About Me

Licensed marriage and family counselor that specializes in individuals, couples and families. I concentrate in the treatment of depression, anxiety, chronic illnesses, end of life matters, relationship issues, family conflict, intimacy, self-esteem, self-harming behaviors and coping skills. I am certified in psychoanalysis and as a result I work with the interaction and forces within the person, particularly unconscious thoughts, structures of personality and childhood traumas.

I believe in systemic treatment, meaning that I do not only focus on the individual but also in the external forces that might be affecting the inner self. I provide services to individuals who are facing chronic illnesses, before and after the disease, as well as family members who need support to face different challenges. Having extensive experience in hospice, I understand the importance of end of life and mortality conversations. Furthermore, I help couple’s with premarital therapy or relationship issues. Families who come to me are eager to understand how their past relationships might be affecting the current problem while finding coping and communication skills that will ease the situation. By exploring the function of depression and anxiety in depth we can understand and learn to manage symptoms that may be arising.

Real healing is possible! Healing wounds from the past while understanding issues from the present in a non-judgmental, warm and safe environment constructs a fundamental ground for long-term success. I offer in-person and telehealth therapy through a HIPPA compliant software. I am happy to provide a free phone consultation to answer any questions you may have.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

LMFT #MT 4206 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Lorena Klahr. 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 by A.L. on Aug 16, 2022 after therapy with Lorena for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

She understands your needs and gives you the perfect system to achieve your goals. (i.e. I love reading and she recommended me books related to my problems)

Written by F.L. on Aug 11, 2022 after therapy with Lorena for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, coaching, and adhd

She seems to me to be an experienced person, since before I started my therapies for the first time with her, I felt confident and knew that she was the right one. tomorrow is my second session. but what I like about her is that she focuses on me as a patient and leaves me homework and work sheets for me to do during the week. So far it's a 10 out of 10 :)

Written by M.A. on Aug 04, 2022 after therapy with Lorena for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

In the short time I’ve been working with Lorena, she has challenged me to understand myself and shift my perspective in a way that has already been hugely beneficial. She has been responsive and understanding of my situation and what I need to work through. Very happy so far and have every confidence this will continue to be the case.

Written by N.A. on Jul 27, 2022 after therapy with Lorena for 3 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

After only two sessions, Lorena has been very supportive and offered new perspectives on circumstances and ways of handling "life". Lorena is very kind and easy to speak with. Highly recommend her expertise. Thank you, Lorena.

Written by M.A. on Jul 17, 2022 after therapy with Lorena for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and grief

Lorena has been kind and helpful.

Written by S.H. on May 30, 2022 after therapy with Lorena for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and compassion fatigue

Lorena is awesome. I highly recommend her. She listens, provides constructive criticism, helpful feedback, and really helps me see the other side of things. I appreciate her support.

Written by M.I. on May 28, 2022 after therapy with Lorena for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, coping with life changes, and adhd

Best therapy I’ve been too

Written by N.I. on Jan 28, 2022 after therapy with Lorena for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, adhd, anger management, addictions, compassion fatigue, bipolar disorder, and coaching

I have previous experience with different approaches to therapy and I was initially skeptical about trying a new approach (psychoanalysis vs behavioural therapy), but I gave it a chance and within the first session I had already established a trusting rapport with Lorena. I am getting a lot of value out of our sessions. The intake questionnaire provided by BetterHelp in my client on boarding was very useful in communicating my needs to Lorena, and she has been consistent in responding to my requests for homework, challenging me, offering compassion, etc. It's been a great start to a therapeutic relationship and I am looking forward to continuing my healing journey with Lorena's support.

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