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On a local and national scale, Lair has built a reputation for being able to explore difficult subjects with tremendous honesty, poise and humor. Through his writing, teaching, interviews and public speaking engagements, he has reached thousands on topics such as mindfulness, racism, relationships, sexuality and personal growth. With an ability to both deliver poignant, factual information and tell a compelling story, Lair connects on a personal level to both reader and audience member alike, leaving them with practical tools and calls to action. His intention is to inspire awareness, growth and change.
“As a therapist, it is my role to help you become more aware of your mental, emotional and physical processes. In doing so, I help you open the door to choosing your words and your actions. From this place of choice, you move away from the “knee jerk” reactivity that tends to get us into trouble. With practice, we become more flexible, receptive and attuned to our own needs and to the needs of those around us …”
“That discomfort in factoring finances into the soul mate search is not uncommon, says family therapist Lair Torrent. He says his single clients often hesitate to bring up financial concerns about a significant other. “Our popular culture puts it out there that it should be all puppy dogs and ice cream. So there’s this sheepishness about bringing up the money issue,” says Torrent. “I’ll have people say, ‘I don’t want to sound like a gold-digger,’ I get that a lot …”