Counselors

Larry Aaron, Ph.D.

Address:
100 W Oak St, Ste 212, Denton, TX 76201-4144

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Phone: (940) 382-0860
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My personal approach to psychotherapy is based on a cognitive-behavioral model. Most behavioral change must be preceded by a change in one’s thinking. Therefore, your desired change in behavior will first address the way you think, that is, how you process information. Research has shown cognitive-behavioral therapy to be one of the most effective treatments for depression, anxiety, PTSD, and many other disorders. Therapy involves exploring the context in which you live. Exploring one’s values and belief. I am looking for the underlying causes of problems you present in therapy.

The main focus of my practice is issues of depression, anxiety, life adjustment issues, and post-traumatic stress. In addition, I am a marriage and family therapist working with relationship. I enjoy seeing people get better and handling their life issues well. That is the goal of therapy.

I believe spiritual issues are frequently a part of a person’s life difficulties. I address the whole person in order to maximum your coping skills in dealing with life, work, and others. As a religious person myself, I am very respectful of a person’s own spirituality and religious beliefs.

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