Dr. Larry VanHook

(DM, M.Div, MA)

About Me

Hello! I am excited to be considered as your counselor and friend! I have spent the last 25+ years counseling many diverse people as a minister, Army and hospital chaplain, and now a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I hold a doctorate in management and three Master degrees (counseling, religion, ministry), but I also hold a passion for help people who feel lost, broken, abandoned, anxious, or traumatized. I am deeply concerned for the well being of marriages and have lots of experience dealing with couples including those surviving infidelity. I also am a Certified Family Trauma Professional and trained in approaches that help treat trauma. Moreover, as a chaplain I am well acquainted with grief and loss including the loss of a child. My counseling approach is integrative, using aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Constructivist, Solution-Focused, mindfulness, family systems, and Emotionally Focused Therapy. I tend to be analytical and curious. I also try to make the experience fun when I can!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression

I also have experience in Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coaching, ADHD

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #202992 (Expires: 2021-01-31)


Reviews

Written by B.A. on Mar 21, 2019 after counseling with Larry for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

Dr. VanHook has been very patient, supportive and informative with me. I greatly appreciated his calm demeanor when it was time for me to share intimate details of my past that I have never shared with anyone. I can’t thank him enough for creating such a safe environment for me to finally take down my walls.

Written by N.I. on Mar 20, 2019 after counseling with Larry for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Very knowledgeable in helping people get to the healthy place in there lives.

Written by J.O. on Mar 07, 2019 after counseling with Larry for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and adhd

He’s just fantastic. Enough said. I have high standards.

Written by B.R. on Feb 23, 2019 after counseling with Larry for 6 months

I just want to say thank you, really. I'm living better than I have in years, maybe even a decade. I'm finally healing old wounds and smashing through milestones, and you've played and integral role in my getting there. So thank you. :)

Written by C.A. on Feb 05, 2019 after counseling with Larry for 6 months

Dr. VanHook continues to help me improve as I move beyond my season of trauma. He is so patient with me and truly is selfless in his care for me.
His encouragement and assurance makes every day easier than the last.
I can feel myself improving!

Written by C.H. on Dec 16, 2018 after counseling with Larry for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

He is amazing. I highly recommend his services!

Written by J.A. on Nov 13, 2018 after counseling with Larry for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and anger management

Dr. Vanhook really expanded my way of thinking, as I deal with anxiety and my depression.

Written by B.L. on Nov 01, 2018 after counseling with Larry for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

It has been a pleasure working with Dr. VanHook. Easy to talk to, knowledgeable, and an all-round great guy.

Written by L.A. on Oct 26, 2018 after counseling with Larry for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

He is a good listener and solution finder.

Written by J.O. on Oct 08, 2018 after counseling with Larry for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Great counselor willing to do both video and messaging and is reasonably quick to reply. He also knows what he’s talking about and gives you helpful resources.

Written by C.I. on Aug 27, 2018 after counseling with Larry for 3 weeks on issues concerning family, self esteem, and anger

Dr VanHook responded very quickly to my first communication, assuring that he was there for me. His manner is of genuine caring and concern. He has given me ‘tools’ to help understand and change my unwanted behavior. I believe he is a Christian, helping others in a very appropriate fashion. I would be glad to recommend Dr.VanHook for his services.

Written by L.A. on Aug 15, 2018 after counseling with Larry for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger

I really like Dr. Van Hook. He is kind and compassionate and very calm.

Written by G.W. on Aug 14, 2018 after counseling with Larry for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, and self esteem

Dr. Van Hook has been very helpful to me. He responds quickly. He is understanding and gives practical advice and gives his experience as a Christian. The scriptures he would share were comforting.

I would feel confident in using Dr. Van Hook again.

Written by J.B. on Jul 20, 2018 after counseling with Larry for 2 weeks

Dr. Van Hook is amazing. He’s a great listener, offers wonderful advice, communicates with me more as a friend rather than a doctor. He shows concern for my well being which makes me feel safe, like I can tell him anything. He’s a great guy and I would highly recommend him to anyone who is struggling with anything going on in their life.

Written by C.H. on Jun 06, 2018 after counseling with Larry for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship, intimacy-related, anger, and career

Dr. Van Hook has been truly inspirational and amazing! I am one not to seek outside help for my problems but I have hit a major crossroad in my life and needed this help. Once I was partnered with Dr. Van Hook he was quick to engage and be a moral and supportive individual. I enjoy our conversations as he will give you different ways to mentally process different situations and thoughts. Thank you Dr. Van Hook for your continued help!