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Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA

Larry O'Connor, Marriage and Family Therapist

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Individual and Couples Counseling
I am openly committed to the work I do, and the individuals and couples I work with. My style is active and collaborative. I try to understand by listening and asking questions, clarifying whether I’m getting you and your concerns. I believe therapy is a collaborative relationship as a means to helping benefit the person or couple I’m working with. I try to get to know the person I am working with, and where it’s relevant and appropriate, open to letting them know me. I’ve never related to the notion a therapist is paid to hear people’s problems. I don’t pretend to have all my stuff together, or that I’m fully actualized but, like you, striving towards better. All of us experience obstacles particular to us, yet effect our inherent abilities, or how we see ourselves, and relate with others. I approach these and your concerns constructively, while also recognizing your capabilities to realize yourself and what you want. People I’ve work with have often expressed I get their nuances, and that they’re treated as equals working with me.
Before receiving my Counseling Degree, I received a graduate degree in Creative Writing and taught college course, and salon-styled workshops. I think there are parallels between who we are and, not only in what we do, but our process or style of doing it, if we begin to look, and continue to build upon what we learn. I use interests I’m learning outside of my practice, as examples, and how I might help me understand myself, approach, or recognizing the self growth available in various challenges.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Grief and Loss
 Addiction  Life and Wellness Coaching
 Adolescents  Life Transitions
 Adoption  Loneliness
 Anger Management  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Marriage Counseling
 Caregiver Issues  Men's Issues
 Children's Counseling  Online / Phone / Skype Therapy
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Premarital Counseling
 Couples Therapy  Relationships
 Depression  Self Esteem Issues
 Divorce  Sexual Dysfunction
 Educational Therapy  Stress Management
 Gay or Lesbian Issues  Work and Career Issues
 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
Master of Science, Counseling, MFT, San Francisco State University ( 2001)

Master of Arts, Creative Writing, San Francisco State University (1995)

Bachelor of Arts, English/Secondary Education, San Francisco State University (1988)

2004-Present Private Practice, San Francisco CA
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families, drawing from multi theoretical models including, Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, Control Mastery, Interpersonal/Relational, Humanistic/Existential, Psychodynamic, Brief and Solution Focused Theories, and Evolutionary Psychology.
Areas of treatment: Depression, Anxiety, Addictions and substance abuse, Personality Disorders, sexual trauma, and Crisis Management, including chronic and accute psychosis, suicidal ideation, behaviors and prevention, Men’s issues; Couples Counseling, Sexuality; including Performance anxiety; infidelity, separation and divorce, and co-parenting.

2008-Present, New Perspectives Center for Counseling, San Francisco, CA
Clinical Supervisor for pre-licensed Marriage and Family Therapists developing assessment and diagnosis skills; conceptualizing cases and treatment strategies; maintaining a case load of 15-20 clients.
2012 Elected Board Member, New Perspectives Center for Counseling, San Francisco, CA

2012-Present, Concern, EAP, Mountain View, CA
A Marriage and Family Therapist working with employees and their dependents, providing Individual, couples and family Therapy. Duties include comprehensive documentation, case management, transition and coordination with medical providers and community-based services for on-going, outside, treatment.
Payments Accepted
Cash, check, paypal, venmo, zelle, google pay, can provide insurance-acceptable out of network provider.
Hours:M, W, TH 10am-7pm
License:MFC 41043
11 Nebraska Street
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