Dr. Larissa Seay
I am a licensed Counseling Psychologist in the state of California (PSY29181) with over 8 years of clinical experience in various settings, including community mental health, college counseling centers, a VA, and a residential treatment program for adolescents.
I received a dual degree B.A. in psychology and anthropology from Wichita State University and an M.Ed. in Counseling from Wichita State University. I earned a doctorate in Counseling Psychology (Ph.D.) from the American Psychological Association-accredited graduate program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
As a clinician, I integrate cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal/relational, and emotion-focused approaches to therapy, with a multicultural foundation. In the context of an emotionally-safe therapeutic relationship, together we can explore thought, emotional, relational, and cultural patterns that contribute to life challenges and find ways to increase resilience and acceptance in facing those challenges.
As part of my values and training, multicultural competence is a skill that I strive for in my practice. I encourage discussion of all aspects of identity (race/ethnicity, SES, gender, sexuality, religion, region, nationality, age, etc). I also have extensive experience providing therapy to individuals on the LGBTQIQ spectrum, including adolescents and adults who identify as transgender. Identity exploration is a specialty and interest of mine when working with clients.
Ultimately, however, I enjoy working with a variety of concerns (anxiety, depression, relationships, life transitions, identity development, stress, adjustment, spiritual concerns, and many more; see Services for a more thorough list of concerns that Dr. Dashjian and I work with). As they say, variety is the spice of life, and I like to keep things spicy!
Please call 707-816-0963 if you'd like to learn more about psychotherapy with me or would like to set up an appointment.
I look forward to speaking with you!