Debra Lawrence, LCSW, TF-CBT

Debra Lawrence, LCSW, TF-CBT


The decision to pursue therapy is a powerful step towards change and personal growth. We all have challenges in our lives. Whether you’re feeling stuck, overwhelmed by transition, needing to heal past hurts, grieve losses, or learn how to live a more authentic and meaningful life, together we will explore desired areas of change and growth. Even if what is holding you back is unclear, I welcome you to come in and start wherever you are. 


My goal is to provide the highest quality care and treatment in a tranquil, relaxing, and healing setting designed to help you solve your problems. I believe in a holistic and eclectic approach to the wellness arena which can foster a healthy mind-body-spirit connection. My ideal clients are those who are motivated to grow, and are open to this approach of counseling.

With more than 25 years in the mental health field, my approach to therapy can help you affect the changes you are looking for. I have worked worldwide with many cultures. I have specialized in working with children, teens, adults, the elderly, and families in a multitude of settings with licensure both in the United States and abroad. These settings have included hospitalization settings, individual practice settings, school settings, to running Outward Bound type groups in Scotland, France, and Italy. I work with anyone from 5 years of age through the aged.


Therapeutic approaches utilized can help you work through whatever personal, social, and emotional issues that may be preventing you (or your family member) from living in a manner that could be bringing more peace, love, and light into your life.


Some of the techniques that I have been trained in and utilize are the following traditional and innovative strategies such as: DBT, CBT, TF-CBT, EFT, Integrative Mindfulness, Meditation, and Compassion Therapy, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Traumatic Incident Reduction ( A trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy), Motivational Interviewing/Consulting, Psychoeducational modalities, Rational Emotive Therapy, Play Therapy, Art Therapy modalities, and R.O.P.E.S (reality oriented personal experience services).


I look forward to the opportunity to collaborate with you.


Thank you…Debra S. Lawrence, LCSW 


EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science (BS), Art Education/Art Therapy(double , with a minor in Geology, New York University, New York, New York. Master’s Degree (MSW) in Clinical Social Work, Barry University, Miami, Fla. Licensed in the State of Florida to practice psychotherapy since 1999. Approved and registered in the state of Florida to supervise both graduate level students and post graduate level clinicians, in a clinical setting, until they become licensed to practice. Licensed in Scotland, France, and Italy. 




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