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Larry Shushansky

Therapist, Author, Speaker, Developer of the theory 'Independent Enough'

As a therapist for over 30 years, Larry has seen thousands of individuals, couples and families take a psychological step back from their problems and become independent enough to figure out what they needed to do to have the life they’ve wanted. Through this and the process he used to get clean from his alcohol and drug addiction, Larry has developed the concept of Independent Enough to manage the conflict and “noise” in his life. It was this combination of efforts that gave him a unique voice in the mental health field and he went on to set up family therapy programs, direct a residential facility for adolescents and perform clinical work on hospitals, mental health centers and family service agencies before starting his own private practice. He has taught his theory to diverse audiences; including CIO Round Tables, public and private corporate settings, and community organizations. He has written articles applying Independent Enough to business, family situations, universities, young adults, children, and society, and he has been seen in publications such as The Huffington Post, The Everyday Power Blog, The Chicago Tribune, Fast Company, The Boston Globe, EverUp, TEEN Vogue, Glamour, and many others. He resides in Providence, RI with his wife, Jolie. They have three adult children, all living independent lives.

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