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Lara Welford
Addictions and Mental Health Services

Specialties
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) clinician
Crisis and Acute Transitions Services (CATS) clinician
Intensive In-Home Behavioral Health (IIBHT) clinician

Specialty client experience: early childhood, I/DD dual diagnosis and neurodiversity, LGBTQIA2S+, clients with significant trauma history

Specialty interventions: EMDR, Emotional Freedom Technique, Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Art Therapy, Experiential Play Therapy, Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS), Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Non-Violent Communication Facilitation, Everyday Parenting,

Education
Masters of Social Work at Portland State University

Bachelors of Visual Art with Minor in Psychology from Eastern Oregon University

Bio
Lara is originally from Hawaii and has lived in the Grande Ronde Valley since 2012 with 4 neuro-diverse children. Lara believes in a collaborative process with clients to support their own growth process and desired treatment goals. Some hobbies are painting, drawing, gardening, natural wellness, and exploring the outdoors with children. They bring experience working with survivors of domestic violence, adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, art therapy group facilitation, LGBTQIA2S+ youth group facilitation, community-based healing practice, and is a certified Breema movement/bodywork instructor, utilizing the 9 Principles of Harmony.

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