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Larry L. French, LMFT Verified Marriage & Family Therapist
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Larry L. French, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapistin Charlottesville, VA
Larry L. French, Marriage & Family Therapist

About

Seeing couples heal from their painful relationships is one of the most rewarding parts of my daily interaction with my clients. In the past few years I completed Level III of the Gottman's training. With the combination of years of counseling experience and the remarkably effective Gottman research findings, I see healing even in couples that have nearly given up. Another population is working with blended families. My wife and I have four children, including two step-daughters and have found firsthand how complicated (and how rewarding) step-families are. I also work with individuals suffering from anxiety and depressive disorders; this includes PTSD and OCD complications. Continuing education is a regular part of my professional development to learn the newest and most effective treatment. I have worked extensively with addiction, from alcohol and drugs to the complex and heartbreaking consequences of sexual addiction.
At seventeen years old, I signed up to go into the military; the US Coast Guard. It's hard to put into words how important these 4 years were in my development as a young man. I was an electronic technician and radioman on search and rescue flights out of Miami, Florida. I feel so honored to have served our country in this capacity. This experience helps me to better relate and understand the stressors that other military families are facing and how to be supportive of them in the counseling process.
Another area of advanced training in Marriage and Family Counseling was when I went through the rigorous supervision & evaluation to become an Approved Supervisor with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. I was also a Field Practicum Supervisor at the University of Virginia. I am licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia as a Professional Counselor and as a Marriage and Family Therapist. I am a Clinical Fellow with the AAMFT and continue to provide supervision for counselors in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
In March 2020, we started providing video conferencing; also called telehealth. With the use of confidential webcams systems, we are able to provide counseling throughout the state of Virginia. We have a group of Christian counselors that provide a professional relationship, accountability and collegial case reviews when needed. We approach our counseling from an "evidence based" understanding of effective treatment; with Christian "faith based" integration to our counseling.
I completed my Masters Degree (Masters of Marriage, Family and Child Counseling) at Azusa Pacific University (California Family Study Center in Los Angeles). I was in private practice in the Los Angeles area for eight years before moving to Charlottesville, VA. My training in family systems and many years of clinical and supervisory experience shapes my cognitive behavior approach to counseling. I enjoy working with individuals as well as with couples and families.

You can reach me, Larry French, check us out at www.VCFR.us
Larry L. is also listed in Best Marriage Therapists in Charlottesville

Licensing & Certifications:

  • Licensed
  • License State: Virginia
  • License Number: 0717000095, received 1997
  • Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider

Types of Therapy:

Services Provided Via:

  • In person
  • Internet meeting

Works With:

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family

Hourly Fees Range:

  • $100 - $150

Accepts Insurance?

  • Yes

Language(s) Spoken:

  • English

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Office Location

1450 Sachem Pl Unit 101Charlottesville, VA 229012554,
Charlottesville VirginiaUnited States 22901