More About Larry

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 I am a 2nd generation Filipino-American who was born and raised in San Francisco. Growing up and coming of age in a multicultural environment, I have developed skills and an understanding of the concept of Cultural Humility, which goes deeper than Cultural Competence. It is through this lens, first and foremost, that I view my work as a therapist. I am certified in Trauma Treatment with EMDR, CBT and Somatic Based Interventions. I also utilize many music-based therapeutic modalities where a combination of playing music and musical immersion is used to heal and ground.

In addition to my private practice, I supervise per-licensed and licensed therapists working in elementary and middle schools in the Oakland Unified School District.

Education & Experience

  • B.A. in General Psychology and M.A. in Counseling Psychology with a Transpersonal focus from JFKU
  • Worked with At-Risk Youth in classroom settings and in the community throughout the Bay Area
  • Worked in adult day programs for adults with special needs, assisting them with college support, job skills and life skills development