Lara Plutte (she/her)


No matter how difficult this time in life is, you do not have to face it alone. I am offering flexible rates, 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, and I find I am best able to support them, during life transitions such as: 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 & there is also 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. ‚Äč

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

"The miracle of self healing occurs when the inner patient yields to the inner physician" ~ Vernon Howard. My work is to support you to heal your own self with tools & practices that work for this unique time in your unique life. Ultimately your healing is your decision, one of the most important ones 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 that can be unexpected, confusing, painful, isolating. Whether moving through a life transition, facing long-term hurdles that feel like they've always existed, coming across unexpected new oppositions or even dealing with a time of confusion...I am here to listen, support & 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, gun safety, female empowerment, local schools & progressive international youth education.

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

At A Glance

  • Experience: 8 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $125 - 185/session


3232513384 Email Lara
2820 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

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