Kathryn Lawson, PhD
is a licensed clinical psychologist. A native Georgian, she earned a bachelor’s degree in political science at Emory University before attending Georgia State University for a master’s degree in criminal justice. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology at Auburn University in 2006, after which she began a rewarding career as a psychologist with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. She is excited to open a new professional chapter with her transition to private practice.
Kathryn works mainly with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, grief, and anger management in older adolescents and adults. She has extensive experience working with veterans, both of recent conflicts and of more distant ones. She is also skilled with working with victims of non-military violence, including sexual abuse and assault. Kathryn uses evidence-based cognitive-behavioral interventions in her treatment. She believes that these interventions work best in the context of a warm and caring therapeutic relationship in which patient strengths and resilience are emphasized and honored.
Kathryn began working with the Bureau of Prisons because of a commitment to reaching underserved populations and she retains that commitment. She sees telemental health as an opportunity to provide psychological care to those for whom it might otherwise be inaccessible. She is interested in using technological developments to advance the field of psychology and to reduce suffering. In addition to traditional in-person therapy, she is pleased to offer services throughout the entire state of Georgia and to local patients who cannot travel to the office through the use of secure and confidential video sessions.Schedule with Dr. Lawson