About Me

[Larry is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in individual, couples and family therapy with specialties in anger management and working with sexual issues, and maintains a private practice in  Grand Rapids, Michigan.

With over 35 years experience as a marriage and family therapist, and as a graduate of Western Michigan University specializing in marital therapy and anger management, he is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among his areas of expertise are: marital and premarital therapy, sexual dysfunctions and sexual addictions, domestic violence and anger management.

In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, Larry has presented at National conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of "Prerequisites for an Emotionally Intelligent Marriage" and "Emotional Intelligence: Key to Managing Anger in Marriage."

Larry is an interactive, solution-focused therapist who focuses on individual and relational strengths. His therapeutic approach is to provide clients with practical insights into their issues, to help them unlearn old dysfunctional behaviors, and to practice new methods of thinking and acting to enable clients to effectively address personal life challenges and relational issues. He integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, he works with each individual and couple to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
In addition, Larry and his wife help individuals explore their individual wounds from the past and clarify how they contribute to relational issues in marriage and family relationships.

Education: BA, Calvin College
Master of Social Work, Western Michigan University
Post-graduate Certificate in Marital, Family, and Sex Therapy, Marriage Council of Philadelphia/University of Pennsylvania

License, Certification, and Awards :  Licensed Clinical Social Worker,  Certified Anger Management Specialist II, Who's Who In the Midwest 1981 (Marquis), Certified Marriage Enrichment
Leader - Better Marriages Association,
and Certified Domestic Violence Specialist I.

Additional Training :  One year post-graduate training in marital, family, and sex therapy at the University of Pennsylvania (Marriage Council of Philadelphia)

Professional Activities and Memberships :  Member of National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Academy of Clinical Social Workers, clinical member of American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT), American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), Certified Leader in Bettter Marriages, National Anger Management Association (NAMA).

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