Hello! My name is Kori and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 13 years of experience providing therapy services. I have worked in a wide range of therapeutic settings including military bases, outpatient settings, private practice, and teletherapy. I work with clients affected by depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, and relationship challenges.
Originally from Long Island New York, I moved to Japan in 2010, then Guam in 2017. In 2020 I lived briefly in Spain. I currently live in Virginia Beach, Virginia. I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology at the City University of New York Hunter College and my Masters degree at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
My approach to therapy is client-centered: clients are the experts on their lives and determine the direction and depth of therapy. One of the first questions that I will ask a client is, " Do you learn best through touch, hearing, or sight. We then work together to create a treatment plan that meets the expectation that the client has for their time in therapy with me. I meet the client where they are in life and utilize different types of treatment modalities that include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Brief Solution Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT,) to decrease behaviors or thoughts that cause stress or conflict. I also assist the client in developing skills that are desired , as well as provide a supportive and safe space to help the client begin their journey to obtain peace and joy .
Outside of my work as a therapist, I teach Zumbini to children and parents to add joy to the world. I also enjoy reading, cooking, watching Netflix, and traveling to new places.
Additional areas of focus: Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
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I really appreciate Kori's approach and the guidance that she has provided me.
Written on Oct 25, 2021 after therapy with Kori for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue