Larissa Kaul

Larissa Kaul

Professional Counselor

We are here to connect and create. And yet, we are currently navigating many barriers to that birthright. Learn how to work and play with your embodied experience to dissolve colonial programming and live your inspired liberation, for the benefit of all beings everywhere.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

503-974-6135

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $100-$150

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Languages: English

Services

  • Relationship
  • Group
  • Individual

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket

In Liberatory Animist Healing we use embodiment practices and relationship skills to create agency and connection both in the moment and over time. These practices range from simple and fundamental to complex and highly specific as each person or group builds their skills. First we focus on gradually dissolving trauma patterns and building thresholds for pleasure and a sense of ‘home’ in the body, with the earth, and well ancestors or supportive spirits/nature. You will learn how to begin training your nervous system toward a natural balance and accessing the rich resources available through through subtle sensing and allyship with spirit/nature.

I am a non-binary*, mixed race individual with training in counseling, spirit work, community organizing, and visual and performance art. I have a Masters in Counseling from Lewis and Clark, a certificate in Ecopsychology, and have completed an apprenticeship with Jai Medina at The Balanzu Way School of Shamanic Arts. On my father's side my people hail from the northern region of India, and on my mother's side I hold French and Scottish ancestry. I have been engaged in social justice work for over a decade and have come to understand trauma and separation from loving relationship to Spirit/Nature as the root cause of systemic violence. I consider creativity and personal power to be inherently linked, and seek to combine artistic knowledge with healing and positive change.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • 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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