About Larissa Macfarlane, M.A., LAMFT
I graduated with my Masters degree in Marriage and Family therapy from Liberty University in 2021. I also have a Bachelors in Family and Child Development from Southern Virginia University that I received in 2016. I am most passionate about my work with couples (informed by the Developmental Model and Gottman Method) and love to support them as they navigate difficulties with communication, sex, family management, as well as faith transitions. I provide whole family therapy (informed by Solution Focused Brief Therapy) and help families work to find new patterns of interaction that improve functioning and connection. I also see individual clients (informed by Internal Family Systems Therapy and Bowen Family Systems Theory) as they learn to manage anxiety and depression, improve relationships with family and friends by learning how to set boundaries and clearly communicate needs. I also support individuals as they navigate challenges with romantic partners such as infidelity or divorce. I love to work with individuals as they explore how to live with integrity; including areas of sexuality, spirituality, and aligning personal values to embrace the self.
My goal as a therapist is to help my clients identify problematic areas, provide support, and work together to make perspective shifts that carries out of the office back into day to day life.
A little about me as a person, I have been married for seven years. My husband Aaron and I have three kids, a golden retriever, a german wirehair pointer and two kitties! My family loves to hike, swim, watch movies and play games together. I love to date my husband, mostly enjoying good food, discussing our favorite podcasts, and discovering fun places to visit.