Larry B. Gelman, Psy.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who is passionate about life, love and laughter. He likens the process of a high-level, deep-structure psychotherapeutic relationship to that of a mid-wife, who assists another, pregnant with conflict, knowing that the other person must labor with the pain of their experience and experience the labor of their pain in order to give birth to their self.
Nothing less will do.
Many of his clients are “regular” people who have hit “a bump-in-the-road” and need a helping hand. Others have been battered about through no particular fault of their own. And there are always a few who have experienced unspeakable horrors and are trying to survive and cope with all their might.
Dr. Larry has an unusually broad and diverse professional background and can respond to the mental health needs of most individuals.
He is no stranger to the competing and conflicting vicissitudes of both the strengths and frailties of the human condition. He knows that fear robs us of courage and teaches that while it is acceptable to be afraid, it is unacceptable to allow fear to dictate what you will do.
Question: “What is necessary that must be done”?
Answer: “Whatever is necessary that must be done”.
In the final analysis, what matters in the effective collaboration between psychologist and client, is that there be an “actionable result” which eventually enables the client to do “whatever is necessary that must be done”, in service of their best interests and those of their loved ones.
Dr. Larry is a “black belt” in the art of living and also in the dance of mind-body-spirit “at-one-ness”. For him, life is the “prime directive” and failure is simply not an option.
He is a fiercely devoted to each one of his clients, with a deep and profound respect for their own self-agency and self-determination.
“When you are tired and troubled and need a helping hand…”, Dr. Larry is your “go-to” mentor.