Lara Ristow

Clinical Focus: Child Therapist; Ages 4-12

Lara’s compassionate care has helped my daughter increase her self esteem and go to school feeling less anxious.

– Sarah S.


Anxiety | Depression | Grief & Loss | Trauma & Medical Trauma | EMDR | Synergetic Play Therapy


Certified Synergetic Play Therapist™
Child Centered Psychotherapist
Hakomi Trained Psychotherapist™
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Licensed School Social Worker


Many parents feel frustrated because they just don’t know what to do. They struggle to respond to their child in a way that’s supportive and helps their child work through those big emotions. It’s hard being a parent. 

For the past 17 years, I’ve been helping children work through their anxiety and anger, and equipping parents with tools to make meaningful connections with their children. When I work with children and teens, I provide a safe space to process what’s going on at home, at school, and anxiety about what’s happening in their worlds. 

If you want to end the cycle of anger, arguments, and anxiety, schedule an appointment today.

La Plata Family Therapy

Horse Gulch Health Campus

270 East 8th Ave, Suite 206
North Building 
Durango, CO 81301