Lara Effland Therapist in Bellevue

Clinician Development Collective

Lara Effland

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

(206) 657-6902
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Clinician Development Collective
Virtual Services Only
Bellevue, WA
98004

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Clinician Development Collective
Virtual Services Only
Bellevue, WA
East of 405
98004
(206) 657-6902

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(206) 657-6902
Ask about video & phone sessions

Clinician Development Collective

Lara Effland

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

I provide online counseling sessions using Zoom. Telephone sessions also available.

"Anxiety, the illness of our time." - Thich Nhat Hanh

The American Psychological Association defines anxiety as, "n. an emotion characterized by apprehension and somatic symptoms of tension in which an individual anticipates impending danger, catastrophe, or misfortune."  The number of people struggling with anxiety is rising as is depression, stress, and adverse conditions and environments.  It is my mission to offer evidence-based interventions that have been successful through repeated trials and shown practice based evidence.  I want you to find therapy to be a resource and accelerator in your life.  Helping you achieve your goals and identify your authentic values and true self.  Anxiety and stress rob you of the chance to do this due to the pervasive negative thinking, fear of the unknown, overwhelm, self-doubt, indecision, etc.  We are not meant to work through this struggles on our own, with the help of a therapist and your support network this too shall pass.

I am a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and Certified Exposure and Response Prevention Therapist.  I have over 10 years of experience as a licensed professional treating anxiety, mood, eating, trauma-related disorders.  I specializes in treating ages 14 and older.  

 

I specialize in treating families who recently stepped down from higher levels of care (Intensive Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization, and Residential Care).  Helping you create a strong family unit and support the family and loved one going through recovery from mood, anxiety, and an eating disorder.

I specialize in offering "Therapy for the Therapist."  I believe that healers require support at all times and off and on will need more intensive support and care.  We carry heavy emotional loads in our work and practice and it can be hard to balance our profession and personal life.  I am passionate about offering a collaborative, non-judgmental space to nurture empowerment, serenity, and coping.  

I have advanced training in the following evidence-based treatments:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Exposure and Response Prevention
  • Written Exposure Therapy
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Mindfulness-based Interventions
  • Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy

I am a national speaker on the following topics:

  • Eating Disorders
  • Mood, Anxiety, and Trauma
  • High Risk, Co-Occuring Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Higher Levels of Care and Effective Treatment Practices
  • Treatment Resistant Depression

Call or email Lara Effland for your free, initial face-to-face or phone consultation now - (206) 657-6902.

Treatment approaches used:

Treatment orientation:

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Radically Open DBT

Professional Memberships:

  • National Association of Social Work

Client Focus:

Age Specialty:

  • Adolescents/Teenagers (14 to 19 yrs.)
  • Adults

Video Platforms I utilize:

  • Zoom

Ethnicity Focus:

  • White

Niche Specialty:

  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders

Education Supporting Specialty:

Certified in Exposure and Response Prevention from the University of Pennsylvania - Perelman Medical - Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety

Also Addressed in My Practice:

  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Self-Esteem
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Womens Issues


My Qualifications:

Years in Practice: 13 Years
Highest Degree: M.S.W.
School: Loyola University of Chicago
Year Graduated: 2008
License No. and State: LW60740145 WA

Additional Credentials:
  • Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and Certified Exposure and Response Prevention Therapist

    Finances:

    Sliding Scale: Yes
    Initial Free Face to Face Consulation: Yes
    Free Telephone Consulation: Yes
    Accepted Payment Methods: Paypal
    Insurance Plans Accepted:
    Out of Network Insurance

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