Alan Lawrence


About Me

My name is Alan Lawrence and I am a Gerontologist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have had a psychotherapy practice for many years in West Los Angeles and Palm Springs, California.
My graduate studies were completed at USC, University of Southern California. Triple masters level.
As a Gerontologist I specialize in aging issues with older adults and their aging parents.
I work equally well with adults of ALL ages helping to empower themselves and work through some life challenges whether it be their career, retirement issues, losses, relationships, health concerns and even COVID 19 issues. Welcome LGBT community.
I’m eclectic in technique. Each person's therapy plan is customized to meet their specific needs. Many of us are encountering some stress and uncertainty with COVID19 so part of our session might focus on ways to reduce stress. I encourage people to examine their thinking process, internal dialogue and perhaps jot down what their thoughts are. Quite often we have self-defeating, toxic thoughts that cause us to feel stuck, fearful, depressed and stressed out. Cognitive-behavioral therapy will help empower you to change the way you think and behave. Stress management might use visualization, breathing exercises and self-hypnosis to reduce/eliminate stress. Therapy is what you make it. The more effort you put into your therapy session the more you will benefit from it, I look forward to helping you empower yourself.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Cancer , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #LCS12658 (Expires: 2020-11-30)


Written by B.A. on Jul 31, 2020 after counseling with Alan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Alan is very interactive. He communicates all ways possible. He helps me dwell on the solutions while acknowledging the thought process to get there. I’m the pilot and he navigates me through the negatives to get to the positive. Eclectic and solution oriented.

Written by P.A. on Jun 25, 2020 after counseling with Alan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Alan is very easy going and easy to talk to. I enjoy and look forward to hearing from him and chatting with him. I would highly recommend Alan.