Biography

Larisa Correa, LCSW
Therapist

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Mrs. Larisa Correa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of New York, Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, and New Jersey.

Mrs. Correa is committed to helping people change the narrative of their story despite how circumstances have impacted them: there is always a choice. 

Larisa is a Dominican-American who grew up in Queens, New York. She was a recipient of the Mayor’s Graduate Scholarship to study at New York University’s Silver School of Social Work. She was also awarded the 32-month scholarship and completed her Master’s degree in Social Work.

Mrs. Larisa Correa’s passion for working with people through emotional stress and addiction was fueled by a personal journey of discovery. The help and support she received after ‘hitting bottom’ was invaluable and since then she has dedicated her life to helping people at the most difficult time in their lives. Through her own personal mental health journey, she learned to live in the moment, be honest with herself and others, and to face that which she feared the most…herself.

As a practitioner, she is culturally responsive to individuals so they see themselves validated. She believes in showing up with authenticity and joy and approaches her work with a realness that reaches the clients she serves. She believes that “therapy is about you for you – it doesn’t work if you don’t work it. I adhere to a program of honesty. If you can’t be honest there is no point in therapy.”  As a woman of color, she recognizes the impact of race, gender, social class, and culture in the ways we thrive in the world.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the backbone of her clinical practice. She incorporates mindfulness practices, meditation/breath work as a key component to managing anxiety and depression. She also maintains the study of alternative healing practices like Reiki and Energy & Chakra balancing.

Qualifications

Education & Training

Long Island University

Mrs. Correa received her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance from Long Island University

New York University

Mrs.Correa earned her Master of Social Work degree at New York University