Larisa Wendfeldt, MA, LMFT
Understanding someone’s journey is an honor and a privilege. I have worked and volunteered in many different capacities and different areas of the world and have always found myself drawn to learning more about people’s stories—their joys and sorrows, the way they experience the world, and how they connect to others around them. Allowing space for processing experiences and self-exploration is an important part of the therapeutic process. I have a warm, accepting, playful presence and believe that sometimes people just need a caring smile and someone to really see them where they are. I work with clients of all ages and adjust my approach to therapy based on both the client’s age as well as their needs.
I have an integrative approach to therapy; the modality used depends on the needs of the client in the moment. Throughout therapy, I believe the most important thing is to be present with the client where they are in the moment and to provide unconditional positive regard for them and their experience. Assisting clients to solve their own problems and explore their own thoughts, opinions, and decisions is an essential part of the therapeutic process. In addition to a Person-Centered approach, I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Strategic Therapy, Mindfulness, Relational models, an internalized oppression model, playfulness and humor.