Christopher Lawver is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with over 18 years of
experience in private practice and community mental health settings. He is a graduate
of Antioch University Los Angeles with an M.A. in Clinical Psychology and the University of Southern California B.A. Communication Arts and Sciences.
Chris Lawver has practiced in West Hollywood and San Francisco California, specializing in substance use and addiction recovery, codependency and relationship evaluation, and self empowerment in diverse populations.
In 2010, Lawver received a certification in Psychoanalysis from The Los Angeles Institute of
Psychoanalytic Studies in Brentwood campus, adding insight orientated therapy to an impressive skill set.
Chris Lawver has worked at Charles Drew University of Medicine and Sciences, and at the
Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian community services, Jeffrey Goodman special care clinic with
HIV/AIDS services and underserved communities of color and LGBTQ peoples.
In San Francisco, he worked with formerly incarcerated individuals to find their way forward
after being released and re-integrated in the community to find jobs and stability.
He has worked in community mental health settings, practicing CBT and DBT modalities
with severe mental illness and dual diagnosis. He’s expanded in recent years, to include
modern wisdom, energy work and conscious raising approaches and Kundalini yoga.
He has formulated a unique therapeutic approach with an eclectic interpersonal and interactive
style. He is warm, with a good heart and an empathic understanding. Drawing upon personal and professional experiences with grief, addiction and adversity he empowers client’s humanity, creativity and achievements in society. Awareness, Insight, Action > Change
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Codependency, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, HIV / AIDS, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Sexuality
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy
CA LMFT 40090
Chris is incredibly patient and considerate. He's been very accommodating of my schedule if I need to move things around. Additionally, he's very perceptive and personal, and was able to help me work through some anxiety I was having. I've very appreciative of his help!
Written on Feb 03, 2021 after therapy with Lee "Christopher" for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching
Lee is a great therapist that knows when to listen and when to chip in with his insightful thoughts. He gives it to you straight in a kind and respectful way.
Written on Dec 06, 2020 after therapy with Lee "Christopher" for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching
Chris is awesome. He’s so responsive snd attentive and caring. I have never appreciated or enjoyed therapy this much.
Written on Nov 15, 2020 after therapy with Lee "Christopher" for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem
Chris and his insights are helping me through a difficult time. I appreciate his help.
Written on Oct 17, 2020 after therapy with Lee "Christopher" for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion
Chris is very kind and eager to make a connection with you. He holds on to the positive things that you tell him and focuses on what your needs are and specifically how he can help. Good therapist, 10/10 would recommend
Written on Aug 09, 2020 after therapy with Lee "Christopher" for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
So far so good. I feel like he really wants to help and he is actively invested in my problems. He is super nice and knowledgeable and experienced in what in going through.
Written on Jul 25, 2020 after therapy with Lee "Christopher" for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes