Larisa Garski, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Chicago
Do you struggle with a pervading sense of dread? Do you often feel on the verge of panic, overwhelmed by social interactions or work commitments? Do racing, intrusive thoughts impact your ability to focus at work, relax at home, or engage with friends online or in person? Living with anxiety can be a disheartening, frustrating, and even frightening experience: It can make you forget the internal power that you have to create change in your life. At Empowered Therapy, I will work with you to break the cycle of anxiety, foster growth, and find balance in your life.
I work with adults, teens, couples, co-parents, and families dealing with relational stresses, life transitions, depression, and anxiety. I am passionate about using the power of narrative, including pop culture stories, to help you learn new ways to connect and heal within a safe therapeutic space.
Stories help us make sense of our place within the world. But old stories can leave us feeling stuck, fueling the anxious cycle we are trying to break. Together, we can re-write these stories that no longer serve us. Please visit my website to learn more:
Call or Email Larisa Garski for a free phone consultation now - (651) 764-7277


  • Years in Practice: 3 Years
  • School: University of St. Thomas
  • Year Graduated: 2014
  • License No. and State: 166.001122 Illinois


  • Avg Cost (per session): $130 - $160
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Blue Care Network
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: University of St. Thomas / Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Certificate Date: 2014

Larisa Garski's Groups

DBT Women's Support Group

Join us for a DBT based women's support group for 8 weeks during the fall. We will share DBT skills as well as offer time to process your experience applying these skills in your daily life. The group will be a closed group with 8-10 participants. Payment options for the group are as follows: BCBS PPO plans or self-pay at $65/session. Payment is due upon time of service and can be made via cash, check, or credit card. Please contact us directly for questions regarding payment plans.

More about this group


  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
  • Women's Issues


  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Chronic Illness
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Infertility
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family


  • Video Counseling
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2017
Larisa Garski, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Chicago

Larisa Garski

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT