Loraine (Lori) Sawyer

LMHC

About me

I am a therapist licensed in Hawai'i with over 10 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of challenges including depression, PTSD, anxiety, relationship issues, and parenting challenges. I have specialized experience supporting parents of children with special needs. I also have extensive experience working with young adults who have experienced trauma and want to learn new skills that can help them to thrive.

I utilize a cognitive behavioral approach and have a comprehensive understanding of trauma informed care which means I strive to be empathetic , kind, and compassionate. I am a proponent of positive psychology and focus on using strengths to support change.

It takes courage to ask for help and my goal is to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

HI LMHC 470


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Loraine (Lori) Sawyer. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Nov 13, 2022 after therapy with Loraine (Lori) for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

Lori was great a listener and provided empathy and patience. Would recommend!

Written on Sep 22, 2022 after therapy with Loraine (Lori) for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

I found myself at an overwhelming crossroad. I needed a safe place to unload my thoughts, emotions and seek guidance. Lori has been so patient, easy to talk with, and really helped me view my situation from different perspectives. I felt comfortable talking with Lori and she really helped me process my situation in little steps. I am really glad I reached out.

Written on Sep 09, 2022 after therapy with Loraine (Lori) for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and bipolar disorder

Lori has been a huge help to me. I wasn't sure if this whole virual therapy would be beneficial for me but Lori has made it so easy. I've never been able to connect with any other therapist in the way I do with Lori and I've been in therapy for over 15 years.

Written on Aug 16, 2022 after therapy with Loraine (Lori) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Lori is a talented therapist. She understands me and asks the right questions. She is also very empathetic. I enjoy our sessions and always look forward to talking with her.

Written on Aug 12, 2022 after therapy with Loraine (Lori) for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

She is the best! She really understands and listens to what I have to say

Written on Aug 06, 2022 after therapy with Loraine (Lori) for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Lori has been a big help to me. I feel like I have made a lot of progress towards my personal therapy goals through working with her. Lori is calm, attentive and very competent in what she does. I would highly recommend her to everyone.

Written on Aug 05, 2022 after therapy with Loraine (Lori) for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Such a great listener and always has good ideas to help improve myself

Written on Jun 28, 2022 after therapy with Loraine (Lori) for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Lori is amazing! She is so thoughtful, non judgmental, and caring. I don’t feel embarrassed telling her my issues and she is very kind and compassionate. She doesn’t make me feel silly. She’s the first therapist who I’ve really loved!!

Written on Jun 04, 2022 after therapy with Loraine (Lori) for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Amazing therapist who stays very involved and asks a lot of prompts to keep the conversation going and active

Written on Jun 02, 2022 after therapy with Loraine (Lori) for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, coaching, and adhd

Totally recommend Lori, she listens compassionately and empathically. Also gives options to help with what you’re going through and helps you to understand what you might be feeling, in case you’d have no clue.

Written on May 31, 2022 after therapy with Loraine (Lori) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

Lori is wonderful. She takes the stress out of therapy by setting the stage for a safe and comfortable space to work through things together.

Written on May 19, 2022 after therapy with Loraine (Lori) for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Lori is professional, kind, extremely understanding and caring. She's not only a great listener, she also has the super power to help you build confidence, stay calm and strong, and be happy.

Written on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Loraine (Lori) for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Absolut help! Really happy I got matched with her, don't think there is a better therapist for my needs. My Anxiety and Panic attacks got so much better. Overall my Life is going in a better direction with her help. I can enjoy life much more.

Written on May 04, 2022 after therapy with Loraine (Lori) for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Lori has been a great therapist. I like that she is active in the participation and prompts me on what I can work on for the next week, and also checks in on what worked and what needs more attention. I highly recommend her!

Written on Mar 26, 2022 after therapy with Loraine (Lori) for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem

I had so far a very positive experience working with Loraine.

Written on Mar 10, 2022 after therapy with Loraine (Lori) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Ma'am Lori is an amazing therapist. She helps me in trying to understand myself better and better myself into dealing with stresses and how to act upon them.

Written on Mar 05, 2022 after therapy with Loraine (Lori) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

I felt Loraine support from day one , even tho I was talking to a stranger I felt comfortable . She was very understanding I suffer from anxiety and panic attacks and she has helped me a lot

Written on Feb 19, 2022 after therapy with Loraine (Lori) for 5 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Lori is an amazing listener who helped me to talk through and find solutions for the problems and doubts I was having in all aspects of my life. She is great at what she does and anyone would benefit greatly from her expertise .

Written on Feb 13, 2022 after therapy with Loraine (Lori) for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Lori is a great professional, she helps me get through my issues and make the right next steps

Written on Feb 12, 2022 after therapy with Loraine (Lori) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

So far great!

Written on Feb 08, 2022 after therapy with Loraine (Lori) for 2 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Lori, you gave me a safe space.

Written on Jan 20, 2022 after therapy with Loraine (Lori) for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Lori has helped me through my toughest time. She is so calm and welcoming and looks into my story holistically. Thank you for your help!

Written on Jan 04, 2022 after therapy with Loraine (Lori) for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Lori is so great, helpful, and responsive. I know I can count on her. 10/10 recommend.

Written on Nov 15, 2021 after therapy with Loraine (Lori) for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Lori is very supportive and understanding. She is very responsive and makes me feel comfortable to reach out.

Work with me!