In 1987 I accompanied my son's soccer team on a trip to Ireland. My job was to make sure everyone stayed healthy. I carried first aid supplies in a black bag. One day a player called me over to the bench. "Hey Doc I need an ice pack." From that moment on, everyone on the team and the parents who were with us called me "Doc". The name stuck and, to this day, everyone calls me "Doc." My first name, by the way, is Larry. You can call me either one.
After graduating from Boston University in 1963, I started my career by working in human relations. From there, I moved into public service and joined the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission as a vocational rehabilitation counselor. I worked my way up to supervisor, manager and finally became the Asst. Commissioner for the agency.
During my career with the agency, I became involved in the National Rehabilitation Counseling Association, the leading professional organization in counseling. Eventually I became its President. I later served as Chairman of the Board for the Commission on Rehabitiation Counseling Certification, a national movement to improve the field of counseling that began in the 80's. I was also named a Switzer Fellow, one of the most coveted honors bestowed by the counseling profession.
From 1974 until 1994 I was also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Counseling at Assumption college. I also had a part-time massage therapy practice.
I retired from both jobs in 1994 in order to work full time with my health and wellness services offered by CHAP. I also helped adults get rid of their pain with clinical massage and trigger point therapy, Olympic athletes and professional athletes from hockey, football and others, veterans with PTSD and young people with ADD, ADHD, and ASD alao sought my help.
In 1997 I was offered an Adjunct professorship at Tufts University where I taught courses in complimentary therapies. I also worked with the Health Services Wellness Team providing sports massage and trigger point therapy.
In 2012 I was named Mentor of the Year by the Massachusetts Mentoring Assciation
I consider myself a very lucky man. Over the years I have had the honor of mentoring many young men and women as they planned their future. Some of my mentees are still in my life after many years. Last year, one of my mentees named his son after me - Larry not Doc. How great is that? I love helping young people start their journey. I also love helping companies educate their employees toward better health and wellness and assisting families in having a thriving life..