Experienced, Confidential and Professional Services


  • Couples therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Substance abuse
  • Sports Psychology
  • Family Businesses
  • Individual Therapy

Most people who seek therapy are looking for a therapist who feels like the right fit. It is important to find someone the client is comfortable confiding in and who has expertise in the areas which they are concerned about.

I am a very experienced therapist who offers confidential and professional services. I have been in private practice providing psychotherapy since 1980. My referrals come mostly from previous clients or professionals in fields of  healthcare, medicine, law or education. My longstanding affiliation as a part time faculty member at the University of San Diego has provided me with information and resources on current trends and research in the field. My experiences as a teacher in graduate school, a consultant to agencies and private businesses, and many years as a therapist in private practice have given me tremendous opportunities to learn about and work with the issues clients bring to therapy. My approach is strength based. I look for what works and how we can do a better job of managing our lives.

Business Consultation

Most executives and entrepreneurs are very bright, creative, successful people who have worked hard to make their' vision a reality. It is not unusual for their technical skills and expertise to far exceed their ability to manage people. My work as an executive coach and consultant helps them to:

  • improve on how they manage and work with key staff
  • make the best use of their time and resources
  • manage conflict more effectively
  • anticipate problems in a pro-active way
  • improve on how they communicate to enhance performance and cooperation
  • improve their leadership skills
  • build more a more effective management team
  • clarify their role and responsibilities

My work as an executive coach is to focus on the uniqueness of the business an'd the personnel. interventions are tailored to meet the needs of each company. This is a highly individualized approach which attempts to find balance between the needs of the individuals, the organization and the company culture.

Dr. Larry Chamow is located at the Pacific Family Institute in the village of Carlsbad


Dr. Larry Chamow has been in private practice in Carlsbad since 1980. He specializes in working with people with relationship problems in the therapy setting where they can be seen as individuals, couples or families. Dr. Chamow holds a Doctorate Degree in Psychology from the United States International University in San Diego and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from San Francisco State University. He is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

Dr. Chamow has been on the faculty in the Dept. of Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of San Diego since 1991. He has also taught Couples Therapy at the Calif. School for Professional Psychology in San Diego. He has trained therapists and consulted for agencies and businesses throughout Southern California and other parts of the country. He has presented at numerous national conferences on couples therapy. supervision, therapy techniques, and adolescents. He has published several articles in national publications and is co-author of two books Essential Skills in Family Therapy and Essential Assessment Skills in Couple and Family Therapy. Both are published by Guildford Press.

Dr. Chamow is a clinical professor at the University of San Diego. He is a fellow and an approved supervisor with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. He is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists where he received their distinguished clinician award for 2020. He has worked as a clinician, professor, trainer, consultant and administrator in the mental health field. He has also worked as a consultant and executive coach for small businesses and their executives.

Dr. Larry Chamow

2777 Jefferson St. Suite 201

Carlsbad, California


Phone: (760) 434-1416