independent practitioner

Larry Dyer, PhD, LCSW

  • PhD in Social Work, University of Kansas
  • MSW in Social Work, University of Kansas
  • Ma in Gerontology, North Texas State University
  • BA in Philosophy


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Missouri

Member, The Academy of Certified Social Workers of the National Association of Social Workers


Dr. Dyer provides individual, couples, and group therapy using a strengths-based approach that helps his clients find their individual solutions to their life situations. Additionally, Dr. Dyer is faculty at the University of Missouri, School of Social Work.  He primarily teaches the Advanced Social Work Practice sequence and the Psychopathology class.  His academic interests include trauma therapy, substance abuse, mental health, and counseling approaches that are culturally informed and appreciative of human diversity.

Dr. Dyer’s prior practice experience focused on agency work in the fields of aging, substance abuse, mental health, HIV/AIDS, and corrections.  His dissertation focused on finding the factors that help people leaving prison transition successfully to community life.

“I like to be a traveling companion sharing your experience and sustaining you on your journey to healing and recovery. As you start your recovery process, you enter therapy not only with many questions, but also with many talents and strengths. I seek to help you become aware and mobilize those strengths to promote healing and recovery.”  Dr. Dyer