w/ Lara Darrow MA Psychotherapist

Offering counseling therapy, art therapy and yoga therapy in a quiet and quaint setting in Brookline, VT.

Lets get curious

Psychotherapy

We develop awareness, understanding and healing so that you may have more choices in the way your life unfolds. This holistic approach to therapy gives the body and the somatic (body based) self a voice. Together, we ask questions like: How does your story "live" in your body? How do your issues live in your tissues?

Treatment Focus

Working with me is a blend of counseling, art therapy, yoga, mindfulness and meditation where we inquire into the limbic, implicit, sub-conscious, body-based world of the inner you. We are looking to discover what it is that you need to move forward, to heal what doesn't feel right, and to step into a more fulfilling quality of life. Creating art and practicing yoga postures can help us to connect to our embodied self more deeply. Our embodied self provides a different wisdom than our mind can offer and can help us uncover insights and solutions that are otherwise hidden. 

Holistic Approach

My approach is a holistic framework in which you have the opportunity to address your whole-system. We can navigate through the unique and complex matrix of your mind and body to create integration, smooth out the rough edges, look behind closed doors, sweep out cob webs and clean under the rug. Sometimes this is hard work and requires courage and vulnerability. Almost always there is light at the end of the tunnel and life becomes more bright as a result. Always, the process and pace of this work is up to you, with me as your safety-guide. 

What to expect...

Symptoms that may be alleviated:


depression, anxiety, stress, fatigue, obsessions, interpersonal challenges, body-image issues, trauma

This work may include:

 - therapuetic dialogue with a body focus

 - compassionate listening

- finding real solutions to problems in living

- self-understanding

 - somatic processing (inquiry into the body)

- yoga postures and movement​​

- meditation and mindfulness practice

- breathing techniques​

- drawing/painting/clay (art therapy)

- experiential anatomy and imagery

- movement patterning and re-patterning​​

- focus on the body both as an objective physical process and as a subjective process of lived consciousness

- refining perceptual, kinesthetic, proprioceptive, and interoceptive sensitivity that supports homeostasis and self-regulation

- recognizing habitual patterns of perceptual, postural and movement interaction with the environment

- improving movement coordination that supports structural, functional and expressive integration

- experiencing an embodied sense of vitality and creating both meaning for and enjoyment of life​

Contact Me

Brookline, Vermont

(802) 598-1245

Hours

Monday  9:00 am - 6:00pm

Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Friday 9:00 am - 2:30 pm