Lawrence graduated from the University of Notre Dame. After serving as a volunteer for two years, he attended and then graduated from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. In 2010, Lawrence graduated from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, earning a Masters in Clinical Psychology with a Counseling Subspecialty.
At Insight Counseling, he is serving individuals, families, children and professionals. His mission is to help people live more fulfilling personal and professional lives.
Lawrence was trained in Client Centered Therapy, sometimes called Person Centered Therapy, developed by Carl Rogers. In this theory the therapist provides an environment that allows a client to make changes in thoughts, personality or behavior. The therapist uses unconditional positive regard for each client - taking the client as they are, with no judgment. The therapist strives to understand the client fully in such a way that the client has insights and epiphanies about themselves. The therapist diligently strives for congruence, which means to remain with the client, as the client explores various issues at his or her own direction.
Lawrence graduated from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 1997, and has been practicing ever since. His current legal focus is where law and psychology intersect: professional responsibility and licensure for lawyers and other professionals, as well as family law, specifically, Collaborative Divorce. He has a law practice in Chicago and Des Moines.
Lawrence is admitted to the Bar in Iowa and Illinois. He is licensed in Illinois as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and is licensed in Iowa as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC).
Lawrence works with attorneys who have questions about the psychological aspects of the practice of law. He also works with psychologists, counselors and social workers who have legal questions. If you have any questions, please contact Insight Counseling.
Insight Counseling is a new psychology practice serving the Des Moines Metro area.
Because legal and psychological issues often overlap, please contact Insight first with any questions you may have.
Is counseling confidential? Yes, with rare exception.
Does Insight take insurance? We are working on it - stay tuned! Even if insurance does not cover your sessions, you will get a receipt with information necessary for you to submit a claim for reimbursement with your insurance carrier.