Lori Georgiou

(LMFT)
Therapist Lori Georgiou Photo

About Me

Welcome to my page on BetterHelp. You have taken the first step in seeking out a therapist and putting yourself and your needs first, so hats off to you! There is no greater gift you can give to yourself and those you love than finding someone qualified to help you during this time of your life. If you are struggling with feelings of anxiety, depression or feeling overwhelmed by circumstances, know that you don’t have to manage this alone. I am a psychotherapist with extensive training and experience working with individuals, couples and families who suffer from a wide variety of challenges. I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Palm Harbor, Florida. I received my MA from the University of South Florida in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling.

My clients enjoy a safe, comfortable, non-judgmental therapeutic experience and are treated with sensitivity and respect. The majority of my clients move out of distress within 8-10 weeks. I teach a variety of tools and skills that you will be able to incorporate into your life so that you will not need me long term. I use methods that are proven and effective in helping people not only cope with their mental health issues but also to grow and thrive. My specialties are anxiety, depression, stress, self esteem issues, career exploration, parenting, couple counseling, divorce counseling and coaching, relationship counseling for individuals, family conflict and childhood traumas. My training is in the following modalities and theories and they guide my therapy practice: Positive Psychology, Emotion Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, EMDR, Energy Psychology, Attachment Theory, and Trauma Informed Therapy.

I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families from all walks of life and I would be honored to help you on your journey. Contact me today!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Depression , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #MT3311 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by A.L. on Jan 25, 2021 after therapy with Lori for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

I feel incredibly fortunate to have been matched with Lori. This was my fourth time trying therapy, and the first time that I managed to make it past the first session. I’m really glad I did because working with Lori has been so beneficial. She is kind, encouraging, empathetic, reassuring, and knowledgeable. I’ve learned so much about myself and in the past few months, and was able to do it in an environment in which I felt safe and supported. She is also a great match for anyone with social anxiety.

Written by M.E. on Jul 30, 2020 after therapy with Lori for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Really helps me out loads better than anything else I have tried. After I hang up, I still wish I could keep talking. Thanks for always being there and listening to my life haha. I have to admit I can tell your good people and very good at what you do. Shes one of the first therapists I have actually seen and can feel that actually care about what you talk about. Thanks for helping me. -Mel Cleveland.

Written by F.R. on Jul 03, 2020 after therapy with Lori for 3 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and career difficulties

This woman is extraordinary. She might not know it, but she kept me from falling far into the depths of despair over the last few months.

She has the patience of a Saint (particularly as I’m not the easiest of people to deal with) and she’s taught me some fantastic resources to deal with various aspects of my mind.

She tells the truth, even if you don’t want to hear it yet, but when it does make sense, it’s always right and the best thing for you.

She’s also got really nice teeth.

If you have the good fortune to be working with Lori, you are a very lucky person.

Written by C.O. on May 30, 2020 after therapy with Lori for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Lori has been a huge asset in my healing and growth journey! Her skill set is unremarkable and I’ve never felt more comfortable with a therapist, which for me is super important. Thank you, Lori for your commitment and dedication!

Written by A.R. on Apr 08, 2020 after therapy with Lori for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Lori is amazing. Right away I felt that she was able to get to the heart of the matter. She is a great listener and very easy to talk to. You can tell she has a lot of experience in her field and has many methods to help you. I really appreciate the work we have been doing together and I am so happy I found her.

Written by M.A. on Sep 19, 2019 after therapy with Lori for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and anger management

Loretta Georgiou is a fantastic counselor, she’s kind and patient. She truly takes the time to understand your situation and how she can help you. She even sends outside resources to for you to better understand your situation and more effective tips to manage it. I would always recommend her as a counselor.

Written by J.O. on Sep 12, 2019 after therapy with Lori for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

She's great and makes me feel comfortable.

Written by J.O. on Aug 28, 2019 after therapy with Lori for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Lori is great. Good understanding of family dynamics and has been a great help to me.

Written by S.H. on Jul 18, 2019 after therapy with Lori for 5 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Loretta has undoubtedly changed my life. In my late attempt to deal with trauma she has shown me the light at the end of the tunnel. Through various strategies and methods she has provided me, I have become less paranoid, guilt-ridden, and anxious. I am so glad I decided to start using BetterHelp and was paired with Loretta.

Written by N.O. on Jul 05, 2019 after therapy with Lori for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and career difficulties

Loretta is very attentive to my needs. I feel very secure with her.

Written by D.E. on May 08, 2019 after therapy with Lori for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Loretta was able to pinpoint my root issues within a few days and has given me the appropriate tools to cope and learn. I love that this app is with me always, and doesn’t use medication as the primary treatment. Loretta gets me, and even when I’m an angry, cussing, terrible mess, she just lets me get it out and helps me get through it!

Written by V.I. on May 05, 2019 after therapy with Lori for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and anger management

Extremely supportive counselor. I am receiving a lot of help on many aspects. Sessions with Loretta became my lifeline during this very hard time I’m going through. I am also learning a lot of interesting things about my personality and the ways human relationships work.

Written by D.E. on Apr 22, 2019 after therapy with Lori for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and self esteem

She has never come across as judging or harsh or negative in any way. She has offered suggestions and encouragement at every step we have taken. She's helped me realize things I had no idea were an issue for me, and offers ways to help guide me through the process of "healing" and how to process things.

Written by H.E. on Mar 04, 2019 after therapy with Lori for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and grief

I feel understood and confident that she will help me with my issues

Written by L.U. on Jan 25, 2019 after therapy with Lori for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues

You can really tell Loretta loves what she does. When we do phone calls she almost always stays overtime to make sure she gets to the bottom of things, gets some message across or I finish saying what I need to say, those are the little things that show how good of a person and how professional she is.

I love how good I feel during and after talking to her and that at the same time it helps me solve so many issues, she really cracks things wide open for me and her advises are spot on; she's like that really smart friend you always wanted to have.

Written by T.I. on Nov 20, 2018 after therapy with Lori for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

Loretta has been an absolute godsend for me. Just in the short weeks we've interacted, I have discovered many valuable things about myself. And things that I can change. I recommend her to anyone. ^_^

Written by M.A. on Nov 06, 2018 after therapy with Lori for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Loretta is approachable and caring but very, very real...she gets to the crux of the matter quickly, but somehow lets you set the pace so as to grow in an environment that doesn't feel like boot camp...working with Loretta really feels like a safe environment of healing. She has a great sense of humor and is equipped with multiple tools and modalities to further suit your needs and preferences. She's amazing!