I Am Here to Help
I began my career as a social worker for the New York City public school system, working with students who were chronically truant.
In 1992 my wife and I moved to Denver.
Over the past 28 years I have continued to work with children, teens and adults in community mental health, residential and psychiatric hospital settings.
I am now devoting my time to working in a private practice in the Boulder area, serving children, adolescents and young adults, now accepting new clients.
In my free time I enjoy cooking, riding my motorcycle, seeing live music, hiking and skiing.
Please let me know how I can be of help to you and/or your child or children.
I work with youth, adolescents and adults on a range of issues including:
Chronic Medical Issues
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
In working with clients, I use a range of treatment practices and interventions. These include:
Psychodynamic psychotherapy Developmental perspectives
Cognitive and Behavioral interventions
Outdoor clinical time
My work with clients can range from short-term, solution-focused work, to a longer-term, more in-depth focus, depending on your desires and needs.
Columbia University School of Social Work 1987-1989 - Master's Degree
Colorado LCSW awarded - 3/1993 License # 991081
Counseling - Private Practice, (1995 - present)
Mental Health Center of Denver- social worker 1992-1994
Director of AHFY group homes 1994 - 2001
State of Colorado, Department of Human Services, 2002-2019 Associate Director of Child and Family Services, Quality Assurance Dept. staff, Inpatient Clinical Social Worker
Clinical and Internship Supervision to Naropa University and Regis University Master's level students
I am CPR certified, I have been trained in Motivational Interviewing, Critical Incident Investigating and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I am a certified Child and Family Investigator
I welcome you to contact me. I offer a free telephone or in-person consultation for prospective clients.
Please call me at: (303) 641-6608
You may also reach me by e-mail: Larry@HoldingSpaceCounseling.com
My main focus, from our first meeting, will be to establish a positive rapport and trust with you. As we begin, I will learn about your current situation, your strengths & challenges. I will work with you to determine your wants and needs from our relationship.
I have found that many times we sabotage our positive self- images through repeated negative self-talk. We tend to be our own worst critics, telling ourselves things that are harmful and hurtful. Negative messages that we tell ourselves hinder our progress and block our growth.
I will work to help you be mindful of this happening and to change this damaging dialog into more supportive, self-serving messages.
Please contact me with any questions you may have.
954 North Street, Ste. 206, Boulder, Colorado 80304, United States
Mon-Fri: by appointment, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, other times available as needed
Sat: by appointment