Debra Lawrence, LCSW
Finding a therapist with whom you “connect” is crucial. This means working with someone you feel safe with, someone who respects and cares for you. We all have challenges in our lives. They show up as something different for everyone. No matter how serious the issue(s), human beings are resilient by nature. Your resilience will be focused on. A caring and supportive relationship with your therapist can offer encouragement, reassurance, and foster skill that can result in a person’s ability to adapt well in the face of adversity, trauma, or stress.
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 experiential approach to therapy can help you make sense of life again. 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 both in the United States and abroad. These settings have included hospitalization settings, individual practice settings, school settings, to running Outward Bound type groups for a Registered Charity for “at risk” children in Scotland. I work with anyone from 5 years of age to the aged.
My innovative approach is designed to reveal and clear subconscious patterns that can increase self awareness and confidence. Diverse treatment programs are utilized on an individualized basis. One size does not fit all. These techniques have been tested over time to reduce stress and increase inner peace and satisfaction in life. Consequently, my interventions draw from a broad spectrum of therapeutic approaches tailored with the most appropriate and effective treatment for each individual client. By applying complementary therapeutic approaches and techniques, we will unearth long standing behavior patterns and both conscious and unconscious beliefs that may be holding you back from experiencing a more meaningful life.
Some of the techniques that I have been trained in and utilize are as follows: DBT, CBT, EFT, Brief Solution Focused therapy, Traumatic Incident Reduction ( A trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy), Motivational Interviewing/Consulting, Meditation and Mindfulness training, Psychoeducational modalities, Rational Emotive therapy, Play Therapy, Art Therapy modalities. R.O.P.E.S (reality oriented personal experience services).
These methods 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.
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, 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 if 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.