Dr. Larsen has been a psychologist since 1981. His original training focused on the treatment of adults experiencing significant negative emotions and conflict in their lives. Early in his career, he was the director of a small community mental health clinic in Denver Colorado. Because of his experiences there in dealing with families, he decided to obtain additional advanced training in working with children, adolescents, and their families. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the cognitive-behavioral treatment of children and adolescents at The Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, in Boston Massachusetts. Dr. Larsen has been in private practice in San Antonio, Texas for over 20 years and currently he works with children, adolescents, and adults primarily using a cognitive-behavioral therapy approach. He works with clients experiencing difficulties including: work conflict, family of origin issues, sexual abuse and victimization, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, self-esteem problems, divorce, parenting, assessment and treatment of ADHD, adoption issues, and the assessment of learning differences.
Dr. Larsen has held teaching positions at Wilford Hall Medical Center, as well as, the University of Texas Medical School. He has given numerous presentations and workshops related to the assessment and treatment of ADHD and learning disabilities, parenting difficult children, and conducting cognitive-behavioral therapy. Additionally, he consults with families in high conflict who are involved in divorce, custody and visitation disputes, and abuse allegations.
Dr. Larsen is a co-founder of Medical Center Psychological Services, which is a community of independent mental health professionals, including: