, a Masters In Journalism/Writing, UC Berkeley, a Bachelors in English Literature, UCLA & Mindfulness Meditation Instructor Certification from InsightLA. I work to bring my education & my life/work experiences to support my clients' lives with compassion, kindness, warmth & humor. Every life is its own absolutely unique experience requiring its own unique set of tools. I work to keep building my own box of survival tools, resources & skills to provide multiple unique options & ways to healing for my clients. ‚Äč

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

This time in life is beyond anything we all have imagined. My work is to support you through this particularly wild time and through life in general to help you heal with tools & practices that help make life better. Choosing to truly take care for your life is one of the most important decisions you will ever make & a choice that deserves deep honor, support & action. Life is hard, requiring effort even just to exist. And then, there are numerous life challenges (like a pandemic!) that can be unexpected, confusing, painful & deeply isolating. I am here to listen, support, share tools & help empower you to heal & thrive. I believe life can be way better than what we have known. I actively support equal rights for all beings regardless of anything, gun sense & safety, female empowerment, youth empowerment, senior empowerment, support for homeless & progressive international youth education.

I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 10 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $125 - 185/session


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2820 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

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