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Fallyn Lara | LPC

Life can bring about transitions that are both expected, and unexpected. Examples of this can be a shift in your job, stepping in or out of a relationship, traumatic events or moving to a new environment. You may find yourself in a place of disarray, confusion, or uncertainty which may result in anxiety, depression, or both. Major growth spurts often feel incredibly challenging when they’re happening! Certain changes can be good, while others tragic. Yet even then, the right approach to handling that change can lead you to positive personal growth. My hope is that, together, we can work towards that type of growth for you.

A successful therapeutic relationship is one of collaboration. Personally, I believe that there are many ways to collaborate whether emotionally, spiritually, or around your physical health . It is important for you to feel empowered, and be an active part of the journey to healing rather than a mere bystander. Together we will identify what your goals are and what you would like to get out of our time together. We will find moments to celebrate the little “wins” along the way.  It is often through the small steps that get you to the finish line, and those small steps are worth acknowledging. 

As a Mexican-American I value the platform that I have in the Mental Health field. I grew up in a very supportive, close family and am extensively familiar with the impact, both positive and negative, that your family can play. I enjoy working to help you discover who the “you” is amongst family standards, expectations, and values. 

Along with that, I have experienced the impact of being a leader and the various expectations that can be placed on you. My passion is to allow a space for you to be completely candid and safe no matter if you are a CEO, Pastor, teacher, or any other type of leader. It is my hope that our time together can be a space where you can speak freely, grow, and heal.

Starting this process can be intimidating but taking the first step makes you that much closer to your final destination. Call to set up a session with me and we can take steps towards your growth, together!

 

Therapeutic Orientation & Technique: 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Solution Focused Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

 

Fallyn’s Areas of Specialty & Background

Life Transitions

Young Professionals

Church Hurt & Spirituality

Women in Leadership

Anxiety & Depression

Spirituality & Christian Integration

Identity & Self Concept

Academic Background
Master in Clinical Mental Health, Wheaton College Graduate School, Wheaton, IL

Bachelor of Applied Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Testimonials

“I appreciate how Fallyn helps me in my ambivalence. I walk away from our sessions with a clearer idea of what I want.”
-TK

“I have struggled with anxiety and negative thoughts. Fallyn’s suggestions have been very helpful for me and find myself using thought journals daily.”

-LM

“Fallyn actively listens to me and I always feel like I can truly be myself. I do not have to hide who I am.”

-NJ

“Fallyn helped me recognize the mental glass ceilings I had created for myself. Through our sessions together she helped me tear that down. I’m so appreciative of our shared time together.”

-FR

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