I am a bilingual, bicultural Latinx Clinical Social Worker and Therapist who has dedicated her practice to working with women and men using holistic (sometimes spiritual) yet intersectional approach to understanding the "whole" of you) yet intersectional approach to understanding what led you here (who, what, where when and how). Using the clinical training I earned from New York University in CBT and spiritual insight gained through my lifetime experiences, I open the door, hold up the mirror and empower client the tools to empower themselves.
Not every intervention was made for every client. That is why engagement is so important....the therapeutic relationship is the cornerstone of successful therapy - authenticity, empathy and humor help the client feel comfortable; bringing a humanistic approach into each session.
When I am in session, I am enacting my spiritual, professional, and cultural purpose. I am culturally responsive to individuals who emerge from these spaces, as I understand and they see themselves validated. I think the strongest part of my work is that I am authentic in how I show up; I approach my work with a realness that reaches the clients I serve. In my spare time, I study alternative healing practices like reiki and energy and chakra balancing.
My cultural, linguistic, and gendered experiences help in my understanding of the cultural norms, roles, expectations, and life complexities of my clients. The core values that inform my work and life include the following: Commitment to the needs and lives of my clients; integrity as the center driving the ethic of the work I do; nuanced appreciation for deep listening and the ways in which intersecting facets of a person’s life reveal themselves and work to impact their situation; genuine care for the people and their lives; an approach that harnesses a client’s strengths as a tool for their restoration and cultivation of life habits in ways that are aligned and accessible with their lives; and attention to the ways in which we can celebrate, lift up, and amplify growth and accomplishment as a resiliency practice.
Larisa Correa, LCSW
Founder and Clinical Social Worker
I am a clinical social worker with over five years professional experience working with children and individuals who are struggling with emotional and behavioral issues in addition to living with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities. Recipient of the Mayor’s Graduate Scholarship to study at New York University, I achieved a Master of Social Work and became licensed with the State of New York. My passion was fueled by discovering that emotional stress and addiction were very personal to me. I hit bottom and took the first step. With over 10 years sobriety, I dedicated my life to helping people find peace. I learned to live in the moment, be honest and face that which I fear the most…myself.