Therapist Profile

Name:
Shelly Lynn Lawson, M.S.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Location:
2230 W. Chapman Ave Ste 117 Orange, CA 92868-2334
Phone:
(714) 363-4423
Website:
License Number
LMFT40227
Practicing Since:
1999
Additional Licenses:
MFT40227

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I have known since I took a Sociology class in High School what I wanted to do when I grew up: Help people change their lives for the better by offering them support and encouragement, and to be a source of hope and validation for people during troubled times. I have spent the past 15 years working in a variety of settings including social services, community mental health clinics, partial hospitalization programs, and managed care. My job titles included Therapist, Social Worker, Quality Improvement, Clinical Supervisor and Program Director. But the role I enjoy most and have always returned to is that of Therapist. This is the job that motivated me through undergraduate and graduate school, internship, and ultimately through the licensing process. It is such a gift to be able to be part of my client's healing, growth, change and varios other journeys. I incorporate a wide range of theoretical orientations and techniques in my practice.

About My Practice

Office Hours
M-F 8am to 5pm
Services
Individual, family, couples, group
Insurance
Medi-Cal
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.S., MFCC

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Adolescents
Anger Management
Anxiety
Assertiveness Training
Bi-Polar
Career Stress and Changes
Chronically Mentally Ill
Childhood Trauma
Communication Skills
Couples
Depression/Clinical Depression
Elder/Geriatrics/Gerontology
Families
Group Therapy
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Phobias
Pre-Marriage Counseling
PsychoEducational
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Trauma
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Certifications
MFCC
Languages Spoken
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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