Sandy Larson, Therapist in Troy, Michigan — Zencare
Sandy  Larson
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Sandy Larson

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Michigan Accepting Online
Troy Accepting In-person
Updated September 7, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Self-esteem
  • Relationship issues

Professional statement

Sandy Larson is a Licensed Master of Social Work therapist who works with individuals across the lifespan. Many of her clients struggle to feel connected in their relationships or at peace in their daily lives. Sandy is particularly sensitive to clients facing moments of transition, like relationship challenges, loss, or career changes when the balance can seem to become unstable and symptoms of anxiety, depression, and self-doubt can emerge.

Sandy’s approach combines Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an evidence-based approach that focuses on helping clients understand how their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interconnected, so that they can begin to make targeted change. She works to help clients understand their physical response to external stressors, and begin to problem-solve ways to introduce moments of calm, to choose to respond rather than react in the face of change. Sandy also uses Mindfulness techniques to assist clients in becoming more aware of their feelings, feel more present, accepting and calm.

Sandy is focused on ensuring that her clients see real progress: her style is interactive, non-judgmental, and positions clients as the experts on where they are now, and where they want to go. Sandy actively listens and meets clients where they are.

Sandy’s first priority in starting with a new client is ensuring that they feel safe, heard, and like an equal partner in the therapeutic process. As an experienced telehealth provider, she offers the convenience of remote sessions to help make therapy a core component of your self-care calendar. Sandy's office is located in Troy, MI. and she has limited in person sessions available.


Message to clients

Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or stressed out? Have you made attempts to change your situation and are not having much success? It takes a lot of inner strength and courage to begin the process of change and I acknowledge you for considering to begin therapy, My practice is devoted to helping you heal, gain personal insight, and find satisfaction in your life. I provide an empathic, stimulating, and collaborative approach to help you live a more fulfilling life that feels rich, purposeful and rewarding. With understanding, acceptance and compassion, you are encouraged and empowered to explore your unique personal circumstances which will help you to finally turn the obstacles into opportunities!

My approach is to create a safe, accepting and supportive environment for you to process and resolve issues. I believe you have the inner resources needed to heal, my job as a therapist is to provide the support to you in finding your inner strengths and answers to your concerns. You can develop a healthy, caring relationship with yourself and others.

We will explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and challenge irrational thinking so that you can feel better and start living the life that you have always wanted to have. I know it takes courage to begin this process and I will provide a safe space for you to being your journey.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Care Network of Michigan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Meridian Health Plan
  • Priority Health
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $100 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $40 - $100

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • As needed
Therapist's note

I take some Medicaid plans, please message me with the name of your plan so that I can verify that I am in network with your Medicaid plan.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Michigan)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11am - 7pm
  • Tue 11am - 7pm
  • Wed 11am - 7pm
  • Thu 1pm- 7pm
  • Fri 1pm - 4pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Troy practice
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 11am - 5pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Healthy Happy Counseling PLLC, Owner/Therapist/LMSW, 2019 - Present
Solution Based Counseling, Therapist/LMSW, 2015 - 2019
Neighborhood Service Organization, Outreach Therapist, 2010 - 2015

Michigan State University, MSW, 2010
University of Santa Monica, MA Counseling Psychology, 2000


Licensure

Michigan: 6801092181


Languages

English