Robert Lawrence II

Robert Lawrence II, LCSW

Clinical Supervisor

Rob is originally from New York City. Rob attended Duquesne University where he majored Psychology and Sociology, before moving up Forbes Avenue to the University of Pittsburgh where Rob completed his Master's in Social Work, with a focus in Mental Health. Rob has worked in the field for over eleven years working in inpatient, emergency room, and outpatient settings.

Rob's approach to therapy is very eclectic. As he is very passionate about working with adults within the Black and African American Community and through this passion has found that pulling from varying experiences, theoretical frameworks, and the individual's own sense of comfortability makes for a more enriching therapy experience. The intensity of our problems often can be connected to the simple marriage of our circumstances with our mindset. Life doesn't start after the obstacles; life is the obstacles. We may not be able to change our circumstances as easily, but we can ALWAYS change our mindset. Primarily he pulls from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy in his approaches to treatment, as he believes that it is our thinking that is the strongest influence on our behavior and emotions leading to a more positive and impactful change.

He additionally has experiences working with culturally diverse individuals. Especially as it pertains to but not limited to the current climate of social injustices, and police brutality against black and brown people of color, gender roles, family issues, and cultural identity.

Rob values a non-judgmental atmosphere where individuals can feel safe to process, heal, and explore their thoughts in comfort as they look to balance their lives.