Larisa Leader, LCSW

Larisa Leader, LCSW Verified by GLPG

Education

  • School:
    University of Michigan School of Social Work
  • Degree:
    Masters in Social Work
  • Additional Certificates:

    Graduate Certificate in Project Management

Languages

  • English
I believe in helping others learn to live their lives as authentically as possible. My role as a therapist is to help you determine what your goals are and to help and support you as you reach those goals. I survived my childhood by learning to anticipate others' needs and wants and attempting to be "perfect." I have spent my life since learning to stop those learned behaviors and figuring out how to live my life on my terms as my true self. I wish to help others learn to do the same.

Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Cash/Private Pay
  • Cigna/Evernorth
  • Cofinity
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • The Alliance
We verify your insurance benefits and will provide you with a cost estimate prior to your first session.

Issues

  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage
  • Mood Disorders
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Women's Issues

Communities

  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive / Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief

Session Types

  • Couples - GLPG - Buffalo Grove (only)
  • Individuals

Age Specialty

  • (14 to 19) Adolescents / Teenagers
  • (20 to 64) Adults
  • (65+) Elders

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based