|Dr. Tom Lawry|
Tom Lawry has treated clients at Clinical Psychologists, P.C. for 25 years. Dr. Lawry has experience in treating adolescents, adults and couples with many diverse issues. Tom's specialties include: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (both veterans and childhood abuse), substance abuse treatment, psychoeducational assessments, and couples therapy.
Tom's PTSD work has been primarily with combat veterans and childhood abuse victims. Before coming to Clinical Psychologists, P.C. he was a director of a PTSD inpatient unit at the Tuskegee VA hospital in the early 1990's and a staff psychologist at a veterans outreach center in Springfield, Virginia in the late 1980's. Tom also directed an inpatient substance abuse unit at Tuskegee, and has worked with both professionals and the general population with substance abuse issues for many years.
Through a contract with the Auburn University Athletic Department, Tom has coordinated psychoeducational assessments with student athletes. Over the years, Tom has also worked with student athletes with substance abuse problems and other psychological issues.
Tom attended Atlantic College in South Wales for the last two years of high school and Cambridge University in England for two years before graduating from The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Psychology. Tom received his doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Tom has been a licensed psychologist since 1987.
In his spare time Tom tries to balance physical and intellectual pursuits. In the past Tom has completed a number of marathons and still enjoys running and cycling to stay in shape. Tom also enjoys playing chess competitively. Tom and his wife enjoy travel, and he has two step-sons and four grandchildren.