Lawrence E. Cross, MA, MSW, LCSW

        I am a licensed clinical social worker, and have been a practicing psychotherapist for over 23 years. My therapeutic work is based in the idea that quality of life is largely dependent upon a feeling of belonging or a sense of connectedness to others. Sometimes though, we feel unwanted, lacking value and self-worth. We can be profoundly uncertain of our own potential or where we stand in our relationships with others.

Individual, Family & Couples Counseling

        I view therapy as a life-changing, collaborative endeavor between therapist and client(s) focused on helping the client(s) to better understand maladaptive patterns and, most importantly, to better comprehend what meanings reside in the evolving process of their experiences in life. Through developing such awareness, clients are then able to live more consciously in terms of their participation in relationships and their behavior choices.

             Serving: Lawrence County Butler County Mercer County
Bessemer  Edinburg  Greenville  Grove City  Hermitage  Hillsville  Laurel
Pulaski  Scott  Union  Volant  West Middlesex  West Pittsburg  Wilmington
     Nenshannock  New Bedford  New Castle  New Wilmington  Sharon

211 West Neshannock Ave • New Wilmington PA 16142 • 724-901-0901 or 724-815-3915

        I believe the work of life changing therapy is a dynamic, interactional approach which focuses on concerns rooted in one's existence. We all grapple with stress, doubt and the challenges of solving our ultimate concerns - "Who am I," and "Where am I headed?" I work with individuals, couples, families, and groups who are experiencing anxiety, depression, and the struggle to surpass one's profound existential doubt. My specialty areas are depression and anxiety, relationship problems, addictions, codependency, and identity development.

        I earned my Bachelors degree in Psychology at Vermont State College Castleton, a Masters degree in Existential Psychology at Duquesne University, and a Masters degree in Clinical Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh. I completed a clinical internship in psychodynamic psychotherapy at Carnegie Mellon University and a second internship specializing in psychotherapy with adolescents. Over the past 23 years I have worked as a psychotherapist in a wide variety of settings ranging from community mental health to private practice.