O’Nisha Shanette Lawrence, MD

O’Nisha Shanette Lawrence, MD

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

Areas of Expertise: Depression and other mood disorders, Anxiety disorders, Evaluation and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders
Locations: Main Campus; 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

Departments and Services