Dr. Larry Bergmann, PhD

Senior Advisor, Violence Prevention and Humanitarian Assistance

Larry has over 30 years of experience working with individuals, families, and organizations exposed to life-threatening and traumatic events such as crime victimization, industrial accidents, natural disasters, and combat. He has developed violence prevention programs for businesses and public entities, provided training to more than 100 organizations, trained threat management teams, served as an expert witness in violence related litigation and clinically assessed potentially violent employees. He has assisted more than 25 corrections departments, businesses, and communities and served as a consultant to National Institute of Corrections, U.S. Department of Justice – Office of Victims of Crime, National Academy of Science and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

As a mental health counselor in private practice in Columbia, South Carolina, Larry focuses on the treating individuals suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other stress related syndromes, specifically from traumas in the workplace, up to and including active aggressor events. Larry is widely published on various aspects of humanitarian assistance and psychological post-traumatic stress and has provided training, expert witness services and consulting to public and private agencies throughout the United States.