Dr. Lara Larson
1126 12th Ave. Suite 202
Honolulu, HI 96816
photos by Donna Welch
Dr. Lara Larson
Clinical Psychologist ~ HI PSY 1372
Licensed Social Worker ~ HI LSW 1402
Dr. Lara Larson is a Clinical Psychologist in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Originally from Texas, I moved to Hawaii with my miniature dachshund, Reesie, in 1997. It had always been a dream to live in Hawaii, so I chose to attend graduate school at the University of Hawaii earning a master's degree in Social Work. I became a Licensed Social Worker in 2002 and have worked in acute care settings, a geriatric psychiatric unit, skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, for the state of Hawaii's adult foster home/case management program, and as a hospice social worker and bereavement counselor/coordinator providing grief counseling to individuals, families, and groups.
In 2010 I completed my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) at the University of the Rockies School of Professional Psychology in the Residential Modular track. Practicums, predoctoral internship, and postdoctoral internship were all completed in Honolulu. Practicum sites included a community health center and a forensic placement, which continued to serve as my predoctoral internship site as well. I conducted adult and juvenile sex offender assessments and facilitated treatment groups for offenders. Additionally, I led a group for sexually abused girls adjudicated to the youth correctional facility. My postdoctoral internship was divided between private practice and as a hospice bereavement coordinator.
On a personal note, I currently share my home with a chihuahua, Sookie, her daughter, Pepper, who is half miniature dachshund (known as a "chi-weenie").
Sookie and Pepper are showing off the therapy room in the photo below. Clients are welcome to bring their own pets for emotional support during therapy sessions.