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
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Pronouns: She / Her / Hers
Fallyn’s Areas of Specialty & Background
Church Hurt & Spirituality
Women in Leadership
Anxiety & Depression
Spirituality & Christian Integration
Identity & Self Concept
Bachelor of Applied Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
“I have enjoyed that Fallyn is an excellent listener and can re-arrange my thoughts in a way that makes more sense, even to me! She is also enthusiastic about helping her clients and making them feel comfortable and known.“
“Fallyn has connected with me in a way that no therapist or counselor has in the past. She has a gift in discerning what my needs, struggles, and goals are and expertly gives me tools for my daily life. Her overall demeaner invites me to be vulnerable because of how safe she makes me feel. I feel truly understood and heard when I talk with her. She has always validated my emotions, fears, pain, and struggles while also helping me recognize necessary areas of growth in a gentle, kind, and patient way. I recommend her to everyone I know because I truly feel she has helped me have so many breakthroughs in just the few months we have been seeing each other.”
“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.”
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