Penny Lawrence, MA, MLP, CCS-M, CAADC

Life is difficult and life has joy. As complex human beings, there are several influences in our lives that can impact our mental health. These influences include our family of origin, childhood experiences, biochemistry, environmental settings, society, culture, and our own intra-psychic structure that tells us who we are and where we find worth. Sometimes these influences can distort our own views and how we value ourselves and others. It can be difficult to discern emotions, feelings, and thoughts especially when copings skills are limited, and we continue to face multiple stressors. I believe as human beings we all could seek out and find resilience, healing, and compassion for ourselves if we are willing to do the inner work that is necessary. My goal is to provide a safe place for you to learn and process your concerns.

I have worked in several clinical settings (out-patient clinics, non-profit organizations, community mental health, home-based, and private practice) and have worked with a diverse group of clients. I have specialized training in trauma, addictions, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, family therapy, relational difficulties, psychological testing, and testing for Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Penny is a Master’s Limited Psychologist (MLP) in the state of Michigan. As an MLP, she is under the direct supervision of Julie M. Davis, Ph.D., LP. Penny is also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) in the state of Michigan with extensive experience working with individuals in active addiction and recovery. She is also certified as a clinical supervisor via the Michigan Board of Addiction Professionals.  To schedule an appointment with Penny, please call the main office at 269-459-1818.

 Areas of experience, interest, and skill:

  • Addictions
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral issues
  • Depression
  • Borderline personality
  • Disordered eating
  • Family/Relational issues
  • Grief
  • Personality Disorders
  • Self-harming
  • Trauma 

Penny currently accepts the following insurance plans:

  • Aetna
  • ASR
  • BCBS
  • Carebridge EAP
  • CentraCare
  • CHAMPS
  • Meridian
  • McLaren
  • Priority
  • Ulliance EAP
  • United Health


5985 W. Main Street, Ste. 101
Kalamazoo, MI 49009

1009 44th St. SW, Ste. 103
Wyoming, MI 49509

9555 Middlebelt Rd
Livonia, MI 48150

briana@kalamazoo-therapist.com
(269) 459-1818

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