Michele McCarthy Larzelere, PhD

Associate Professor of Clinical, Family Medicine

LSU Family Medicine Residency Program
Ochsner Medical Center - Kenner
200 West Esplanade Ave., Suite 409
Kenner, LA 70065
Phone: (504) 471-2757


PhD Clinical Psychology
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge


Michele McCarthy Larzelere, PhD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Larzelere received her training in clinical psychology at LSU in Baton Rouge and completed her internship at the New Orleans Veterans Administration Medical Center, where she participated in the post-traumatic stress disorder specialty track. Prior to coming to LSUHSC in 1998, she served as the director of the Masters and Johnson Trauma Stabilization Program.

Dr. Larzelere’s research interests include health promotion and physician and patient communication. She has been involved in several grants examining cognitive behavioral components of disease state management for asthma and diabetes. Dr. Larzelere has also conducted research in the areas of sleep and anxiety disorders. 


Clinical Interests

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Panic Disorder

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Selected Publications

  • Larzelere M, Campbell JS. (in press, projected publication date 3/1//2016)  Sleep Disorders.  In Burg MA and Oyama O. (Eds.).  The Behavioral Health Specialist in Primary Care: Skills for Integrated Practice. Springer.

  • Larzelere M, James E, Arcuri M. Treating Depression: What works besides drugs, and how effective are these treatments? Journal of Family Practice. 2015; 64(8): 454-459.

  • Larzelere M.  Behavioral Interventions for Office-Based Care: Interventions in the family medicine setting.  FP Essentials. March, 2014; 418: 11-19.

  • Delfino M,  Larzelere M,  Behavioral Interventions for Office-Based Care: Behavior change.  FP Essentials. March, 2014; 418: 20-23.

  • James E, Larzelere M.  Behavioral Interventions for Office-Based Care: Depressive disorders.  FP Essentials. March, 2014; 418: 24-27.

  • Campbell JS, Larzelere M.  Behavioral Interventions for Office-Based Care.: Anxiety Disorders. FP Essentials. March, 2014; 418: 28-40.

  • Larzelere M, Williams DE.  Promoting smoking cessation.  American Family Physician. 2012; 85(6): 591-598.

  • Larzelere M, Campbell J, Adu-Sarkodie NY.  Psychosocial factors in aging.  In Morelli V, Sidani M.  Clinics in Geriatric Medicine.  2011; 27(4): 645-659.

  • Larzelere MM, Campbell JS, Robertson M.  Complementary and alternative medications for behavioral health indications.  In Zoorob R, Morelli V.  Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice (Integrative Medicine in Primary Care Part II).  Prim Care Clin Office Prac  2010; 37: 213-236.