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Larissa Chen Swanland
Larissa Chen Swanland
Counselor, LMHCA
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Larissa Chen Swanland

Counselor, LMHCA (she, her)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
5 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98422
Connect with Larissa Chen Swanland
Do you feel stuck? Through living our lives, we develop mechanisms to navigate specific contexts, but sometimes, those methods no longer work or we grow tired of them. Some signs of being stuck manifest as complicated relationships, a lack of creativity, loss of agency, inability to rest, hesitancy to play, feelings of overwhelm or a lack of interest in life. Together, we can empower your story and regain movement by having an empathetic witness journey with you, navigate your particular context, the relationships/systems around you, your unique brain and perception of self.
I work with individuals, couples, and children through a trauma lens on identity, shame, cultural issues, and organizational abuse. From my experience as a multi-ethnic, woman who grew up overseas with the US military, I seek to honor your unique identity, regardless of culture, body, ability, faith, background, or orientation.
Therapy is a safe place to explore emotional possibilities. I hope together; we can work together to begin co-creating a process that you need. Schedule a complimentary 30-minute call to determine if we are a good match and take the first step towards healing.
Larissa Chen Swanland now for a free 15 minute consultation

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Tacoma, WA 98422

618 South 223rd Street

Des Moines, WA 98198

I specialize in Grief, Racial Identity and ADHD 
$150 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals and couples  
Connect with Larissa Chen Swanland

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Tacoma, WA 98422

618 South 223rd Street

Des Moines, WA 98198

I specialize in Grief, Racial Identity and ADHD 
$150 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals and couples  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $150
  • Couple Sessions $160
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Venmo, Visa, Zelle

Insurance

  • LifeWise
  • Premera
  • Out of Network
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Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit. I offer a super-bill that you may send to your provider.
for a free 15 minute consultation now.
Larissa Chen Swanland
Counselor, LMHCA
"
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit. I offer a super-bill that you may send to your provider.
for a free 15 minute consultation now.
Larissa Chen Swanland
Counselor, LMHCA

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of Washington / 61325611 Larissa Chen Swanland
  • In Practice for 2 Years
  • Attended The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, MACP- Concentration in Trauma and Abuse, Graduated 2022
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I have a certificate in trauma and abuse, Gottman training, and near a decade of experience in the high-tech industry.
for a free 15 minute consultation now.
Larissa Chen Swanland
Counselor, LMHCA
"
I have a certificate in trauma and abuse, Gottman training, and near a decade of experience in the high-tech industry.
for a free 15 minute consultation now.
Larissa Chen Swanland
Counselor, LMHCA

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Grief
  • Racial Identity
  • ADHD

Expertise

  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Divorce
  • Infidelity
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Mixed-Culture Intergration
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Organizational Trauma
  • Personality Disorders
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
Do these issues align with your needs?
Larissa Chen Swanland
Counselor, LMHCA
Do these issues align with your needs?
Larissa Chen Swanland
Counselor, LMHCA

5 Endorsements

Rebecca Nystrom
Rebecca Nystrom
CounselorLMHCA
I had the privilege of attending graduate school with Larissa. Her approach to working with her clients is one that creates a safe space for exploration. She approaches life, and subsequently her clients, with open curiosity and respect for everyone.
Brooks Page
Brooks Page
CounselorLMHC
Larissa is a deeply competent & joyful human being who can hold the whole of a person’s humanity & experience while empowering client’s access to their responsibility & agency. Her work is multilayered & trustworthy with experience & genuine curiosity.
Jireh Miller
Jireh Miller
CounselorMALMHCA
Larissa's trauma trained, thoughtful, and engaging approach will leave you feeling heard, understood, and with increased clarity for taking steps to move forward.
Cameron Martin
Cameron Martin
CounselorMALMHCA
I had the pleasure of being in a consult group with Larissa and can vouch for the fact that she is an incredibly caring and attuned person. She is also very insightful, creative, and skilled at asking the kind of questions that lead to Ah-ha moments.
Victoria Hudson
Victoria Hudson
Licensed Professional CounselorLMHCLPC
Larissa’s heart is for the integrity of the individual’s journey. She supports through her gentle engagement of the multilayers of identity inviting culture, history, gender, age and the depth of social realities to invite authentic ways of being.

Client Focus

Age

Children (6 to 10)
Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples

Communities

Body Positivity
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Veterans

Ethnicity

Asian
Other Racial or Ethnic Background

I also speak

Mandarin
Taiwanese

Religion

Christian

Age

Children (6 to 10)
Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples

Communities

Body Positivity
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Veterans

Ethnicity

Asian
Other Racial or Ethnic Background

I also speak

Mandarin
Taiwanese

Religion

Christian

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Christian Counseling
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Sandplay
  • Trauma Focused
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like.
Larissa Chen Swanland
Counselor, LMHCA
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like.
Larissa Chen Swanland
Counselor, LMHCA

Location

Primary Location

Tacoma, WA 98422

Additional Location

618 South 223rd Street

Des Moines, WA 98198

Nearby Areas

Larissa Chen Swanland
Counselor, LMHCA
Larissa Chen Swanland
Counselor, LMHCA
Last Modified: 5 Feb 2024