Lisa S. Larsen, PsyD
Welcome to another episode of The Coach’s Circle Podcast!
Our show is all about showing you everything the world of coaching has to offer–what it is, what it isn’t, and whether it might be the right career choice for you.
Through our conversations with professionals in a variety of different mental health and wellness fields, you’ll gain valuable, real-world insight into their careers and consider how their experiences might impact your own career choices. Our interviews will feature coaches, therapists, counselors, personal trainers, and other professionals who incorporate coaching into their practices. Our hope is that these varied perspectives will help you come to understand exactly the type of coach you were meant to be.
Today’s special guest is Lisa Larsen, a licensed psychologist based in Lancaster, California who specializes in the areas of grief and trauma.
- How Lisa became interested in trauma and its impacts on mental health
- A discussion of the psychotherapeutic techniques Lisa uses in her trauma work
- How EMDR works with clients recovering from trauma and its benefits
- How Lisa got involved in working with the LQBTQ community
Describing the process of EMDR: “I help the client focus on the worst aspect of [their trauma], and while they’re focusing on that, they move their eyes back and forth, or they can tap on their shoulders, or stomp their feet, or do any number of things that kind of distracts them from it at the same time. They have one foot in the present and one foot in the past. And what usually happens is they feel better at the end. They have a lot of associations to it that they remember and in being able to process it, they can let it go and feel more neutral.”