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 12 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, trauma, 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
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Coping with life changes

I also have experience in Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

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


Reviews

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.