Jeffrey Lawrence, PsyD, is a postdoctoral clinical psychologist who has worked with adults, families and adolescents. He works with people who struggle with a variety of presentations including anxiety, depression, relational trauma, substance abuse, obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors, and interpersonal difficulties. His approach to therapy is integrative, with a focus in psychodynamic work that uncovers the influences and patterns that prevent us from living our best lives.
Jeffrey likes to use the two-person journey inherent in the therapeutic process to help individuals make sense of their experiences, understand the ways that their difficulties have arisen from unmet developmental needs, and provide a validating environment that can open up the potential for new, more fulfilling life experiences. He also works to meet the person where they are, which sometimes involves behavioral interventions rooted in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). He has had the privilege and pleasure of working with people across a variety of cultural backgrounds.
Jeffrey received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Yeshiva University’s Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. His research focuses on the acculturation process and identity formation of first-generation Jamaican-Americans. During his training, Jeffrey has worked with children, adolescents, and adults across the lifespan. His pre-doctoral experience includes New York Foundling/Bronx Community Services, Queens Hospital Center, Kingsboro Psychiatric Center, NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, and a pre-doctoral internship at Bellevue Hospital Center. Additionally, Jeffrey will work part-time as a post-doctoral psychotherapist at the William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, and Psychology. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and his Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology at George Washington University.