About Payton Larsen

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Individual and Couples Counselor
San Diego and Telehealth

Payton Larsen

Becoming a Relationship Therapist

I believe relationships are central to a meaningful life. They have the power to harm and to heal. Relationships with ourselves, our partners, families, friends, and beliefs all influence our quality of life. However, relationships are challenging to navigate, and thus can be distressing when they are not fulfilling or healthy. It is my passion to help clients improve these relationships and move towards a place of healing and growth. Ultimately leading to a deeper sense of connection to oneself and others.

Counseling Philosophy

The relationship between therapist and client is crucial to having success in therapy. My priority is to make our relationship a support to you, in order to better provide a foundation for the work we will do collaboratively. I am not here to point out flaws or assign blame. I approach my clients with deep compassion and the belief that every part of us serves a beautiful purpose. That means even the parts we try to hide or get rid of. While we might feel stuck or defeated by those parts, I find it important to be curious and compassionate towards these aspects of self. I encourage clients to increase self-awareness so that they are empowered to choose the life they want for themselves rather than being motivated by unaddressed needs or wounds.

My Counseling Style and Strengths

Each and every one of my clients are met with warmth and authenticity. It is of the utmost importance to me that you feel safe, supported, and regarded with positivity when you are in my office. No matter your background or life experience, I will come along side you with acceptance and hope, whether that be as an induvial or as a couple. Empathy, compassion, and humor are essential tools to me as a therapist to best help you venture towards growth and healing.

The Relationship Place Headshots

Professional Counseling Background

I have experience working with couples, adults, young adults, and teens. I have previously worked in a private practice setting in which I have treated individuals and couples with childhood trauma, sexual trauma, PTSD, addiction, and infidelity.

Professional Therapist Credentials and Training

  • Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Gottman Method Training
  • Trauma-Informed Care Training
  • Internal Family Systems Informed

Make Today the Day!

It all starts with a free personalized phone consultation.
Take the first step. Feel better!

Schedule a 15-minute Phone consultation.

"*" indicates required fields

Preferred Office Location*
Please indicate your preferred location for sessions after the phone consultation.
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Scroll to Top