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Ronald S. Lawrence, LCSW, CASAC

Licensed Psychotherapist 

Ronald is Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in New York and Connecticut and a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) in New York. Apart from other counseling techniques, his approach to therapy is of a responsive style towards the clients’ needs. Operating on the core values of being empathetic, genuine, and non-judgmental, Ronald is positively committed to the belief that everyone has the capacity for change.  

 

With over a decade of experience treating individuals challenged with mental health issues, Ronald's expertise encompasses substance use disorders, and other addictions. His career as counselor began in 2007 at a New York City based non-profit organization, serving individuals with behavioral health needs and substance use disorders. Since then, he has worked in multiple settings and have held multiples positions. These include counselor roles in residential programs for mental health and substance use, primary therapist at a behavioral health day program, Director of a behavioral health community residence, and Deputy Director of admissions for a residential substance use program. Aside from those, Ronald has also worked for two private practices before starting his own private practice.  

 

Ronald's background and interests include working with clients who are experiencing difficulties with patterns of attachment or relationship issues, substance use, anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, life transitions, internal conflicts, chronic illnesses and male & female infertility issues. Working with couples is also a focus at his practice, for he believes a couples' difficulties are hardly one sided.  

 

"The main core principle of my work is that we all have the capacity to change."