The question is: What is tangling you up? Are you tangled up in anxiety, sadness,& doubt? Are you held by insecurity &uncertainty? Are you slowed by feeling disconnected & getting caught unaware? Have the paths become overgrown and you can’t find or are questioning the sign before you? Growth is about using and building new skills, all of which take time, and nurturing. Growth is about finding solutions that apply to the situation and not just the general world. Both of these are elements of the hope. Hope is something we need to move us through the day, and it does require updating.
We don’t live in isolation, which means it’s very easy to get tangled up and mired in things, situations, people, and feelings that keep us from growing. We need to understand them, so we can cut them away or down, to allow you to move forward with new skills and hope for living.
We don’t learn to tie our shoes or hold a fork instantly. It takes care from those around us to do so, and it isn’t easy. It’s a skill I hope we can find together.
Everything comes down to our relationships with ourselves and others. I would love to help you find the connection that you are yearning for with your inner self and with the outside world.
Out of the Box Support Group
Looking for support and connection during these strange times?
We will meet online as a group of individuals whose relationship, lifestyle, gender, or sexuality do not fit in mainstream boxes.
LGBTQIA+, kinky, poly or anything else.
You are welcome here. This is a place where you can tell the truth, and the group will hold space and support you.
Led by me, Lara Willing, LMFT. I have led support groups for over 23 years. I enjoy encouraging and facilitating authenticity and connection among group members.
We will meet on Thursdays from 12:00-1:15pm, every other week. The cost is $75 per session for the full 6 sessions, for a total of $450.
There are up to two sliding scale spots available.
If you are interested in joining, reach out to me for a one-time evaluation session, to see if you and the group are a good fit for each other.
Lara Willing, LMFT #93111
This info is available at www.larawilling.com/out-of-the-box
For California residents 18 and over only
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