George Lawson

(LCSW)

About Me

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Arizona and have provided counseling services to a culturally diverse population for more than 25 years. I have formerly been employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs, DHHS/Indian Health Service and DoD/Army in their family advocacy program. I have spent many years working with individuals suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, anger, marital/partner and grief issues. I respectfully work in collaboration with my clients from a totally non-judgmental perspective. My goal is serve in the role of counselor, adviser, educator and positive resource to assist in the resolution of troubling issues that are negatively impacting one's life and impeding progress toward a happier, more productive existence. My theoretical base is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with the flexibility of employing other treatment modalities as they fit a client's needs. We are all unique and seek peace of mind in our own way. Sometimes we lose our way. That's when it's time to reach out for answers. I'm here to assist and work with you when you are ready. Your confidentiality, safety and joyfulness are my primary concerns.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 28

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #LCSW - 3505 (Expires: 2019-01-31)


Reviews

Written by K.E. on Nov 15, 2018 after counseling with george for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

George has been very supportive, and given sound advice to me every step of the way.

Written by I.V. on Nov 09, 2018 after counseling with george for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

George listens and engages. He gives me some great tips on reaching my goals. He is very responsive and accommodating.

Written by M.I. on Nov 04, 2018 after counseling with george for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

I have seen many counselors over the years, and though some have been better than others, George definitely ranks among the best. He has helped me in so many ways, but I what I most appreciate if his honest approach at all times, along with specific actions items at the end of each session to help me build upon what we talked about during our discussion.

Written by J.E. on Oct 11, 2018 after counseling with george for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

He such a very easy person to talk to. I feel instant relief when I open up to him about things on my mind and always listens and gives great feedback, I would strongly recommend him.

Written by D.A. on Sep 28, 2018 after counseling with george for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

George has been very help, accommodating, and forthright with information.

Written by R.O. on Sep 21, 2018 after counseling with george for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Working through my mental issues with George has been great. Often it seems we’re just having a great conversation that’s helping me clear my head of things that would be difficult to happen in such a focused format outside of the counseling. Then the biggest benefit comes after almost every session - I end up with a take away gem that helps me make real progress on my own.

Written by V.I. on Aug 18, 2018 after counseling with george for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and sleeping

George is fantastic. He's the life-line I've been looking for.

Written by J.E. on Jul 25, 2018 after counseling with george for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and anger

From the moment I started seeing George, I felt like someone had my back and was on my side. Not because he just agrees with everything I say, because he tells me hard truths if that's what is needed. For the first time, I feel like I have a cheerleader encouraging me and most of all understanding me.

Written by J.B. on Jul 06, 2018 after counseling with george for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions

I’m grateful for George and I really feel like he wants me to succeed and won’t judge if I don’t. It’s always nice to have someone in your corner.

Written by L.I. on May 21, 2018 after counseling with george for 7 months on issues concerning addictions, and sleeping

George has been a lifesaver for me. He handles my issues and me with patience, humor and wisdom. I appreciate his ability to listen, and his advice in helping me with a variety of problems. I would recommend him to anyone in need of assistance, doled out with compassion, and just the right amount of accountability.

Written by A.R. on May 04, 2018 after counseling with george for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping, self esteem, career, and bipolar

Very supportive and listens very well.

Written by D.E. on Apr 30, 2018 after counseling with george for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, eating, sleeping, self esteem, and career

George Lawson is amazing and extremely helpful. He listens to everything you have to say and gives his opinion on the subject matter. He is kind and gentle and I would recommend him to anyone suffering emotional distress from a relationship.

Written by G.A. on Feb 28, 2018 after counseling with george for 2 months on issues concerning relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

I’ve seen George for 3 months for a variety of relationship and life problems. He has been a huge help in helping me come to my own conclusions, He balances compassion and understanding with thoughtful challenges. I respect his wisdom and appreciate his experienced yet casual attitude.

Written by J.A. on Feb 09, 2018 after counseling with george for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family, eating, and bipolar

George is just what I needed. I love the worksheets he gives me and the support he provides.

Written by .. on Jan 03, 2018 after counseling with george for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger

I have only begun my journey with George, but he has already helped see things in a different light. I can’t wait to continue our journey and see what else George can teach me.

Written by K.E. on Dec 13, 2017 after counseling with george for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, parenting, self esteem, and career

George has been simply phenomenal with his insight and support. He takes the time to explain his perspective and help me understand my own.

Written by S.A. on Nov 23, 2017 after counseling with george for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

George has been incredibly helpful to me in allowing me to tackle my anxiety. Non-judgemental, practical, always getting to the route of my long ramblings, and with lots of fantastic ideas of how to change my outlook in a positive way.

Written by K.A. on Oct 26, 2017 after counseling with george for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

George is a fantastic counselor. He does a great job of helping me work through my issues in my own way. Our sessions are meaningful and I always walk away with new strategies and ways to help me manage my feelings. He has a humorous, insightful approach that makes him my favorite counselor that I've worked with.

Written by S.H. on Oct 11, 2017 after counseling with george for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, and trauma and abuse

George Lawson is wonderful. He is very flexible. He listens attentively and offers various viewpoints and suggestions. He is supportive and understanding. I highly recommend him.

Written by S.A. on Sep 08, 2017 after counseling with george for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family

I have had several different counsellors in my life, but never has anyone connected with me like George has. He is so intelligent & thorough, I feel like I can talk to him about anything and he will help me work through it. It has been so nice to have someone to talk to that really understands me & is not judgemental. Thank you George!

Written by K.R. on Sep 04, 2017 after counseling with george for 4 months on issues concerning relationship

George has been the most responsive counselor I've ever met. He is understanding and offers poignant insight on situations. He could not come more recommended!

Written by B.Y. on Aug 25, 2017 after counseling with george for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, self esteem, and anger

George has been frank, honest, and has the habit of being insightful at a time when clarity is needed most.

Written by J.E. on Jul 19, 2017 after counseling with george for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

So far, I feel he has heard my concerns. I feel that I can trust him to guide me on my issues. Thank you for your support, George!

Written by A. . on Jul 18, 2017 after counseling with george for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship, and self esteem

George Lawson has worked with me on several issues concerning personal relationships. He is quite tuned into where I'm coming from and how I need to be helped. His answers aren't auto-responses. They seem to be well-connected and useful. I highly recommend Mr. Lawson.

Written by K.A. on Jul 15, 2017 after counseling with george for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

George always responds quickly and offers a variety of options to connect with him. He has the experience to help me and listens well. He offers great advice and suggestions, and is very caring and compassionate.

Written by R.I. on Jul 13, 2017 after counseling with george for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family, intimacy-related, parenting, self esteem, and career

George is definitely a life saver!! Within a couple minutes I feel like a totally different person ready to conquer the world with his down to earth and practical advice.

Written by J.A. on Jul 11, 2017 after counseling with george for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, eating, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and career

My counselor is very attentive, communicative, and respectful. He is down to earth and easy to talk to. I would recommend BetterHelp and George to others.

Written by C.H. on Jun 23, 2017 after counseling with george for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, and anger

George has been absolutely wonderful and very patient. I have appreciated our sessions and will continue to use this service!

Written by M.A. on Jun 04, 2017 after counseling with george for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

George is a wonderful listener and a very good counselor. I really enjoy talking with him and I always feel listened to.

Written by E.S. on May 30, 2017 after counseling with george for 2 months on issues concerning self esteem, and career

George is down to earth and a good communicator.

Written by C.H. on May 27, 2017 after counseling with george for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

George is helpful and quick to respond. I appreciate that he is deeply committed to a non-judgemental approach. I am at a point in which it is helpful to be encouraged, with occasional suggestions, while being trusted with my own intuition and inner resources to process and make decisions myself. I've noticed improvement in my mood and ability to treat myself kindly since working with him.

Written by J.E. on May 26, 2017 after counseling with george for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, and intimacy-related

George has been a kind and open listener for me through some confusing and discouraging times. He asks challenging questions, which I need to learn how to answer. He has been a great resource to me and I am very grateful for his time, compassion, and objective advice.

Written by C.H. on May 23, 2017 after counseling with george for 1 month on issues concerning depression

From the start of our counseling sessions, George was very hospitable and professional. As someone who had never been in a counseling situation before, he made it very easy to not only express myself, but to address and analyze things I had never talked to anyone else about. His kindness, demeanor, and realism set the stage for very productive and rather fun conversations. In the end, I came out feeling a thousand times better about myself on a personal and emotional level, having finally found certain answers I had been searching for.

Written by L.A. on May 15, 2017 after counseling with george for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship, and trauma and abuse

I started counselling a month ago with George. He is very responsive and non-judgemental. I felt like this was a good place to ventilate my thoughts and after just a month I am feeling much better about everything I was feeling miserable about. I would definitely recommend BetterHelp and George to anyone. This service is also very good in the way that you can write your thoughts at any time instead of waiting for a formal session and forgetting half of them.

Written by D.E. on Apr 05, 2017 after counseling with george for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and intimacy-related

I like George Lawson. He seems down to earth, practical and caring. I look forward to talk with him.

Written by S.T. on Apr 03, 2017 after counseling with george for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, and grief

I started out being skeptical of the on-line counseling, but due to the convenience, I thought I'd give it a try. Much to my surprise, In just a few sessions George has been immensely helpful in listening (via computer) and advising. I quickly came to trust him. He did offer me the option to Skype rather than keyboard, but I find I have time to think a bit more and I'm greatly satisfied with this process.