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JJ Larson

JJ Larson


24 years of experience

I provide psychotherapy for teens & young adults - ages 12-29. Whether you’ve stumbled, hit a roadblock, or are at a crossroads, I am here to partner with you on your journey to the best version of yourself. This means both Empowering Change and Honoring Courage. Let me put my experience to work helping you or your family member navigate whatever challenges you may be facing.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

When we have our first session, we will spend a brief amount of time on introductions so you can get to know my vibe as a counselor. Then the session will really focus on what specific challenges you are navigating. To assist with this, I send out paperwork that I prefer to have completed at least one-day prior to our session. At the end of our first session, will develop our initial roadmap of how to work together in future sessions. My goal is always to help you reach yours as best as I can.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

As a therapist, I have a strong interest in helping people reclaim lost parts of themselves. I began my career some number of decades ago drawn to substance abuse and addiction recovery. This often includes working with depression, suicide ideation, and anxiety, as well as relationship struggles. My strength is working with you to explore the facets of the struggle, helping you find the tools, and walking alongside you as you learn to use them.

About JJ Larson

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My treatment methods

Trauma Informed Care

To me trauma-informed care in therapy means being aware of and sensitive to the impact of past traumatic experiences on my clients. I strive to create a safe, supportive, and healing environment.


Integrative therapy allows me to combines different therapeutic approaches to a particular client's needs. No person‘s problems are exactly the same; this approach allows the blending of the best tools for that client issues and needs. It's like using a variety of tools from different toolboxes to address diverse aspects of a person's well-being, incorporating techniques from various therapeutic methods to create a more comprehensive and personalized approach to healing.

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

When I began working as an addictions counselor, I had a supervisor who said change the behavior, and the mind will follow. The beauty of CBT is that it allows us to really look at what our centrally held beliefs are, and how they influence our interpretation of our experiences. By recognizing and changing negative thought patterns, we can change the behaviors that contribute to our challenges.

Person-centered (Rogerian)

As an up and coming therapist - this was the first approach that helped me connect with clients. And still today it grounds the work I do in terms of creating a supportive environment where clients can explore and understand themselves, fostering personal growth and self-acceptance.


Psychodynamic conceptualization of current psychological distress helps to better understand where some of the problems may have started. Therefore, utilizing this approach you can often get to the root of the problem or the core beliefs that one has formed about oneself in childhood or at other significant times in life. Providing therapeutic feedback and other interventions that ignite insight into oneself and these dynamics can help the client correct these issues going forward.