Fred Stuart - Adult Outpatient Services Clinician

Fred Stuart is an experienced clinician in Adult Outpatient Services.

Fred earned his bachelor’s degree from Vassar College, and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan. Upon graduation, he entered the field of advertising where he spent ten years working for one of the world’s largest ad agencies with clients such as Pepsi, Kodak and Hewlet Packard until he felt a calling for the field of mental health.

He said, “Advertising is very much focused on what makes people tick and how to motivate them to buy this product or that service. Advertising deals with motivation, communication, and perception – all of which play a role in solving mental health problems.”

Fred joined the David Lawrence Center in 1998 after he received his master’s degree in social work from the University of Central Florida. In 2001, he earned his license to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He began his career on the Crisis Stabilization Unit then moved to Urgent Care, before assuming his current role in Outpatient Services where he treats mostly adult clients, some geriatric clients and a few adolescents.

According to Fred, “The main client problems that I encounter as a clinician are depression, anxiety, and situational problems at home, with the family or at work. These are often complicated by access to, abuse of, and/or dependence on alcohol, drugs, and pharmaceutical medications.”

When asked why Fred enjoys working at the David Lawrence Center he shared, “I enjoy the supportive collegial environment such as the peer review process and the informal ways a clinician can reach out to tap the insights of other experienced colleagues. I like helping people, seeing them solve their own problems and watching them get empowerment over their lives and challenges.”