Misty R. Lawrence
LCMHC, LMFT, NCC, BC-TMH
Misty Lawrence is the founder and therapist of Still Waters Christian Counseling. She is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, National Certified Counselor, and Board Certified Telemental Health Provider. Misty received an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University in 2015, and a BA in Bible and Theology from Asbury University in 2007.
Misty’s previous experience includes working with a professional non-profit counseling agency, and as an integrative psychotherapy intern in a medical setting. Prior to pursuing graduate school Misty served in full time ministry, as a youth director, where it became clear that counseling was her calling. She has special experience treating emotional processing, living joyfully with physical illness, and healing from family dysfunction.
Misty is a holistic therapist who skillfully considers the mind, body, relational, and spiritual elements of each client. She understands the pain and agony that many face as a result of living in an imperfect world. She is also deeply aware of the freedom that follows healing and loves bringing hope into painful situations. Her helping approach focuses on meeting individuals in their unique need and providing a personalized plan to attain therapy goals. In order to achieve this she uses an integrated structure created from Biblical principles and sound psychological and clinical findings
Therapeutic approaches are selected for each client based on their presenting problem, the client’s therapeutic style preferences, and approaches that have empirically supported evidence. Person-centered therapy is used to gain understanding of the client’s concerns, and to collaboratively establish therapeutic goals. Once a holistic picture has been created, therapies such as internal family systems, Gestalt therapy, or systemic theories may be implemented to reach therapy goals. Misty believes that pursuing therapy is a sign of great strength. It is a willingness to explore yourself and your experiences which leads to greater insight and healing.