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Dr. Lawrence Smith

Licensed Professional Counselor,Christian Counselor

Works with Children, Adolescents and Adults

Specialty issues: Anxiety, Anger Management, Stress, Depression, Grief & Loss, PTSD, Men's Issues, Marital Issues, Divorce Issues, Family Issues, Family Violence & Abuse, Recovery Issues, ADHD, OCD, and Other Learning and Development Disorders

Virginia Beach location

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EDUCATION

  • James Madison University (1990), Bachelors of Science in Psychology and History
  • The College of William and Mary (1992), Masters of Education in School Psychology
  • Old Dominion University (2003), Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed School School Counselor course completion track only
  • Regent University (2011)Doctorate of Education/ Educational Psychology

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Private practice, Individual and Family therapy , Christian Psychotherapy Services, 2005 - Present
  • Tidewater Community College (2006-present), Adjunct Instructor in Psychology
  • Licensed School Counselor (2003-present), high school guidance counselor and school guidance and counseling department chair
  • Pendleton Child Service Center (1994-2003 & 2007-2010), Mental Health Clinician II working with children ages 5-13
  • The Pines Residential Treatment Center (1993-2007), Residental Counselor working with adolescent males Pendleton Child Service Center (1994-2003 & 2007-2010), Mental Health Clinician II working with children ages 5-13
  • Regent University (2005), Adjunct Instructor

LICENSURE

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (2003)
  • Licensed Professional School Counselor (2003)

PUBLISHED

  • Meta-Analysis of the Efficacy of Sensory Integration Training (May 2011) Doctoral Dissertation

SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Member of local church since (1980)

THERAPY ORIENTATION

  • Behavioral and Cognitive-Behavioral approaches. Client-centered focus