Dr. Larry B. Gelman 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. Gelman 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
Answer: “Whatever is necessary that must
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. Gelman 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…”, Larry B. Gelman is your “go-to” doctor.
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