Therapist Profile

Name:
Lara Windett, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
PO Box 24945 San Jose, CA 95154-4945
Phone:
(408) 892-3925
License Number
LMFT43984
Practicing Since:
2001
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Most of my clients suffer from anxiety and depression and are are using or have used alcohol or other drugs to medicate these conditions. I believe that everyone can move towards health and change life patterns that they no longer want to recreate. I have also received additional training in working with eating disorders/disordered eating from JFK University. This additional course work has helped expand my understanding of the different ways addictions manifest as well as treatment options and ways to facilitate a client’s movement towards health. Some of the drugs that patients abuse that I am familiar with treating include: Alcohol Amphetamines: Methamphetamine, Cocaine Opiates: Heroin, Vicodin, Oxycontin, Codeine, Morphine, Dilaudid, Fentanyl Other Non-Opiate Sedatives/Benzodiazepines: Valium, Ativan, Soma, Klonopin, Xanax, Marijuana, PCP, and GHB. While I do not treat actively using clients, I do treat clients struggling with recovery (staying clean) and those who are working on abstaining from illicit substances/substances that are legal (like alcohol) which cause life and relationship difficulties. There are certain characteristics that are common with the different classes of drugs. For instance, many of my alcohol abusing clients also suffer from anxiety and depression. Substance abusers often have other co-occurring DSM-IV diagnoses or symptoms. Sometimes the removal of the substance allows a client to resume previous functioning and other times further mental illness/difficulties in life functioning are revealed. I encourage you to contact me with any questions.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Evenings
Services
Individual Psychotherapy
Insurance
Call Office for Insurance Accepted
Credit Cards Accepted
MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
B.A., English, University of the Pacific, 1998 M.A., Psychology, Santa Clara University, 2004

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
Attachment Therapy
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Depression/Clinical Depression
Eating Disorders
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Offenders)
Individual
Pain Management
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Trauma

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Psychodynamic
Certifications
Certified Addiction Specialist
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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