We also provide telehealth in Minnesota & Florida. Always accepting new clients. (727) 946-1346

We also provide telehealth to all Minnesotans and Floridians.Always accepting new clients. (727) 946-1346


Larry Baumgartner
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Minnesota & Florida


Hi there! Nice to meet you!

First off, I am a Minnesotan. I was born and raised in West Central Minnesota, lived in the Twin Cities then moved to Florida for 15 years. The Sunshine State was true to its name. My wife and I met a lot of great people there and have many great memories. Tampa will always be a special place for us. We now live in the Twin Cities and are looking forward to seeing the beautiful fall colors and experiencing all the great things my home state offers. We are parents of 3 adult children. We also have an energetic and playful Belgian Malinois.

In my spare time besides spending time with my beautiful wife and our dog, I am a huge sports fan! I enjoy attending or watching the @Twins, @Vikings, @Timberwolves, @MinnesotaWild, @TBLightning, @Raysbaseball and @Buccaneers.

I have a master’s degree in Marriage & Family Therapy. My bachelor’s degree is in Mass Communications from Bemidji State University in Bemidji, MN. I am dually licensed as a Marriage & Family Therapist in Minnesota & Florida. I am a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), Minnesota Association of Marriage & Family Therapy (MAMFT) and Florida Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (FAMFT).

My private practice, Best Hope Counseling provides in-person and telehealth therapy in Minnesota & telehealth therapy in Florida. I provide SOLUTION-FOCUSED TALK THERAPY for relationships, professionals, and athletes. If you are committed to change and want to get out of the repeated patterns you and your partner have been in for a while, call us at 727-946-1346 or you use the contact button below.

Best Hope Counseling provides therapy and counseling services for relationships, professionals and athletes in the Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN & Greater Tampa Bay, FL area.

Proudly serving these Minnesota communities: Savage, Prior Lake, Shakopee, Eden Prairie, Burnsville and Chaska, MN.

Proudly serving these Florida communities: East Lake, Trinity, Odessa, Land O’Lakes, Lutz and Oldsmar, FL.

Best Hope Counseling offers telehealth therapy in all areas of Minnesota & Florida.