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Perspective, Balance, Clarity

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About

Larry was born and raised in New York City. After receiving his MSW from Adelphi University in 1975 he left New York and began to build his professional career. His first job was in Niagara Falls, NY where he was a marriage and family therapist.

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Services

During the first session Larry identifies the major themes impacting your life and places them in a historical context so you can see how the past and the present operate as one interconnected system.

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Publications

Based on his integration of psychology and spirituality, Larry shows the reader how to achieve higher levels of personal development in Mysticism and Modern Life: Ancient Wisdom for Personal Growth.

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Learn more about Larry Laveman and his services by contacting him directly through this website.




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Recent Posts

Post-Traumatic Growth During COVID-19

From the category Five Minute Articles For Your Consideration

We’ve all heard of PTSD, but not many people are familiar with post-traumatic growth. Developed by psychologists Richard Tedeschi, PhD, and Lawrence Calhoun, PhD, in the mid-1990s, Post Traumatic Growth (PTG) suggests that people who endure severe psychological struggle following adversity can often see unexpected growth afterward in the form of appreciation, family bonding, reprioritization, new possibilities and spiritual enhancement.

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What Do You Want?

From the category Five Minute Articles For Your Consideration

In season three of Ozark, Marty Byrde is kidnapped by a Mexican drug lord, Omar Navarro, his partner in a money-laundering scheme. Navarro doesn’t trust Marty and holds him in dimly lit cell until he can prove his trustworthiness. In several scenes Navarro asks Marty what he wants, all the while torturing him if his answers aren’t truthful enough. Of course, Marty wants to see his wife and kids again. He wants to live. But, he’s a money launderer. He loves the challenge. He loves the money. He’s in it because he is it. Finally, after taking beatings for many false answers, Marty says he wants two things; to launder money only when he says it’s safe and to turn an FBI agent who can then guarantee immunity should he get caught. This satisfies Navarro and Marty is released. You can’t watch those scenes without asking yourself the same question, what do I want? The answer has to pass the Navarro test. It must be fundamentally honest.

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Welcome to MaybeLand

From the category Five Minute Articles For Your Consideration

When my son was little he would drive me crazy repeatedly asking “why?” It was a good way for him to learn but the never-ending game of infinite regression got old, and by the end of the day I wanted to smack him. I didn’t. My restraint paid off, and now he’s an Emergency Room doctor in Los Angeles who has created a successful path in life by never being afraid to ask “why?” Our roles have recently reversed, as I am now the one repeatedly asking him “why?” especially in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. His answer is generally the same, “maybe.” No matter how many times I ask, his answer doesn’t change because there is no certainty in MaybeLand.

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