gary larkin,MA, MS, MFT

gary larkin,MA, MS, MFT

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: MFT - MFC41009
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Prime Health Services, Inc
  • United Behavioral Health
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


Encino, California 91436

My Approach to Helping

The client is who matters in my office! Our Sessions would be collaborative, honest, and empathetic. We would work on re-framing cognitive distortions, and misunderstood emotions by creating new options and dismissing old patterns by creating new ways of living! Our main goal would be to put a new life plan in operation, incorporated with successful communication and coping methods, and follow them as they progress to a new and exciting way of life! Please see the sections, "Practice Information", and "Concerns & Issues I help With" for additional clinical information.

More Info About My Practice

My fee is $120.00 for a 45 min. hour. I do have a sliding scale for a limited period of time, and offer a free 30 minute introductory session. I accept many insurance plans, such as Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana, Aetna, Compsych, and Prime Healthcare, and United Behavioral Health. I can also issue you a "Super Bill", which you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I have been married for 40 years, and have two adopted children. I have 33 years of continuous experience in a 12 step program, and have been a special education teacher on various levels for 22. I believe these life experiences give me a perspective on life difficulties which deal with relationships, raising children and addiction, as well as the many others listed on this profile, and how, with intervention and change, they can be changed to allow progress and happiness in life. Together we can overcome these delays to happiness.I also work with people who suffer from depression related to their perceived lack of success in their careers. I look forward to our journey!

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Psychotherapy helps people by removing the feeling of being alone. It offers an empathetic ear for someone to process their reactions to negative situations, and come up with different ways to deal with such issues when the come up again

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I provide conuseling to individuals, couples, and families, specializing in children and families with disabilities, learning difficulties, behavior difficulties, OCD, Autism, ADHD, depression, anxiety, infertility and adoption issues, addiction, parenting skills, and relationship issues. For more information, please see, "Concerns & Issues I Help With", on the right hand side of this page.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Career Choice
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Irritability
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Harm
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

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