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Marriage & Family Therapy | Male

23441 S Pointe Dr Ste 180 Laguna Hills, CA 92653 Get Directions

Care Philosophy

Whether we are struggling with a difficult or tragic life experience, or with some part of our make up, I believe that taking a pause to reflect on several questions are very important. 1) What is happening to me?, 2) How is it effecting me?, 3) Why is it effecting me in the way that it is? 4) What changes do I make in my life to address this? The answers to these questions are entirely unique to you because no one else has the makeup and life experience that you do. Understanding what you have learned about yourself, relationships, love, and problems throughout your life help identify areas of needed growth and definition change so that these issues do not isolate you or create problems, but instead connect you to others more deeply, and clear the hurdles that impede success relationally, personally, and vocationally.

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Biography

Larry received his M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Biola University and Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology in La Mirada, California, which is known for their integration of psychotherapeutic techniques with Scriptural principles into a Christian counseling model. He has been in private practice in Orange County for 31 years working with adults, adolescents, and children. During his internship he was instrumental in developing the children's play therapy treatment program at the center and has been a highly regarded child therapist since 1983. He is also known for his work with parents in helping them develop parenting skills specific to their child. He has worked with several school districts including Saddleback Valley, Capistrano Valley, Irvine Unified, Tustin Unified, Newport Mesa school districts, and over a dozen private schools to help develop and implement psychological and behavioral components of Individual Education Plans which help children and adolescents reach their full potentials in school. He works with adults in individual counseling and marriage counseling helping them assess the relational styles that prevent them from having more success in intimate relationships, in friendship development, and in being able to progress in their vocations. He is also known for his work in grief counseling. He has been sought out by small businesses and family run business as well as large companies such as Western Digital and Verizon as a counselor to teach management and employees conflict resolution skills, assessing problematic work dynamics and repairing those, and how to develop full potentials in employees. Larry also contributes articles for local publications .Larry and his wife have three adult children. Their own personal parenting experience has deepened their ability to understand and help parents. Larry grew up in the California Sierra foothills and loves the outdoors. He spends as much time as he can hiking, running, backpacking, fishing, biking, and loves woodworking and building. He, Leah, and their family have loved traveling to various parts of the world, which has led to a passion to help with international adoption, relief efforts for third world communities, and to provide psychological and family assistance to workers who serve internationally.Larry belongs to or serves the following organizations: Clinical Member of American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists Clinical Member of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists Clinical Member of American Association of Christian Counselors Member of the Biola University Internship Advisory Council Lifetime Member of PsyChi Psychology Honor Society

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Larry Hamilton's Performance
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  • Time well spent
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Larry received his M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Biola University and Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology in La Mirada, California, which is known for their integration of psychotherapeutic techniques with Scriptural principles into a Christian counseling model. He has been in private practice in Orange County for 31 years working with adults, adolescents, and children. During his internship he was instrumental in developing the children's play therapy treatment program at the center and has been a highly regarded child therapist since 1983.  He is also known for his work with parents in helping them develop parenting skills specific to their child. 

He has worked with several school districts including Saddleback Valley, Capistrano Valley, Irvine Unified, Tustin Unified, Newport Mesa school districts, and over a dozen private schools to help develop and implement psychological and behavioral components of Individual Education Plans which help children and adolescents reach their full potentials in school.  He works with adults in individual counseling and marriage counseling helping them assess the relational styles that prevent them from having more success in intimate relationships, in friendship development, and in being able to progress in their vocations.  He is also known for his work in grief counseling. He has been sought out by small businesses and family run business as well as large companies such as Western Digital and Verizon as a counselor to teach management and employees conflict resolution skills, assessing problematic work dynamics and repairing those, and how to develop full potentials in employees.  Larry also contributes articles for local publications .Larry and his wife have three adult children.  Their own personal parenting experience has deepened their ability to understand and help parents.  Larry grew up in the California Sierra foothills and loves the outdoors.  He spends as much time as he can hiking, running, backpacking, fishing, biking, and loves woodworking and building.  He, Leah, and their family have loved traveling to various parts of the world, which has led to a passion to help with international adoption, relief efforts for third world communities, and to provide psychological and family assistance to workers who serve internationally.Larry belongs to or serves the following organizations:

Clinical Member of American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Clinical Member of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Clinical Member of American Association of Christian Counselors 

Member of the Biola University Internship Advisory Council 

Lifetime Member of PsyChi Psychology Honor Society

Larry Hamilton's Care Philosophy

Whether we are struggling with a difficult or tragic life experience, or with some part of our make up, I believe that taking a pause to reflect on several questions are very important. 1) What is happening to me?, 2) How is it effecting me?, 3) Why is it effecting me in the way that it is? 4) What changes do I make in my life to address this? The answers to these questions are entirely unique to you because no one else has the makeup and life experience that you do. Understanding what you have learned about yourself, relationships, love, and problems throughout your life help identify areas of needed growth and definition change so that these issues do not isolate you or create problems, but instead connect you to others more deeply, and clear the hurdles that impede success relationally, personally, and vocationally.

Larry Hamilton says...

For 33 years I have worked with adults, marriages, children and families helping them develop more effective ways to deal with conflict, stress, and life difficulties. My background in child development and attachment help me to identify root causes of difficulties such as depression, anger, anxiety, and relational conflicts, and develop greater intimacy and satisfaction.

I have specialized in children's play therapy for 30 years. Thru this method I am able to help you and your child understand what their behavior, feelings, and reactions are about. Then we can develop ways to address them and to help your child be happier and successful.

Larry Hamilton says...

While my background and approach is thru a psychodynamic and attachment theory approach, I also draw from other approaches such as CBT when an issue needs.

Larry Hamilton's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Specializes in Marriage & Family Therapy
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Addiction
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adolescent Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Marriage Break-Up
  • Panic Attack
  • Pediatric Behavior Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Stress

Education

  • Undergraduate School
    Biola University

    Graduated in 1979

  • Other Education
    Biola University M.A.

    Completed in 1979

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Marriage & Family Therapy

Procedures Performed

  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Behavior Modification
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Counseling Services
  • Couples Therapy
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Grief Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Marital Counseling
  • Marital and Family Psychotherapy
  • Pediatric Counseling
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Stress Management