Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), MSW, iRest Yoga Nidra
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Larry Thompson, LCSW was trained at New York University’s School of Social Work and earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work. His theoretical orientation is in the use of self & zen psychology and psychodynamic-object relations theories of psychology. He was formerly the Director of Children’s Mobile Response in Ocean County and Team Leader for Monmouth County PACT team.
Larry holds post graduate certificates in Child/Adolescent Mental Health and Parent Education from Rutgers University. Larry incorporates his training in Dialectic Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Analytic Therapy with nature and holistic approaches in work with adolescents, individuals and families.
Larry’s passion for integrating a total wellness approach continues to carry over into his professional and personal life. He has completed a post-graduate certificate through Drexel in Complementary and Integrative Therapies, so as to offer his clients additional options for their wellness recovery, as well as iRest yoga nidra meditation through Integrative Restoration Institute.
Larry’s favorite authors and poets include David Whyte, Thich Nhat Hahn, Rumi, ee cummings, and Kahlil Gibran. One of his favorite mantras/meditations is by Thich Nhat Hahn, “Mountain Solid; Breathing in, I am a mountain, Breathing Out, I am solid.” His favorite LoJong slogan as interpreted by Pema Chodron, “Three poisons, three medicines, three paths to enlightenment.” Larry’s most transformative relationship lessons, are those of “Loving Speech” and “Defenselessness.” What Larry is most often heard speaking of regarding mindfulness and emotions,” Emotions are not our enemy, they are vital aspects of the self reaching for regulation in the present moment.”
Larry’s areas of interest
- Dialectic Behavioral Therapy
- Zen Psychology
- Integrated Mental Health Informed
- Couples Therapy
- 21st Century Adolescents
- Family Therapy
- Severe Persistent Mental Illness
- Wellness Recovery Action Planning
- iRest yoga nidra meditation