My name is Lara. I am a marriage and family therapist in California and I specialize in working with young adults living with chronic illness. My work with chronic illness has been motivated by my own health concerns. I lived with chronic heart failure for 5 years and last year I received the ultimate gift, a heart transplant. These experiences transformed me and my work, too. I provide space to those of us who are learning to live with a chronic illness, who are grieving at times, and who are trying to navigate life while honoring our health concerns. I am honored to work with individuals towards the goal of living an authentic, happy, and content life, despite and in congruency to, their medical conditions.