Larry Lander M.S.W., R.S.W.
For thirty years Larry has offered counselling to couples who need a safe and accepting place to share and resolve hard feelings. Hard feelings often emerge on a wide variety of subjects including money, in-laws, parenting, infidelity, addictions and sex. When these feelings remain kept inside largely unspoken, frustration turns to anger which turns to sadness which turns to hopelessness and a turning away from each other. It feels like a wall has been built between two people who love each other.
With wisdom, compassion, humour and insight Larry guides both partners to unpack these hard feelings and find a path forward toward understanding, forgiveness and hopefulness. Once the wall between them breaks down, Larry helps partners rebuild trust and a sense of team work. He turns back toward each other to feel the love they once felt.
Larry is an insightful and engaging counsellor who has helped hundreds of couples turn back toward each other-rediscovering the love that once brought them together. His success is based on his life experience as husband, father and grandfather of seven and his wide counselling experience which has taken him to homes, hospitals, hospice, retirement and nursing homes and jails. In every environment Larry brings his dedication and passion for helping individuals, couples and families heal and flourish.
When Larry is not at the office counselling, you might find him on the running track or at Starbucks reading historical fiction.
Specialized focus on issues of:
- Relationship and marriage
- Separation, divorce and remarriage
- Grief, loss and death
- Intergenerational family conflict resolution
- Finding forgiveness
- Spirituality, life purpose and identity
- Work stress
- Men’s issues
- Masters of Social Work (M.S.W.)
Larry is a seasoned professional who uses counselling modalities including:
- Client Centered Therapy
- Satir Relationship Model
- Gottman Relationship Method
- Emotionally Focused Therapy
- Acceptance-Commitment Therapy
- Logo Therapy
- Schema Therapy
- Solution Focused Therapy
- Narrative Therapy
Professional Associations & Designations:
- Member of Ontario College of Social Workers