Roberto Lara, LCSW

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Preferred Name: Roberto

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant-in-Training

Online Therapy

About Me

Roberto Lara is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in a group practice in Salt Lake City, Utah. He specialized in complex trauma, attachment, developmental ruptures, and various forms of relational and intergenerational trauma, including IPV and other types of abuse. With EMDRIA Certification and ongoing training as a Consultant in Training, Roberto strongly emphasizes the therapeutic relationship as a foundational element for the healing journey. In his practice, Roberto integrates IFS-informed EMDR, using the therapeutic relationship as a solid base for trauma work with his clients. As a Latin American immigrant, Roberto brings a unique perspective to his work, navigating the intricate paths of the Latinx culture. He excels in addressing challenges arising from intergenerational differences and clashes of core values and deeply understands implicit expectations within the Latinx community. Fluent in Spanish, Roberto offers native proficiency to enhance communication and connection with his clients. Roberto's passion extends to coaching therapists, emphasizing attunement with clients, and unlocking creativity within the framework of EMDR protocol. Drawing from personal experience as someone with ADHD, Roberto is well-versed in accommodating diverse learning styles and facilitating education through unconventional methods and applications.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • BIPOC
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Underserved

Language

  • English
  • Spanish

Insurance

  • BlueCross BlueShield

Select Health, University of Utah Health Plans, EMI