Larissa grew up carrying many dark secrets for more than seven years of her childhood, while often moving homes due to her parents’ career. Once her abuse came to surface, she was diagnosed with Manic Post Traumatic Stress Disorder that she didn’t know how to control. Larissa felt that seeking psychological guidance would help work through her emotional triumphs, as time passed her therapy led to practicing an intense psychotherapy called EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing).
Today as an entrepreneurial spirit, Larissa is a vacation rental consultant, Inspirational speaker, event coordinator, and author of a new biography, as well as being a full-time mom. Larissa has gained tremendous strength and leadership by overcoming her abuse. She has held speaking engagements at local High Schools, Galas, Women’s Shelters, and Advocacy Centers throughout the nation.
Her focus is to build awareness about abuse and domestic violence throughout the community, empower victims to find healthy coping mechanisms, and support victims who are battling against their trauma in order to enhance growth and find peace in their journey.