Nicola Lawrence PA-C MMS


2012-present – Psychiatric Physician Assistant, Wellbeing Institute

2015-present – Psychiatric Physician Assistant, Desert Senita Behavioral Health

2010-2012 – Physician Assistant, Nextcare Urgent Care

2008-2010 – Primary Care Physician Assistant, Federal Bureau of Prisons

2005-2008 – Neurosurgical Physician Assistant, Emmanuel Medical Center in Portland Oregon


2003-2005  Masters of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ.

1998-2002 Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ; Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, awarded 2/3rds Scholarship Waiver; 1998 Year of Literature Award

Professional Organizations:

Tucson Physician Assistant Society

P.O.W.E.R. – Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognized

Fields of Clinical Expertise:

Eating disorders
Bipolar disorders
Alcohol and substance abuse
Other psychiatric conditions

Ms. Lawrence works closely with Dr. Cai to serve clients whose ages range from child/adolescent to adult.

A Message from Nicola: My career mission as a Physician Assistant is to help destigmatize mental health and substance abuse illness. My goal is to set my patients up for success. This will be accomplished with the combination of medication management and psychosocial therapy with the Wellbeing Institute team of professionals.”