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Gary Larkin MFT.com

16055 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 717
Encino, CA 91436
P: 818-395-3665
F: 866-480-7489
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Gary Larkin MFT.com
Gary Larkin, MA, MS, MFT

I  have been licensed for 11 years, and have worked with various populations.  I am a client centered behaviorist;  meaning, I help people change behaviors by presenting them with coping strategies and communication skills to help deal with life on life's terms.  I use my experience, as well as professional life as a special education teacher for the last 22 years, a 40 year marriage, and 33 years of personal 12 step experience to guide my theoretical orientation to help change distorted thinking and cognitive distortions into positive choices.  I listen with empathy, and offer suggestions for hope and change.  I specialize in working with children with disabilites and their families, Autism, Tourette Syndrome, OCD, ADHD, learning and behavior disorders, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, addiction, adoption issues, men's issues, male and female infertilitiy, victims of  crime and abuse, perpetrators of abuse, and relationship issues with individuals, couples, familes and groups. I also work with people who suffer from depression related to their perceived career failures in various areas, such as the Entertainment Industry.  My hours are Monday-Friday from 10am-10pm, and Saturday from 7am-6pm.  I accept insurance, and can offer a sliding scale, if needed.  I also offer a free 1/2 hour introductory session.  Please call 818-395-3665 for more information, and to set an appointment.

DETAILS

Office

Memberships
CAMFT

Degrees
  • MA-Couns. Psych-National University
  • MS-Special Education-National University

Licensed by
State of California Board of Behavioral Sciences

Licensed type
MFT-MFC-41009

Years Practicing
12

Number of Staff
1

Languages Spoken:
English

Gender
Male

Parking
street and lot under building

Payment Options

Private Payment
Private Insurance
Sliding Scale Payment
Payment Assistance
Student Discount
Senior Discount

SERVICES

Focus
relieving depressive symptoms and anxieties by removing distorted thinking and cognitive distortions, and replacing them with communication skills, education, and coping strategies to face life on life's terms

Therapy Groups
Adoption, Infertility, Grief and Loss, Parenting Skills, Families of Children with Disabilities

Orientations
client centered behavioral; solution focused

Conditions / Issues

Addictions
Adolescent
Alternative Lifestyles
Anger Management
Anxiety/Panic
Children
Codependency
Crisis Counseling
Depression
Disabilities
Divorce Counseling
Eating Disorders
Employment
Ethnicity
Family
Forensics
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual
Grief/Loss
Issues Of Abuse
Life Transitions
Mens Issues
Parenting
Personality Disorders
PTSD
Religious Issues
Relationship/Marriage Counseling
Selfesteem/Growth
Sex Therapy
Sexual Abuse
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Terminally Ill
Twelve Step

Sessions

Career Evaluations and Counseling
Court Ordered Evaluations
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
Consultation Services to Employers
Return to Work Conference

Treatment Modalities

12-Step
Cognitive/Behavioral (CBT)
Experiential Therapy
Family
Holistic Treatment
Humanistic
Interventionist
Marital

Populations Served

Adolescent (11-19)
Adult
Children (under 11)
Co-ed
Family
LGBT
Men
Over 65
Women

Last Update: Wed April 20, 2016 14:22:39