Lawana Jackson Mabry is a Doctor of Behavioral Health as well as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker-Board Approved Clinical Supervisor. She earned her doctorate degree from Arizona State University and earned her Master of Social Work degree from Louisiana State University in 2008. She has been practicing in many social work arenas since then. Dr. Mabry is the clinical director of an outpatient behavioral health agency located in multiple cities throughout the state of Louisiana. Her extensive work history also includes inpatient psychiatric social work, school social work, trauma-focused therapy, medical social work as well as child protection.
Dr. Mabry has been grateful to receive invitations and requests to present to different audiences, including undergraduate social work students at Southern University, graduate level social work students at LSU, volunteers with Big Buddy, small church groups and schools throughout the parish. She takes pride in engaging in volunteer work that is centered around hands-on activities within the mental health/social work communities and looks forward to helping to strengthen and encourage upcoming mental health professionals in order to help members of the community normalize the talk about mental illness, mend the wounds of sexual abuse and secure needed resources.
Perhaps one of Dr. Mabry’s most treasured role was as a contract therapist with the Baton Rouge Children’s Advocacy Center. Prior to her recent return to this agency, Dr. Mabry served as a counselor for trauma-exposed children with the CAC for approximately 3 years. She has since returned to this position to help fulfill her passion for direct service and while helping abused children heal.