Meet Lawrence Elliott

The Basics:

Where are you from?

Memphis, TN.

Brief Bio

I was born and raised in Memphis. I have an awesome husband and a gorgeous baby girl named Eliza. I refuse to take myself too seriously, I laugh loud, I love exercising, dancing, eating cereal when it’s not breakfast time, and serving people.

What is the one thing about yourself that you would like people to know?

I’m a champion of the downtrodden.

Do you believe a cup is half empty or half full?

Somewhere in between.

What is something you are proud about?

I am proud to be a mother.

Questions about your therapy practice

What do you value about being a therapist?

That clients will share their whole hearts with me because they feel safe to be vulnerable.

What do you think is important for a client to look for in a therapist?

Feeling safe and accepted as is, ability to fully listen and sit in silence, humor, open-mindedness.

How does your faith play itself out in your work as a therapist?

The only reason I am answering these questions right now is because God saved me from a life of addiction and toxic shame. Now, thanks to God’s saving grace, I am doing what He created me to do. This never leaves the forefront of my heart and mind! My faith plays itself out in every single aspect of my work.

Where do you see yourself in five years?

Being a therapist and a mom. I see myself in private practice, being fully trained in trauma therapy and being health coach certified.

Favorites

What is your favorite music and your favorite singer/band?

Jason Isbell is the only person I listen to.

What is your favorite genre of movies?

I love documentaries.

Which TV show would you never miss?

Parenthood, but now it’s canceled. I’m very sad.

Who is your favorite sportsperson?

Serena Williams is a beast.

Who is you favorite actor/actress/celebrity?

Tom Hanks. He is classy.

Just for fun

How do you spend your spare time?

I love/need a good adventure. Sometimes we will just get in the car and see where we end up! It’s usually at the river, throwing the football and playing with Eliza. I also love working out.

What is the last book you read?

Lit by Mary Karr

Are you a morning person or a night person?

AM. Give me all the coffee.

What adjective would a close friend use to describe you?

I asked my friend recently, and she said spunky and adventurous.

If you have friends coming over, what would you cook?

Chicken enchiladas.

If you could...

What super power would you like to have?

I would like to wiggle my nose and make things happen, like that lady on Bewitched.

If you were a character from any movie, who would you be?

The little girl from Little Miss Sunshine. She didn’t fit in, but she lived boldly and never lied to herself about who she was.

Would you like to climb a mountain or trek across a desert?

Climb a mountain for sure!

If you could travel back through time to spend one day, to when would you travel?

The day Eliza was born, 9/17/14. Life changer!

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