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Psychology

Coryell Memorial Specialty Clinic
224 Memorial Dr.
Gatesville, TX 76528
(254) 865-2166

Practicing psychologists help a wide variety of people and can treat many kinds of problems. Some people may talk to a psychologist because they have felt depressed, angry or anxious for a long time. Or, they want help for a chronic condition that is interfering with their lives or physical health. Others may have short-term problems they want help navigating, such as feeling overwhelmed by a new job or grieving the death of a family member. Psychologists can help people learn to cope with stressful situations, overcome addictions, manage their chronic illnesses, and break past the barriers that keep them from reaching their goals.


Steve Larsen, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist uses his professional training and clinical skills to help people learn to cope more effectively with life issues and mental health problems. In addition to many years of experience working with adults with issues such as anxiety, depression, and PTSD, Dr. Larsen is a trained child psychologist.  Dr. Larsen specializes in diagnosing and working with children and adolescents with issues such as Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Autism, depression, and anger problems. He also provides psychological assessments that are required for bariatric and chronic pain surgery.

Dr. Larsen helps his patients by using a variety of techniques based on the best available research and considers someone's unique values, characteristics, goals and circumstances. Dr. Larsen works with the highest regard for patient privacy and understands that this is critical to building the patient's trust. He is trained to administer and interpret a number of psychological tests that can help diagnose a mental health condition or tell more about the way a person thinks, feels and behaves. These tests may evaluate intellectual strengths and weaknesses, academic issues, personality characteristics, and neuropsychological functioning. Dr. Larsen also provides parent behavior management training for children who have been diagnosed with disruptive behavior disorders such as Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder and Oppositional Defiant Disorder.