About Larissa

Welcome! I'm Larissa

Thank you for taking the time to visit my site! If you're here for the long haul and interested in learning ALL about me and how I got into this work, I invite you to read the entry below. If you're curious but prefer the "Coles Notes" The Bold Green headings are here for you, to give you an overview of me and how we can work together.

My goal is to help you discover more healing, insight, and connection to the world around you than you have imagined possible.

I’m passionate about showing you how to feel great about who you are and helping you to discover your own unique gifts, so that you can live a life that ignites your passion and one that you are excited to wake up for every morning! 

Through my own personal development becoming a Reiki Master, an Ordained Spiritualist Minister, Metaphysician, Meditation Guide, and Teacher I have realized that something magical happens when we set our intention on healing and take the steps toward change and wholeness. Whether in classes, one-on-one sessions, or group meditations, we begin to experience connection to not only ourselves, but the world around us; a connectivity that builds confidence and shifts beliefs from those of limitation and self-criticism to incredible expansion, acceptance, and the recognition of our limitless potential.

Have I always felt this way?

Absolutely not! While in University and pursuing a career in graphic design with high-paying clients and a job I imagined I would love, I knew that something was still missing. I didn’t know what it was, but I had the constant feeling that I was in the wrong place and on the wrong path for me. I loved learning and appreciated all of the opportunities for creativity, but the longer I worked the more evident it became that I was pursuing a path I wasn’t passionate about and I was creating a life I didn’t want to live. Like many people, I felt stuck between a rock and a hard place. I had already made a significant financial investment in my education and had invested years in developing my business and career. Despite the fact that on paper I was doing quite well and should have been proud of my accomplishments, I wasn’t happy and I didn’t know why.I was confused about what I wanted to do with my life, I was unsure of who I was inside, and I felt disconnected from everyone and everything. My logical brain said, “why would you leave a successful job where you are your own boss to search for something bigger, just because you aren’t happy?,” while my heart was yelling, “RUN! GET OUT OF HERE AS FAST AS YOU CAN! WHO CARES THAT YOU DON’T HAVE THE ANSWERS? RUUUNNN!”

Well, I wasn’t crazy, so I tuned out my heart and all of my internal nudges, ignoring the fact that I was slipping into a deep depression that made waking up and getting out of bed the first of many challenges in the day, and somehow forced myself to work toward the completion of my degree and continue to take on graphic design clients. Without realizing it, I started to slip away, feeling more and more disconnected from my life and myself. I wasn’t passionate about life, in fact nothing about life excited me. I wanted “something more,” but didn’t know how to find it or where to look. There was no obvious step to take because I was almost finished my degree, which was suppose to feel incredible, and I was more confused than ever. When life felt more difficult than I ever thought it would, my Grandfather passed away. To me, he was perfect and the epitome of whom every person should aspire to be. With me, he was loving, soft-spoken, and kind. He shared his wisdom for the sole-purpose of trying to make life easier and when he listened, he did so in a way that made me feel as though I was talking about the most important thing he had ever heard in his life. I couldn’t imagine ever knowing anyone quite like him and then on Jan 14th, 2007 after being sick for months and trying to fight an infection that spread through his body from a certainly avoidable bedsore, he was gone.

We were each on auto-pilot, visiting the funeral home, picking out the casket, creating a obituary for the paper; each a memory etched in my mind and void of emotion because nothing felt real until the unthinkable happened. The night before his funeral, my Grandfather came to me with proof of life to show me that even though he had died days earlier, somehow he was still here in Spirit, still around me, still watching out for me.

I had always been sensitive, but I didn’t consider myself psychic in any sense of the word. The night before his funeral I was putting together a slideshow with pictures of his life. As I worked, I searched for the perfect music to commemorate this incredible man. When I added the last song I thought, “Oh Grandpa, you wouldn’t like that would you?” and my computer screen turned to visual noise, that “snow screen” you see when the tv isn’t working. The skeptic in me thought the song might be corrupt and might be the reason for the snow, but when I tried it again, nothing happened; it wasn’t the song. I went to bed that night comforted by the idea that he might be around, but still skeptical what had just happened.

In the days following, my Grandpa was determined to get the message across that he was still here. My cell phone, although powered off, would turn itself on and ring with his name on display, and when I answered, there was nobody on the other end. I would walk into rooms and smell his cologne, as if it has just been sprayed even though I home alone. Unexplainable phenomena continued to happen in the days following his passing and so my curiosity and desire to learn about metaphysics peaked. That year I travelled to Lilydale, a Spiritualist Community in New York and my passion for Healing and Mediumship was born.

As I started to learn about healing, I applied the concepts and techniques to my own life and started feeling better. It wasn’t a quick flip by any means, but a new flame of excitement was lit within me and for the first time in years, I felt as though I was exactly where I needed to be. There was “something” to this “energy healing” that everyone was talking about. I was determined to finish my degree and realized that as I started to feel better about finding a Spiritual path, my career and the completion of my degree were less daunting day-by-day. I actually started to enjoy my education again and by my final year, I was fortunate enough to study under an incredible professor who was living his passion every day, and through his guidance and encouragement inspired me to do the same.

How does this experience contribute to what I do now and how I teach?

I am living proof that healing and intuitive abilities can be developed and learned because through practice and dedication, I developed mine. I often hear stories about people who have experienced a nearly fatal accident only to wake up with an awareness of “the other side.” That didn’t happen to me. I’ve been intuitive my entire life (like we all are, whether you know it or not), but I had no idea how to tap into that intuition and I had no control over when it happened. Through meditation, practice, and learning as many different modalities as I could, I developed my awareness, my new and healing beliefs about life, and I healed my depression. Now after 7 years of working with many incredible teachers, taking multiple courses and certifications, and developing my own practice and classes, I compile the best of what I have learned and discovered to share it with you through individual sessions and classes for accelerated learning and development.  

How has this changed you?

Now I’m an advocate for driving through fear, stepping out of your comfort zone and discovering and living your inspiration. This doesn’t mean that you have to drop everything that seems as though it “going wrong” in search of something “better,” it means that you keep looking for connection and what makes you feel good every day until you find it.

Some will find healing by taking a “leap of faith” and overhauling their entire life at once, while others will find that as they focus on healing one area of their life, the other areas seem to fall into place.

We all struggle and suffer at some point in our lives, but it is where we choose to focus our attention that determines our level of fulfillment, happiness, and vitality.

We each have the ability to heal past wounds and release limiting beliefs to uncover a life we are inspired by and excited to wake up to, and most importantly, we each have the ability to create a life we love. It’s my job to help you get there.