About Damita LaRue
I am dedicated to supporting individuals, couples, and families who are experiencing distress related to chronic, acute, and terminal medical diagnoses, caregiving, end-of-life and hospice, and grief & loss. These highly sensitive topics are some of the most challenging experiences we encounter in life, and I believe you deserve a combination of both expertise and empathy to process them and find hope in your next season of life.
These life changes affect every area of your health and wellness, and I am committed to supporting you in each one of them. Together, we work on not just your mental and emotional health, but on your sleep, medical care, and physical wellbeing as well.
As a Fellow in Thanatology, I have extensive training and experience in death education, care of the dying, and grief counseling in order to support those experiencing loss. I am also a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, National Register Health Service Psychologist, as well as being certified in Critical Incident Stress Management (crisis and disaster response) and having advanced training in Clinical Hypnosis.
I have served as a therapist in public and private schools, villages in Alaska, residential substance abuse treatment programs, community mental health centers, an acute inpatient psychiatric hospital, and the VA healthcare system. In addition to my work as a therapist, my clinical research has focused on culturally-sensitive therapeutic care for Native Americans based on multi-generational trauma and loss, as well as the use of clinical hypnosis to assist patients who have a diagnosis of PTSD with their CPAP compliance.