I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 40 years of experience in the helping professions, including 15 years of work as a licensed counselor. Therapy offers the opportunity for personal exploration, insight and change to work through difficult times toward a healthy adjustment. I will work at your pace to address the issues you are facing and promote an improved quality of life.
I have worked with many people who have experienced grief, depression, anxiety, trauma, troubled relationships, or spiritual distress. In these times, a trained guide makes the difference in overcoming the obstacles and building a new life. I believe my breadth of experience, compassion, and insight will be useful in addressing your concerns.
I often use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, which focuses on both thought patterns and behaviors. Discovering new viewpoints, confronting actions that hinder adjustment, and mastering new skills provide a powerful force to move us toward our goals. Hundreds of studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of this tool to bring positive change. As the need arises I may also utilize Acceptance Commitment Therapy or Cognitive Processing Therapy for trauma.
Spirituality is often a vital element is strengthening the work toward wellness. I respect each client’s spiritual perspective as unique. I hold a progressive faith that believes in the love, goodness and redeeming power of God to work in every life.
Seeking help requires great courage. I hope you will take a step forward to find a new path toward a better life. Let's work together on it!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Depression, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Post-traumatic Stress
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
TX LPC 64754
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My therapist, Larry Payne, has been terrific and I’ve benefited tremendously from his guidance and advice in my journey towards understanding who I am and why and how this affects my relationships. The tools and methods Larry has advised for self examination, discussions, and understanding relationships has been very effective.
Written on Aug 23, 2023 after therapy with Larry for 10 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Larry is just great. He does his homework before your session which I greatly appreciate. He seems to always come prepared. He listens, he truly cares about you, and works with you as a team.
Written on Jul 08, 2023 after therapy with Larry for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
I’ve worked with Dr. Larry for the past four years. I have never felt more heard, celebrated, and valued than I do with Dr. Larry. It was a safe place to air out frustrations, disclose years of shame or guilt, and question the things I believed! He helped me envision a better and healthier self through counseling! I’m forever grateful for working with Dr.Larry during the darkest and hardest years of my life! Thank you!
Written on Jan 16, 2023 after therapy with Larry for 3 years and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coaching
Larry has been significant in my growth and self-realization. I couldn't ask for a more understanding and supportive counselor!
Written on Aug 16, 2022 after therapy with Larry for 3 years and 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues
Larry is so wonderful!
Written on Aug 03, 2022 after therapy with Larry for 2 years and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse
I’m so thankful to have found Mr. Payne. He works with you. Genuinely cares and won’t give you positive over rated quotes. He treats me and my situations like an individual. I have a hard time expressing myself and he organized my thoughts.
Written on Mar 19, 2022 after therapy with Larry for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching