Alabama Psychiatry

Dr. Lawrence Rossi, MD

Dr. Rossi is a board-certified psychiatrist who has been in practice for 40 years. He has a BA from Fordham University, an MD from Drexel University and completed his psychiatric residency at McGill University and Yale University. He also completed a one-year fellowship in sociotherapy and psychotherapy at the Yale Psychiatric institute.

Dr. Rossi was a staff psychiatrist and then Director of the Adult Outpatient Clinic at the Institute of Living for 12 years. In addition to clinical practice he supervised residents and taught a one-year course “The Psychiatric Interview” to first year residents. He held a faculty appointment as Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut.

Dr. Rossi served as the Medical Director at the Rushford Mental Health Center in Meriden, CT. for 13 years and in addition to his administrative responsibilities served as the psychiatric program director of the adult partial hospital program and the geriatric partial hospital program.

From 2005 to 2006 Dr. Rossi was the principal investigator for several Phase 3 clinical trials at the CNS Institute in Philadelphia. In 2006 he was appointed the Clinical Director of Trenton Psychiatric Hospital where he served until his retirement in 2014.  At TPH he was involved in introducing Trauma Informed Care, the Recovery Model of severe mental illness, Motivational Interviewing, the SAMHSA Violence Reduction Program and integrating community providers more intensely in treatment planning and discharge planning.

Dr. Rossi joined Alabama Psychiatry in 2017 and is practicing part time in the Auburn office. He is married and has two daughters. He and his wife, Andrea, a retired psychotherapist, love cooking, walking and watching mystery movies and documentaries. 

Dr. Rossi has had a lifelong interest in integrating pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy and believes that doctor and patient are collaborators in the healing process. He hopes that treatment interventions will not only help relieve symptoms but improve quality of life.