Hi, I am Athena Lawrence!
My work has allowed me the experience working with individuals from all different backgrounds and experiences. I began practicing in an inpatient facility specializing in co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. I mainly worked with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, codependency, behavioral addiction, and personality disorders. I also specialize in working with clients struggling with relational issues and divorce.
I view people through the lens of attachment, and our most important relationship and attachment is one that we develop with ourselves. We tend to feel lost and disconnected from ourselves, which can lead us to therapy. I work to help my clients develop a secure base within themselves to move through the world authentically and genuinely.
Throughout my work with clients struggling with substance use, I have obtained my CAADC. I am passionate about the specific needs and challenges that substance use can bring. I utilize tools such as motivational interviewing, resource identification, and moderation management to help clients work through their relationship with substances and regain control of their lives.
Athena Lawrence is available for online teletherapy for anyone in Pennsylvania.
PA License #PC013501
Whether you are suffering from panic attacks, obsessive – compulsive disorder, or generalized anxiety we have therapists who use evidenced-based treatments, such as cognitive-bahavioral therapy, to help you.
Depression, one of the most common mental health disorders, is very treatable. Our therapists are specially trained to help individuals with depression get back to feeling like themselves again.
Life transitions encompass many things, including starting or ending a romantic relationship, changes with work or school or making any big life change, such as a move. Often we underestimate how these changes will affect us emotionally until we find ourselves struggling with the ups and downs of the life transition.
While we don’t provide couples counseling at Move Forward, many individuals seek counseling to discuss how they can have healthier relationships. Our therapists can help you learn new ways of communicating, setting boundaries, and other ways to have more positive relationships with others.
Trauma symptoms and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can be debilitating for many who experience it. Recovery from trauma is possible and we have therapists who can help.
Reach out today to get started. Our supportive staff will help guide you through the scheduling process, discuss special requests and consult your insurance needs.