Joan LawrenceDr. Joan Lawrence, EdD, LPCS, NCC
Therapist / Anxiety and Stress Reduction Specialist


Joan enjoys working with children, teenagers and adults, helping them sort out issues to reach their goals. Joan was born in Charlotte, NC and grew up in Lexington, NC. She has lived in Guilford County since 1990. She received her undergraduate degree in English Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Master of Education in Counseling and Guidance and later earned a Post-Master’s Certificate in Advanced School Counseling there. She also has a Master’s in Academic Psychology from East Carolina University. She earned her doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from Argosy University, Sarasota. Joan is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in North Carolina, a National Certified Counselor and a member of the American Counseling Association.

Joan works with clients of all ages, with the majority of her experience being with children and teens. She uses Client-Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Joan strives to form an effective therapeutic relationship with her clients, aiming to equip them to make the needed decisions to reach their desired goals.