Marisa Lawrence, Counseling / Psychotherapy / Art Therapy

Services Offered

Services Offered:

          Counseling for individuals and families

          Art Therapy for individuals, groups and families

          Teen Group for high school girls

          Art Therapy Assessments

          Supervision for individuals seeking hours for ATR or LPC

          Behavioral consultations for those exhibiting behaviors similar to an autism spectrum disorder


I cannot draw well.  Do I have to be good in art in order to participate in art therapy?

NO, anyone can participate in art therapy.  You don’t have to consider yourself an artist to participate and benefit.

Do you take insurance?

Yes, I am currently in network with Highmark, Capital Blue Cross and Magellan.  I am still working on final approval from others. Check with your insurance company to see if I participate with your plan.

Do you prescribe medication?

No, I am not licensed to prescribe medication; however, I can refer you to other practitioners that could help you if you are interested in medication.

How do I know if you’ll be a good fit for my child?

I always suggested you meet me and have your child meet me for at least two sessions before deciding if it will be a good fit.  I truly believe the best therapy takes place when the client feels comfortable in the therapeutic relationship.  If it turns out that I’m not the best therapist for you or your child, I will be happy to recommend another. Unfortunately it may take a few therapists before you find   the ‘right’ one for you or your family.

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  • Anyone seeking further personal fulfillment
  • Those suffering from a mental health diagnosis such as, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, Autism, Conduct Disorders, fears/phobias, Psychotic Disorders, sexual trauma, and more.
  • Anyone coping with divorce
  • Children coping will bullies
  • Teens coping with transitions
  • New parents
  • Those who have experienced loss
  • Those dealing with a medical illness

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My practice combines compassion and creativity to connect with individuals and families. It is through this connection, whether it be a verbal or a non-verbal connection, that I will guide one through life’s challenges and assist individuals and families in discovering and focusing on one’s strengths and potential for growth.  My clinical background, training and experiences support a variety of therapeutic techniques, such as art, play and traditional therapy, depending on one’s personal goals for treatment. My own experiences, as a parent of a special needs child, have enriched my work as a therapist and helped me gain a richer understanding of the importance of a strong support system. Therefore, I strongly believe in working hard to help individuals and families feel supported during the various joys and adversities of life.

Marisa Lawrence, MA, ATR-BC, LPC

Contact Marisa at 484.891.1131
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