John Lawlor PhD, RCC

Clinical Director

Dr. Lawlor has worked in the mental health and addictions fields for the past 15 years. He has held clinical and managerial positions in inpatient, outpatient, and continuing care settings. His clinical specialty is the development and implementation of evidenced-based programming that draw from established and current research findings and clinical approaches. His dissertation research examined the psychological, social and spiritual constructs of long-term recovery among individuals identifying with an alcohol-use disorder in sustained (>25 years) remission.  

Dr. Lawlor subscribes to the philosophy, that as a social species, individuals achieve and maintain optimal health outcomes within the supportive and cohesive setting of like-mined people. His clinical focus is driven by a desire to mitigate the negative impact of addiction and mental health challenges through the utilization of best practices that emphasize social connectedness.