Centerstone Celebrates Career of Esteemed Psychologist

Dr. Lawrence Ewert retires from Centerstone after 42 years; Community celebration in his honor to take place Friday, June 29

Columbus, Ind. – Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization providing a wide range of mental health and addiction services, today announced that psychologist Dr. Lawrence Ewert will retire after serving the Columbus community and surrounding regions for 42 years. Centerstone will host a celebration in his honor, open to all community members and former clients, on Friday, June 29, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at its 720 North Marr Road location.

“Dr. Ewert has been a significant part of Centerstone and the greater Columbus community over the past four decades, helping to spearhead the advancement of mental health services both within our organization and across this region,” said Suzanne Koesel, CEO of Centerstone of Indiana. “Although he will be greatly missed, his legacy will continue to live on for years to come and we wish him all the best in his retirement.”

The longest-term employee in Centerstone’s Indiana history, Dr. Ewert joined the not- for-profit organization as a staff psychologist in 1970 when it was known as Quinco Behavioral Health. Throughout his 42-year career, he provided outpatient clinical services to countless children, adolescents, families, and adults, and oversaw teams of psychologists and social workers as a supervisor, mentor and friend.

Professionally, Dr. Ewert has worked with numerous local organizations, serving as President of the Indiana Psychological Association, and board member for Community Action Program, and Alternatives, Inc. He has always been a passionate advocate for mental health on national and state levels and held membership in the American Psychological Association, Indiana Council of Community Mental Health Centers, and Professional Academy of Custody Evaluators.

Dr. Ewert holds certification as a Health Service Provider in Psychology by the Indiana State Board of Examiners in Psychology and as a Registered Custody Evaluator. He earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, his M.A. in Psychology, and his B.S. in Psychology from the University of Illinois.

About Centerstone of Indiana

Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization, has provided a wide range of mental health and addiction services to Indiana residents for more than 50 years. Through more than 60 facilities in 17 Indiana counties, Centerstone serves more than 24,000 children, adolescents, adults and seniors each year. The organization also operates the Foster Care Select program in 24 counties. It is accredited by CARF International. For more information about Centerstone, please call 800-344-8802 or visit www.centerstone.org