Ready for something different? To be alive in these times often means we have to contend with significant struggles, and it can be overwhelming trying to figure out how to navigate it all. As we look around at our cultural habits, it is easy to see how some of our feelings of loss, rage, and scarcity, stem from disconnection; disconnection from ourselves, other people, and the natural world. How can we know what we truly want, what we are truly called to if we can't feel our place in the world? Larissa offers teaching, counseling, energy work, and creative, playful interventions to collaboratively weave connection in as many dimensions as possible. Their goal is to nurture the development of deep bonds within a person's relationships, physical and energetic body, family and community history, and personal wisdom and intuition.
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Located in Portland, OR, Larissa is a non-binary*, mixed heritage individual with training in counseling, spirit work, community organizing, and performance art. They have a Masters in Counseling from Lewis and Clark, a certificate in Ecopsychology, and are a practitioner with Jai Medina at The Balanzu Way School of Shamanic Arts (http://jaimedina.com). As part of their practice Larissa is also in relationship with multiple Native elders. On their father's side Larissa's people hail from the northern region of India, and on their mother's side they hold French, Dutch, German, and Irish ancestry. They have been engaged in social justice work for over a decade and incorporate understandings of systemic privilege and oppression in their sessions with clients. During their Masters program Larissa interned at Allies in Change where they worked with men who have been convicted of domestic violence crimes.
Larissa is available to work with individuals, romantic partners, and families. They are particularly skilled in working with male-identified people who want to examine their relationship and communication skills, people who want to address traumatic events in their past, activists and community organizers struggling with burn-out, and people experiencing grief and loss.
*Non-binary: a gender identity that exists outside of the traditional gender binary of "man" or "woman," also known as genderqueer. Larissa uses "they/them" pronouns.