Larry Bascom, Ph.D.

Dr. Bascom received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Stanford University and his doctorate in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. He has maintained a private practice for over 20 years. In addition, he is currently an adjunct supervisor for the Psychology Assessment Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). Before moving to Santa Barbara he was the clinical director of the Therapeutic School at the Julia Ann Singer Center; and he is the former president of the Santa Barbara County Psychological Association.

Dr. Bascom has taught graduate classes in child psychotherapy and AD/HD at Antioch University.  He has also lectured to numerous community groups on a wide range of parenting issues, including self-esteem, discipline, sex education, adolescence, and the impact of media on children.

Dr. Bascom has expertise in treating adults and children with a wide range of issues. He specializes in work with children experiencing school-related problems, including learning, social, or behavioral difficulties, and AD/HD. He works closely with parents and teachers in developing effective treatment strategies for their children and students.  He helps parents recognize how they can best support their children in developing their greatest potential.  He has worked extensively with adults struggling with depression, anxiety, and recovery from trauma.  He is currently available for evaluation, treatment, or consultation with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples.