O’Nisha Shanette Lawrence, MD

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O’Nisha S. Lawrence, MD, is a psychiatrist and Medical Director of the Outpatient Division in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Assessment and treatment of ADHD, Evaluation and treatment of anxiety and related emotional difficulties
Locations: Main Hospital; Psychiatry and Behavioral Science in University City, PA
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)


Dr. Lawrence is a child and adolescent psychiatrist who specializes in the treatment of depression, mood disorders, ADHD, and anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. She utilizes a combination of psychotherapy and medication management when indicated. Dr. Lawrence has a special interest in supporting adolescents as they explore the various aspects of their identity across sexuality, gender, race, and culture.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT


General Psychiatry - University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC


Child & Adolescent Psychiatry - University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC

Board Certification

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
General Psychiatry

Titles and Academic Titles

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Medical Director, Outpatient Division

Departments and Services