Hi! I am Monca Lara, MA, a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor (LPC-S), in the state of Texas. I received a master’s degree in Community Counseling from University of Texas at San Antonio in 2008. My initial training was completed at non-profit agencies, e.g., Family Violence Prevention Services, Child Safe, and Juvenile Detention Center working with adults and children presenting with trauma and legal issues. Then I was employed at Roy Maas Youth Alternatives/The Bridge and Bexar County MHMR before going into private practice in 2014. Lastly, I worked for governmental agencies in Dilley, Karnes City, and Kenedy providing case management, psychoeducational training, and trauma and crisis interventions between 2016-2020. Thus, I bring a varied amount of experience to Life Stance.
Please allow me the opportunity to help you overcome everyday life stressors. I specialize in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Trauma Informed Counseling, and Solution-Focused Therapy. I strongly believe that we are all capable of achieving change to make a more balanced and satisfying lifestyle. We will work together as a team to resolve any problems you may be experiencing.
I am currently accepting adolescents, adults, and couples struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, bullying, self-injuries, and marital problems.