Larry Payne

(LPC, DMIN, (Pastoral, Care))

About Me

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, troubled relationships and 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 solution focused therapy, a proven therapeutic approach that encourages the client to discover answers from their own strengths and resources with assistance by the counselor. Seemingly intractable and chronic issues can be unlocked through collaborative efforts that finds solutions. Small steps soon become excellent progress toward a resilient well-being.

Another helpful way to work together is 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.

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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Self esteem , Coaching , Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #64754 (Expires: 2020-08-31)


Reviews

Written by B.R. on Aug 01, 2020 after counseling with Larry for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts

Larry has helped me walk through one of the most traumatic experiences of my life. His encouragement and insights have been critical and a powerful force to help me move forward.

Written by K.E. on Jul 30, 2020 after counseling with Larry for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Larry has helped me to grow by leaps and bounds as a person in dealing with past trauma, anxiety, depression, and setting and maintaining healthy boundaries.

He listens and responds in a way that allows a person to retain their dignity when maneuvering delicate topics. He empowers a person to work through whatever they may be dealing with and take an active role in the ownership of attaining a positive outcome! He is an absolute blessing.

Written by R.A. on Jul 20, 2020 after counseling with Larry for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

He's highly experienced, always helpful, and compassionate.

Written by J.E. on May 12, 2020 after counseling with Larry for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

Larry is a terrific counselor. He makes me feel heard and understood. He also has equipped me with valuable tools that have helped me in starting to accept myself. These tools have also helped me to combat irrational thoughts and to be kinder to myself.

Before I was accustomed to counselors mostly listening to my problems and giving their insight. However, Larry goes a step above and shows me how I have the power to control and change certain things. It truly has been empowering.

Written by T.A. on May 07, 2020 after counseling with Larry for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I have already recommended BetterHelp to several people. Larry is great!

Written by R.Y. on Apr 30, 2020 after counseling with Larry for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Larry does an excellent job of fostering self discovery while tactfully directing the conversation as needed. His kind demeanor promotes a therapeutic relationship and makes sharing tough topics easier.

Written by L.I. on Apr 03, 2020 after counseling with Larry for 4 months on issues concerning depression, and family conflicts

Larry is supportive and consistently responsive. He provides practical help and gets back to me so quickly. In between sessions, I'm always confident what next-steps I can be taking to make progress in the direction of my goals, and can share with him along the way as I make adjustments or struggle following through. Larry has been so helpful and such an encouragement!

Written by C.A. on Feb 17, 2020 after counseling with Larry for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I finally see hope after talking with Larry!!

Written by B.A. on Feb 14, 2020 after counseling with Larry for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and self esteem

I was on the fence for a lot of things, I was lost in my on fog of bad thoughts and vibes. 2 weeks isn't enough to truly say things have progressed far, but baby steps in the right direction from his words and worksheets have brighten my outlook. Very respectful of my situation and responds in a timely fashion. I trust Larry to point me in the right direction.

Written by F.A. on Jan 11, 2020 after counseling with Larry for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I’m very glad that I have him as my counselor. I have never felt so confident in revealing my personal information with somebody before. I come from a different background but he has always been so supportive. I’m still having problems now but because of him I’ve been able to do a lot of things in my life that I never thought that I would do before.

Written by K.A. on Nov 08, 2019 after counseling with Larry for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I feel like I'm journaling, and getting helpful responses! This is awesome and you don't have to make an appointment or skip work to communicate with your counselor.

Written by J.E. on Jul 24, 2019 after counseling with Larry for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

I am so grateful for Larry and his support.

Written by A.H. on Jul 18, 2019 after counseling with Larry for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Larry is a kind, friendly, and wise counselor.

Written by L.O. on Jul 11, 2019 after counseling with Larry for 2 weeks

Within the few short weeks I've spent with Larry, I am impressed that he can quickly pinpoint areas on which to work. Our contact is primarily once a day via email and we both have busy schedules, I'm sure. So he seems to have great time management skills and has been very responsive. I'm grateful for what I've received so far. Thank you Larry! Thank you Betterhelp !

Written by C.I. on Jul 10, 2019 after counseling with Larry for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues

In facing some tough life problems, Larry has been outstanding in guiding me through the process of finding solutions. He has helped me to stay on target and has helped me find solutions that were beneficial to me. He has always responded in a timely manner and leaves with a positive thought and things to work towards. He is a perfect match for my needs at this time in my life.

Written by E.L. on Jan 31, 2019 after counseling with Larry for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Larry listens to me and asks questions that help me be strong and reflective. He gives me strategies to work through the most difficult days and even moments. He is also flexible.

Written by J.E. on Jan 27, 2019 after counseling with Larry for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Larry has been extraordinarily helpful with setting some goals for me and driving me forward to meet those goals. He provides insight and perspective that helps shift my focus from negative to positive thinking. Our interactions have been helpful every time and if he can't get back to me right away for any reason, he will send me a message to let me know when he intends to get back with me. Overall, this has been a great experience and I look forward to making progress as time goes on.