Lara Taylor Kester

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Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA

  • Individual

About My Clients

I specialize in working with LGBTQ+ individuals, adolescents and young adults, and trauma survivors. I believe that the best way to learn about ourselves and communicate with others is through the media and fandoms we enjoy. I will work to integrate your passions into evidence based treatment approaches to make therapy fit your experiences.

My Background and Approach

From comics and video games to sports, music, or whatever you geek out about, I encourage my clients to share what they are most passionate about as part of their therapeutic journey. Therapy can be intimidating and it can seem more so when we are at our most vulnerable. Whether you're dealing with depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, or life changes, my experience and compassion will be there for you on your path to overcoming the obstacles in your life and becoming your best self.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Kaiser
  • Managed Health Network
  • Anthem
  • Humana
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Wellfleet
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 3 years of practice
  • Languages: English


888-588-8995 Email Lara Taylor
2710 Telegraph Avenue
Ste 210
Oakland, CA 94612

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