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Larissa House, LCSW

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

Seeing clients since 2011
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.

Education

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)

None listed

Virtual or in person

Virtual Only

Specialties

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

Modalities

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

Cost

$185

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Individual Session

$185

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Couples Session

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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
Click here to check your out of network benefits for free
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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Felicia Keller Boyle, LMFT

California, LMFT #109946

Seeing clients since 2014
About Felicia | She/her

Felicia is a somatic therapist specializing in substance addiction recovery with over a decade of experience. She wholeheartedly supports her clients in achieving their goals, whether that means reducing the harm caused by substance use or pursuing complete abstinence. Felicia understands that addiction can have a detrimental impact on relationships, and she prioritizes helping her clients heal these bonds. With compassion and empathy, she guides individuals towards rebuilding trust, fostering effective communication, and cultivating healthier connections with their loved ones. Drawing on evidence-based practices, Felicia addresses the complex factors underlying addiction. She creates a non-judgmental and safe space for clients to explore the roots of their substance use, identify triggers, and develop relapse prevention strategies. Well-versed in somatic therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness-based approaches, Felicia tailors her interventions to meet each client's unique needs. Felicia's unwavering support, extensive knowledge, and genuine compassion have guided numerous individuals toward sobriety and a renewed sense of purpose. Clients can trust that they will be supported every step of the way on their journey to recovery. Her expertise and commitment make her a valuable ally in overcoming substance addiction and creating a life of lasting positive change.

Message to clients

Substance addiction is a deeply personal issue for me—I've experienced its impact firsthand. If you want to know more, just ask. I want to connect with individuals who are ready for change, those who are prepared to tackle the immense challenge of breaking free from a coping pattern deeply ingrained in their lives. Let's face it: nobody clings to an addiction because it's working out for them. You already know it harms relationships, hinders professional growth, damages your well-being, and depletes your finances. You're not naïve; you understand the consequences all too well. But, recognizing the problem doesn't mean it's easy to overcome. Shifting something as entrenched as addiction demands immense effort, and having someone who gets it can make all the difference. I'm here to guide you in discovering new coping mechanisms, rebuilding your relationships, and rediscovering the joy that life has to offer—whether it's for the first time or as a rekindled flame. I genuinely believe that recovery is within reach for everyone, regardless of your past or how insurmountable your addiction may seem. Together, we can navigate this path and find a way forward. Let's figure this out together.

Education

Masters in Counseling Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies, 2016

Race and ethnicity

White

Cultural and experiential knowledge

White culture

Languages spoken

English

Spiritual knowledge

Buddhism, Non-religious (Agnosticism, Atheism, Secular)

None listed

Virtual or in person

Virtual Only

Specialties

Addiction, Codependency, Substance misuse/dependency

Additional areas of focus

Self harm, Spirituality, Trauma, Couples counseling, Caring professionals (doctors, therapists, etc.), Career counseling/coaching

Therapeutic style

Humorous, Solution-oriented, Direct, Holistic, Affirming

Modalities

Depth psychotherapy, Mindfulness based, Somatic therapy, Strength-based therapy, Trauma-focused

Cost

$300

/

Individual Session

$350

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Couples Session

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Family Session

Sliding scale

Does not offer 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
Click here to check your out of network benefits for free
Peer review

Felicia is a strong clinician with well rounded experience and training. She offers a safe space and is an affirming therapist who knows how to help clients explore areas of difficulty and struggle with a sense of curiosity, honesty, and adventure. I feel confident when I refer clients to Felicia.

—Emily Adams, LMFT
Peer review

If you're ready to make real changes in your life, understand yourself better, and show up more authentically in relationships, Felicia has the skills to help you reach your goals. Felicia has experience working with a wide range of challenges, and is especially skillful with challenges stemming from co-dependency and difficulty with setting boundaries. Felicia doesn't just tell you what you want to hear; she is kind and compassionate but is also not afraid to give you honest feedback. I can't recommend Felicia highly enough.

—Elizabeth "Davi" Pettit, MFT
Peer review

Felicia's strength lies in her ability to strike a fine balance between an open-minded & generous spirit in hearing her clients' stories in one hand, with a powerful will encouraging the client to advocate for their needs, own their desires, and access the resources required to succeed in their goals in the other. She has a deep level of experience and understanding with supporting individuals through addiction & self-harm. You will feel reinforced in your work with her.

—Mark Gabriel Kenney, AMFT
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Jacqueline Davis, LPCC

California, LPCC #3820

Seeing clients since 2012
About Jacqueline | She/her

It can be challenging to ask for help at times but in the end, you are the one suffering if you don't have any support. The counseling relationship can be that support you need. In our sessions, I try to create a safe and welcoming environment free from judgements. I will allow you the space to share where you have been and where you would like to go. Together we will determine the methods we use in counseling to help you get there depending on your needs and concerns. In my past clinical experiences, I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings including outpatient community care, long-term residential, short-term residential for addiction, and with active duty on a military base. I am proud and grateful to have worked with so many different individuals ranging in ages, backgrounds, and presenting concerns. Each individual that I have worked with has helped to shape me as a provider. My approach is eclectic, meaning that I combine and pull from many different counseling approaches. I may utilize techniques from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for anxiety, someone presenting with mood changes may respond better to Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). In cases of trauma, I may utilize CBT, DBT, Relational, and Narrative. Often times Motivational-Interviewing skills and Harm Reduction may be helpful with addiction. In the end, both of us will decide on the methods that we utilize to work to work toward the goals you have created.

Message to clients

I am looking forward to meeting you to learn more about who you are, your strengths, your goals, and areas you would like to modify. I am open to questions so that you can learn more about me and my counseling style to ensure that we will be a good fit working together.

Education

Masters in Mental Health Counseling | Boston College, 2013

Race and ethnicity

White

Cultural and experiential knowledge

White culture

Languages spoken

English

Spiritual knowledge

Non-religious (Agnosticism, Atheism, Secular)

None listed

Virtual or in person

Virtual Only

Specialties

Anxiety, Depression, First responders

Additional areas of focus

Veterans/military services, Trauma, Substance misuse/dependency, Stress, Life transitions

Therapeutic style

Calming, Challenging, Direct, Empowering, Solution-oriented

Modalities

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Mindfulness based, Narrative, Solution-focused brief therapy, Strength-based therapy, Trauma-focused

Cost

$150

/

Individual Session

/

Couples Session

/

Family Session

Sliding scale

Offers sliding scale spots

Insurance accepted
Cigna, Oxford, Aetna, United Healthcare, Blue Shield of California
Does not work directly with insurance companies
Works with your out of network benefits to get you reimbursed for therapy
Click here to check your out of network benefits for free
Peer review

Jacqueline is insightful, intentional when approaching a therapeutic alliance. You will feel understood, you will be challenged in a way that will help with significant insight. She is passionate about her role as a "healer" and it shows through her commitment and gentle approach. She's on your team.

—Mebiulqui Eustate, MA, LMHC
Peer review

I would hire Jacqueline if we needed a therapist. She is a great referral source as she connects well with many populations. She is great with boundaries and puts her client's needs in perspective. Any company would benefit from having her on their team.

—Dr. George L. Hunter, LMFT
Peer review

Jackie is a hard working, diligent clinician with a good head on her shoulders. She has a passion for helping others and it shows. She would be a great asset and I have faith in her ability to provide a safe, nurturing environment for clients to grow and heal.

—Mahsa Minagar, LCSW
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Year Started practice
Specialties
Larissa House

$185

2011

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

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Felicia Keller Boyle

$300

2014

Addiction, Codependency, Substance misuse/dependency

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Jacqueline Davis

$150

2012

Anxiety, Depression, First responders

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