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Shawn Lawrence, MSW, Supervisee in Social Work


Shawn Lawrence, MSW, Supervisee in Social Work

Practice Location: 

Willow Lawn & Virtual

Ages Treated:

Teens: 15+
Adults: 18+

Primary Areas of Clinical Interest & Expertise: 

· Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, & PTSD
· Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing
· Men's Issues, Life Transitions, and Interpersonal Relationships


Shawn Lawrence (he/him) received his Master of Social Work degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and is completing his residency and supervision hours to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Shawn spent the majority of his career working with children and adolescents who have experienced varying levels of familial abuse and neglect and has clinical experience working with individuals and groups who endure life stressors that can present challenges throughout the lifespan. Shawn spent considerable time working in mental health and social services before returning to school to complete his MSW. Shawn practices from a holistic, person-centered, and trauma-informed approach and incorporates Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing elements into his practice.

Shawn is LGBTQ+ affirming and an active advocate in the LGBTQ+ community. He has a passion for food and the outdoors and likes to spend his free time kayaking, camping, or dining out in local Richmond restaurants with his friends.


Master of Social Work: Virginia Commonwealth University
Bachelor of Social Work: Virginia Commonwealth University

Licenses and Certifications:

Supervisor: Kristin Dahland, LCSW VA # 0904009867, Contact #: (804) 592-6311 ext. 102


While Shawn can accept the following insurances under the supervision of Kristin Dahland, LCSW, we recommend contacting your insurance company to determine if your plan has any restrictions or limitations:
- Anthem (Commercial and Medicaid)
- Aetna (Commercial)
- Cigna
- Molina Complete Care of Virginia Medicaid
- Optima Medicaid (no Commercial)
- United Healthcare Medicaid (no Commercial)

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