Larissa Kaul

Larissa Kaul

Somatic Practitioner

Animist Arts; using original human technologies that belong to all people for personal and cultural refreshment

Client Status

accepting clients



3722 SE 35th Place

Portland, OR 97202

At a Glance


Rate: $100-$350

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Languages: English


  • Family
  • Group
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket

My Ideal Client

I am currently accepting clients that are ready to treat their lives, relationships, organizations, and visions like the artistic crafts that they are. This work flows well when people are already established in some kind of reverent/spiritual or contemplative practice, and are at a place where they want to go deeper and create more freedom in their practice and creative expression. My services are suitable for those who want to incorporate play based learning, and animist ways of relating.

My Background

Larissa (they/them) is an animist artist-practitioner wiggling their way into a life of practicing “all things as sacred”. They understand this to be a natural state that requires both devotion and lightheartedness. As a mixed race (SouthAsian and European), non-binary creature with a trans-disciplinary focus they enjoy liminal spaces where colonial concepts fail, and where the most responsible way to participate is through attuned creative expression. They have spent about 15 years dedicated to exploring what it would take for westernized/colonized humans to begin to change their relational behaviors in a way that makes it possible to truly show up for our current realities. Sailing off learnings from community organizing, art making, spirit work, energy healing, and complexity science, Larissa aims to be congruent with the wisdom and principles of Nature/Reality/Death/Love. They have Masters in Counseling. See for more

My Approach to Helping

The fundamental human technologies of sound, movement, language, rhythm, relational coherence, and creative expression belong to all people, and are required for our overall wellness and our participation as living beings in the natural world. At Animist Arts we are devoting our time and attention to freeing these abilities from colonial patternings and cultivating dynamic, skillful relationships with all of reality (all phenomena, including other humans, the natural world, ancestors, time, thoughts, emotions, ideas, energy, our own body etc.). For more information see and

Issues I Treat


  • Cultural and Systemic Oppression External link

    I have over a decade of experience in studying social justice theory and participating in social movements. I have engaged in many community organizing efforts throughout the years and taught social justice workshops centered on issues around race, gender, sexuality, class, ability, and others.

  • Historical Trauma External link

    I am the child of an immigrant and have lineage from colonized lands, and have personally experienced the manifestations of historical trauma. Historical trauma was also a topic frequently explored during my Masters program, and within many of my community organizing engagements. As a spirit worker, the legacy of historical trauma comes up often with clients as we work toward energetic healing.

  • Men's Issues External link

    I have been specializing in men's issues since interning with Allies in Change during my final year of graduate school. Allies in Change is an abuse intervention organization, and trained me extensively on the mental wellness issues that men face.

  • Gender Identity External link

    I identify as a non-binary or genderqueer individual, and am connected to many different queer and trans communities.

  • Loss or Grief External link

    Loss and grief are experienced for many reasons, sometimes even every day. I consider being an expert in loss or grief a necessity as a counselor. My training includes my particular approach as a counselor and spirit worker, which focuses on building emotional awareness and resilience, and creating ritual around change and transformation.

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