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Rev. Larry VanHook, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Depression
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

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!

The following link allows you take a personality test that will allow me to get to know you: https://bigfive-test.com/ .

P.S. Some notes that help me know about you:
1. Make sure you are in Texas, and I know where you are. If you leave the state, we have to postpone sessions.
2. Make sure no one is in the room with you.
3. Make sure you dress appropriately (casual is okay!)
4. If someone joins the session, make sure they view the informed consent and approved by working with Betterhelp.
5. When you first post, I need the following information:
A. Your family situation
B. Any individual and family past mental health diagnosis' and medications you are on with mg.
C. Describe briefly your social support right now.
D. Tell me briefly of any traumas you have in your story.
E. Any relevant medical conditions that affect your mental well-being.
F. Any developmental delays growing up.
G. Any substance abuse or addictions that are relevant for us.
H. What your strengths and limitations are.
F. Finally, more specifics on your presenting problem.

Professional experience

9yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Depression

Additional areas of focus: Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Panic disorder and panic attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social anxiety and phobia, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

TX LMFT 202992

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Rev. Larry VanHook. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Very professional and pragmatic. Won't sugarcoat things like other therapists. Extensive knowledgeable background.

Written on May 23, 2024 after therapy with Larry for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Rev. VanHook is experienced in the deep issues that drive our behaviors and how to address unwanted behaviors in a variety of ways. His guidance in targeting specific traumas and expertise in modalities meant to confront them makes him a valuable resource.

Written on May 15, 2024 after therapy with Larry for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Great!

Written on Apr 10, 2024 after therapy with Larry for 6 months

Rev. VanHook fully understood where I have been struggling and has given me the tools I need to overcome my issues. I am happy to have been matched with a great therapist.

Written on Mar 03, 2024 after therapy with Larry for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Rev. Larry VanHook has helped me so much!!

Written on Jan 04, 2023 after therapy with Larry for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Being both professional and getting to know you, I couldn't recommend him enough. He's really great!

Written on Nov 16, 2022 after therapy with Larry for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes