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Mr. Gary Larkin

Profession(s): Marriage and Family Therapist
License/Credential: I am a licensed professional 

About Me & My Practice

I have been licensed for 11 years, and have worked with various populations. I am a client-centered, solution-focused behavioral therapist; meaning I help people change behaviors by presenting them with coping strategies and communication skills to help them re-frame cognitive distortions and allow them to live life on life's terms. I use my experience of being in a happy 38 year marriage, with 2 adult-adopted children; one on the Autistic Spectrum, and the other a UCLA graduate, working in social services, as well as my 33 years of personal 12-step involvement, combined with my professional life as a special education teacher for 22 years to guide my theoretical orientation to help change that distorted thinking into the ability to make positive choices.I listen with empathy, and offer suggestions for hope and change I specialize in working with children and adults with disabilities and their families, Autism, Tourette Syndrome, ADHD, OCD, ODD, learning and behavior difficulties, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, addiction, adoption and infertility, men's issues, victims and perpetrators of abuse and crime, and relationship issues with individuals, couples, families, and groups. My hours are Monday through Friday from 4pm-10pm, and Saturday from 8am to 6pm. I accept insurance and offer a sliding feel scale schedule, if necessary. I also offer a 1/2 hr. introductory session at no charge. call 818-395-3665, or e-mail me at fatcity3@aol.com for a free consultation now!

Concerns & Issues I Help With

  • Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addiction & Recovery
  • Addictions (Drug & Alcohol)
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety or Fears
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bereavement
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse or Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Grief & Loss
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Infertility or Adoption
  • Life Purpose/Meaning/Inner-Guidance
  • Life Stages
  • Lifestyle Balance
  • OCD
  • Parenting
  • Personality Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Shame
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma
  • Trauma and PTSD

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Group
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counse

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • All ages
  • Children
  • Seniors
  • Teenage

Languages I Speak

  • English

Therapy Approaches I Use

  • Anger Management
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy
  • Internal Family Systems Therapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy