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"Working with Lara is a gift; her wisdom and care serve as a compass to powerful therapeutic work. Lara is deeply empathic and, through GIM, facilitates growth that is hard to come by through traditional therapy approaches. Personally, I owe a great debt to Lara for her helping me overcome significant trauma and grief. She was there for me with openhearted kindness and guidance that come from a deep place in her soul." -Bob

"Four years ago, I experienced the extremely traumatic loss of my husband. My grief and PTSD were absolutely overwhelming. I tried traditional counseling a couple of times without success. As time went on, I realized the extent of my grief and how negatively it was affecting me mentally and physically. Working in a very high stress job, I realized I would not be able to continue my job unless I effectively dealt with my grief. I connected with Lara and she began working with me, starting with EMDR. The grief started rising to the surface. She then guided me through a session of GIM. This was a life changing experience for me. It was absolutely one of the most powerful experiences of my life. I have a long way to go, but, thanks to Lara McKinnis, my healing has begun." -Sam

"I came to Lara for help with a debilitating fear of flying. I used to have severe panic attacks on airplanes, that got so bad I began avoiding flights altogether. I was nervous about EMDR, and a little skeptical, because I had been living with this fear for 20 years. It was hard to imagine life without it. Immediately, Lara made me feel comfortable, with her gentle nature and down to earth personality. She explained the process in a thorough and deliberate way, making me feel confident I was in the right place. After one hour, I was drenched in sweat, and felt renewed. It wasn't until my next flight that I truly realized the remarkable impact of EMDR, and Lara's gift for facilitating it. I was completely at ease on the plane, devoid of previous anxiety, and still am, 2 years later. I am forever grateful to Lara for giving me the tools necessary to move on." -Isabella 

"I experienced grief at a young age that had traumatically impacted my life. As we all know, wounds tend to surface when they need to or when our bodies feel it is time to begin that healing process. What happened after I experienced my first GIM session is something that is almost indescribable with words. In my grief journey, I had been in the "frozen" state for the latter part of 13 years. I can honestly tell you I had no idea that my body held this trauma and was cycling it through me with persistent anxiety attacks and depression. I had sought out other types of therapy, which helped a little, but had not gotten to the real root of why my body would continually react to triggers freezing me in daily activities. After one, YES just one, GIM travel, my frozen state was brought to the surface and allowed me a chance to begin the healing process of my grief journey. GIM gave me the opportunity to find the lost path to healing. There are still many roads that I know I will travel down with GIM as my grief changes. It's amazing to look back and see how GIM quite literally saved my life." -Kaitlyn

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