Larissa is a life coach, relationship coach, educator, and consultant. She received a graduate degree in Family Therapy from UMass Boston and practiced for several years as a marriage & family therapist before transitioning to a coaching practice.
Larissa founded EmpowerME: Coaching & Workshops in 2016 because she’s passionate about providing high-quality mental, emotional and relational support in novel ways. She believes strongly that clients should have autonomy over their wellness treatment and approaches her work from a strengths-based, solution-focused perspective. She was honored as one of Uplift L.A.’s 40-Under-40 award recipients in 2018 for her work.
When she’s not with clients Larissa enjoys spending time with her family. She is a lifelong learner and is always looking for new experiences that will allow her to continue her own growth. She is also an avid consumer of books and an enthusiastic car vocalist. She was born and raised in Maine and is happiest when she’s able to soak up some summer sun on any of Maine’s many beautiful ocean beaches.
Tammie is a behavioral specialist for children ages 5-12, providing consultation for parents, guardians, and educators who have kiddos exhibiting challenging or out-of-control behaviors. She also provides one-on-one special education consultations for families navigating the special education system in public schools. Such as understanding the special education process and your rights, reviewing RTI (response to intervention) and IEP (individual education plan) intervention plans, supporting families as they advocate for their child, and more.
Tammie received a masters degree from Kaplan University in Educational Psychology after receiving a bachelor’s degree from University of Southern Maine in Behavioral and Social Science. She also holds post-graduate certificates in Applied Behavioral Analysis and Behavioral RTI. Tammie is a certified special education teacher in Maine and has worked in education since 2009. She’s currently pursuing a doctorate degree in school psychology at the University of Southern Maine and her BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst).
Outside of school and work, she enjoys working on projects around her home. Summer is her favorite season and she loves to go swimming in her pool, spending time tending to her flower gardens, and reading on her deck. She’s a huge Stephen King fan and loves playing table top games with friends.