I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 40 years of experience as a pastor and chaplain, 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 believe your spirituality provides a vital element in strengthening the work toward wellness. I work within each client’s unique spiritual perspective. My progressive Christian faith gives me hope in the love, goodness and redeeming power of God to work in every life.
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 our 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.
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!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
LPC #64754 (Expires: 2020-08-31)
Larry knows me. He understands me. He also helps me to understand what I am feeling and why. He makes it easy for me to tell him anything. He's helped me make such great leaps into sharing my emotions with people. He will be a friend of mine for life.
Larry is awesome. He understands you, empathizes and even offers techniques to overcome the issues that you are dealing with.
Larry Payne is a caring and understanding counselor. He allows you to be where you are and he meets you there.... it is good to know there is someone who listens and guides you with wisdom and kindness. I would recommend him to anyone who wanted a great Christian Counselor.
I had been struggling to get started with counseling when I signed up for Faithful Counseling. I shared what my main concerns and reasons for wanting counseling were. Larry Payne responded promptly...and even though I ignored him (because I was anxious about starting), he persisted and let me know that he was praying for me and there if I needed to talk. I appreciated that. I have also appreciated his continued prompt responses.
Larry does a wonderful job of listening and meeting you with genuine empathy and understanding right where you are. I’ve appreciated his boldness in validating the hard things while gently offering insight into next steps toward a greater balance of health in the midst of those hard things. The practical approaches combined with//rooted in faith have been excellent.
He is a very diligent and skilled counselor and very much interested in helping his client actually fix there problems rather than just hearing them out.