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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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 does not have any board certifications listed.
Why It Matters: Larry Hamilton's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
ADHD and-or ADD
Pediatric Behavior Disorders
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Marital and Family Psychotherapy
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for California.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
Biola University M.A.
Other Education | Completed 1979
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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