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Lara Schwartz, LMFT

"Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you."

~ Dr. Seuss

Counseling Bend Oregon

Lara Schwartz, LMFT
"Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive that is youer than you."
~ Dr. Seuss Call to make an appointment!

We are excited to announce that Priscilla Wetmore is joining our practice! Learn more about Priscilla and her approach to therapy. 

Therapist • Personal Coach • Counselor

Are you struggling with a problem that you can't solve on your own? Do you hope to find a compassionate counselor whom you resonate with that can help? Whether you are dealing with Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, Problems in your Marriage, Grief, Loss, Job Stress, issues related to life transitions or any other common life problems, know that reaching out to a qualified counselor can be the first step to feeling better. My name is Lara Schwartz and I am an experienced counselor located in Bend, Oregon. I specialize in working with clients in a holistic, intuitive and often humorous way. In my experience, I’ve found that these qualities add to the counseling experience immensely and can give the client(s) an improved perspective on life.

‏As a seasoned Psychotherapist, I have many years of experience working with all types of clients and issues. I offer marriage and couples counseling, individual counseling, phone and online therapy, spiritual therapy with a holistic perspective, and grief counseling.

‏Since you have arrived here at my website, I must assume that you are struggling in some area of your life. I imagine that you want nothing more than to get some relief and to feel better as soon as possible. When crisis or problems arise in our lives, we are often challenged to stay open to what is happening long enough to acquire the direction and guidance that we need to heal. Or possibly to allow ourselves to let go of old dynamics and patterns that might be exacerbating the issues in our lives that we find troubling.

‏Nothing is more inspiring to me than a client who is willing to be open, vulnerable and willing to be honest with themselves about their life. I LOVE helping people to see their problems as challenges that motivate them to grow and evolve and I have a long list of clientele that have found relief and solace with my professional guidance.

‏Rumi has a quote that says “If you are irritated by every rub, how will you ever be polished?” I love this because it reminds us that the little irritants of the day or the big upheavals of our lives play a part in making us beautiful. I like to think that we are all here to become really shiny and polished. As your therapist, I will do my part to facilitate the healing of your wounds, bring clarity to your confusion, and inspiration for the ever evolving, wonderfully messy and often juicy process that makes up a full life. 

‏Please give me a call at 541-410-5343 to discuss any questions you may have or to schedule an appointment. You can also email me at
[email protected]. My office is located at 731 NW Franklin Ave Suite 100A (across the street from Bend Burger Company) in Downtown Bend, Oregon. I look forward to hearing from you and hope to become your trusted therapist and counselor and if you are thinking about moving forward with my counseling services please visit our "What to Expect" page. For great articles and more, follow me on Google+.