Meet Larissa House—Therapist at Best Therapists

Larissa House, LCSW

California, LCSW #66309; Florida, TPSW #433; Pennsylvania, CW #023414

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About Larissa | She/her

Larissa House supports individual adults and couples in creating a compassionate and resilient emotional space for themselves where they can enjoy their lives and feel capable and strong. She has provided therapy to clients in nonprofits, at the Department of Veterans Affairs, and currently in private practice. Larissa is a Certified EMDR Therapist through the EMDR International Association and also certified in CBT through the Department of Veterans Affairs. Using these and other modalities, Larissa helps clients release past traumas and patterns that are keeping them feeling stuck so that they can feel confident, self-compassionate, and resilient in the present. She helps her clients develop practical tools to navigate their lives feeling capable and strong. In her work with couples, Larissa utilizes Gottman Therapy techniques and relationship tools to help couples improve their communication and connection so that they can create the relationship that they want to have with each other. Larissa enjoys supporting couples at all stages of love, whether they are dating, exploring deeper commitments, married, and dealing with life transitions (including becoming parents). She also specializes in supporting couples as they compassionately un-couple and close their chapter on their relationship, and she also supports them in navigating co-parenting and interacting respectfully so that they can give their shared child or children a sense of stability and love. Larissa is a multicultural individual with Filipino, Korean, Japanese, and African American heritage, and she is affirming of all people.

Message to clients

I want to help you heal your past traumas, grow your inner strength, and nurture the best version of yourself. I honor you as the expert in your life and want to collaborate with you to help you grow and achieve the goals that you have for yourself. I’m honored to work with incredible people, and I’m excited about helping you recognize how amazing you truly are. My guess is that you’re busy and that you don’t have a lot of time, energy, or money to waste on healing that isn’t going to work for you. I help my clients grow the lives that they want to have for themselves by creating clear goals, developing practical tools, and teaching them how to implement them in their lives, and I look forward to working with you to create a path to growing the way that you want to grow. Maybe today is one of those days where even the thought of putting one foot in front of the other feels exhausting and overwhelming. Or maybe today, you’re thinking about what living your best life looks like for you. No matter what kind of day it is today, I’m here to journey together with you.


Master of Social Work | California State University, Sacramento, 2011 ; Licensed Clinical Social Worker | California, 2015 ; Florida, 2020; Pennsylvania, 2023

Race and ethnicity

Asian, Black

Cultural and experiential knowledge

Black culture, White culture, Hispanic culture, Native American culture, Arab culture, Pacific Islander culture, Asian culture, Caribbean culture, Jewish culture, African culture, Central and/or South American culture, European culture

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Spiritual knowledge

Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Shamanism, Mormonism, Indigenous spiritualities, Non-religious (Agnosticism, Atheism, Secular)

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Virtual or in person

Virtual Only


Couples counseling, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Pregnancy and/or infant loss, Postpartum depression, and Second or third generation immigrant experience

Additional areas of focus

Anxiety, Bicultural experience, Bipolar disorder, Biracial experience, Blended families, Coparenting, Step parenting, Dating, Polyamorous/non-monogamous couples counseling, Depression, Fertility treatment, Divorce counseling, First generation immigrant experience, Intercultural/interfaith relationships, First responders, Gender identity, Grief and/or loss, Infertility, Infidelity/affairs, Life transitions, Military families, Parenting, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Premarital counseling, Racial/cultural identity, Second or third generation immigration experience, Social anxiety, Stress, Trauma, Veterans/military services, LGBTQ+ sexuality, Midlife stress, Caring professionals (doctors, therapists, etc.), Burnout, Self esteem/self worth

Therapeutic style

Affirming, Conversational, Holistic, Solution-oriented, Empowering


Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), EMDR, Gottman method, Psychodynamic, Solution-focused brief therapy, Trauma-focused, Strength-based therapy, Somatic therapy, Narrative

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Individual Session



Couples Session


Family Session

Sliding scale

Offers sliding scale spots

Insurance accepted
Does not work directly with insurance companies
Works with your out of network benefits to get you reimbursed for therapy
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Peer review

Larissa is a great couples therapist! She is warm, understanding, and compassionate. She helps people rebuild their relationships by supporting them to create new patterns while healing past hurts. She is insightful, personable, and really loves helping others. She is a great listener and she really cares about her clients. She also sees individuals and helps people deal with trauma.

—Janine Piernas, LMFT
Peer review

If you're looking for a therapist who is warm, has a great positive energy and asks great questions, Larissa is your person. She is easy to talk to, perceptive, organized, and clear. In addition to having a lot of training and experience, Larissa's glowing personality is what brings out your best self. I highly recommend her as a therapist!

—Ruthie Ayzenberg, LMFT
Peer review

Larissa is a caring, effective, and compassionate therapist who is truly motivated with helping individuals, mothers, and couples flourish. She is encouraging, driven, and determined to help individuals overcome their struggles and feel confident in themselves and relationships. I highly recommend Larissa because she easily connects with her clients and makes them feel seen, heard, and supported.

—Ashley Hudson, LMFT
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