licence: MFC43974

Telephone: (415) 794-3615
Office Hours: Monday 2-5:30, Wednesday 9am-9pm

Larry D. Lariosa, LMFT

I have  been practicing as a therapist since 2001, supporting the LGBTQ community as a mental health clinician and social justice advocate. In addition to my work in my psychotherapy practice, I am a mental health counselor at Merritt Community College in Oakland, CA.

I recently joined the Gay Therapy Center, focusing on LGBTQ individuals and couples. I have worked as a therapist in a wide range of Bay Area mental health settings including  non-profit agencies and clinics, college counseling centers, and public high schools.

I approach my work from a social justice frame and am heavily influenced by social psychologists, theorists, and critical thinkers. In the therapeutic process, my priority is to create a safe environment that promotes self-awareness and change.

Originally from San Diego,  I received my Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco. From 2013-2015  I served as the LGBT Resource Center Director and Diversity Manager with the University of California, San Francisco. I strive to have a healthy work/life balance and stay creatively inspired through involvement in music, writing, theater, and filmmaking.

Clinical Approach

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Gottman Couples Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family Systems, Humanistic

Areas of Clinical Work

Through my 15 years of clinical experience, I have extensive skills and interest in working with the following populations and issues:
Anxiety and Stress
Trauma and Loss
Work/Life Balance
Personal/Professional Identity
Relationships and Sexuality
LGBTQ Issues
Multicultural Issues
Immigration and Adjustment
Diversity and Social Justice
Youth and Families

Modalities Available

Individual and Couples


$150 per hour/some sliding scale slots available


Not accepted


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