Experienced, Professional & Personal Care
A Wealth of Experience
Chris Lawver is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over fifteen years of clinical experience in private practice and community mental health. A graduate of Antioch University with an MA in Clinical Psychology, Lawver currently practices psychotherapy in West Hollywood, specializing in substance abuse and addiction recovery, codependency and relationship evaluation, and self-empowerment. In 2010, Lawver received a certificate of Psychoanalysis from the Los Angeles Institute in Brentwood, adding insight-oriented therapy to an already impressive skill set. In 2011, Lawver divided his time between the Charles Drew University of Medicine and Sciences and the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian community services Jeffrey Goodman Special Care Clinic, training to work in HIV services. Lawver continued to expand his expertise with extensive work in community mental health, practicing Cognitive and Dialectical Therapy with the severe and persistent mentally ill and dual diagnosis.
A Unique Therapeutic Approach
Over the years, Chris Lawver has developed an individual and unique therapeutic approach, combining his extensive expertise in psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and community mental health, with spiritual principles of oneness and harmony. This tested and re-tested approach has helped Lawver guide dozens of patients out of angst and depression, through darkness to light, from addiction to sobriety, toward peak self-confidence and onward. Lawver’s therapeutic approach includes a methodical and personal means of connecting, a tactic that promotes high levels of trust and openness. Once a certain level of trust has been developed, Lawver collaborates with his patients to ‘bring the light forward’, a process of releasing negative energy and awaking the positivity within. Lawver’s main focus is on creating a true and deep connection with his patients. This connection increases the likelihood of behavior modification, fulfillment, and personal breakthrough. When the proper levels of trust are in place and a strong connection has been developed, Lawver is able to guide patients toward self-awareness, to finally see not only who they really are, but who they can become.
Breaking Through Barriers
Psychotherapy is an interactive treatment, and a proven means to dealing with difficult life stressors. Bad partnerships or marriages, failed dating experiences, or the aftermath of a lover’s betrayal, are just a few life stressors that a therapist can guide you through. Therapists can specialize in subcategories of psychology and therapy, specific treatment methods, or in areas of the stressor, such as divorce or addiction. Chris Lawver has assisted a variety of patients break through a variety of barriers. If you’re experiencing pain from dealing with any of the following issues, Chris Lawver can guide you toward freedom and recovery.
- Relationship Difficulties
- Addiction, Substance Abuse and Recovery
- Anxiety and Panic Attacks
- Trauma, Including PTSD and Abuse
- Self-Esteem Issues
- Life Transitions, Career Changes and Stress