Lara m allen ms lpc-supervisor

If you are having difficulties regulating your emotions and life situations, or if you manage your feelings with self harming behaviors such as cutting, restrictive food intake, emotional eating, purging, and/or compulsive exercise (or any combination of these symptoms), I would be very happy to help.  I believe that getting through these difficulties requires an awareness of one's emotional, mental, physical and spiritual needs so that the person develops healthier ways of coping with day to day conflicts and struggles. ᅠI emphasize balance in day-to-day life, as well as taking action to promote recovery and well being.

I feel that these issues can be very complex and should not be minimized or oversimplified. Expertise combined with warmth, compassion and understanding are required. ᅠI tailor my approach to a client's care to his/her unique needs, and what is necessary to help in his/her recovery. ᅠCognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), modified Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) are the primary approaches utilized.

I have been in the mental health field for nearly 20 years and have specialized in the treatment of eating disorders, self harm and borderline personality disorder since the start of my private practice over 17 years ago. Other areas of specialization also include unresolved trauma, substance abuse, depression, and anxiety.

Professional Memberships and Affiliations:

- Academy of Eating Disorder Specialists (AEDS)
- Houston Eating Disorder Specialists (HEDS), ᅠExecutive Committee
- Houston Group Psychotherapy Society (HGPS)
- Mental Health America – Houston

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Ph:  832.428.9036