Hi, I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Louisiana with over 18 years of experience. I have a particular interest and expertise in working with those touched by foster care and/or adoption. For the majority of my career, I have worked with children and teenagers. I enjoy working with these age groups and assisting them with navigating the often complex emotions that accompany adolescence. Also, I have worked extensively with families and couples. Many of these clients were in need of assistance with strengthening and improving their relationships, improving their communication, and managing the various stressors in their lives.
I strive to provide a warm, caring and supportive environment where my clients can work through obstacles, struggles and past traumas to reach a successful solution. I partner with each individual to help them achieve the life they desire. I work with each individual to identify and build upon their unique strengths and to find more positive and productive ways of communicating and problem solving.
Sometimes making the first step can be the most difficult one once an individual has decided to seek counseling. I am committed to providing a welcoming and compassionate setting so my client and I can develop a healthy and effective therapeutic relationship. I'm here to help.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LA LCSW 8264
Lori has helped me through so much and is always there for me. Could not be happier with having Lori as my therapist
Written on Feb 02, 2023 after therapy with Lori for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Lori is truly amazing as a person and a therapist. She’s logical and has such a kind approach. She helped me through a really tough period of depression and anxiety following a breakup and I’ve come out stronger and more confident.
Written on May 05, 2022 after therapy with Lori for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, anger management, and coping with life changes
Lori is kind, non judgmental and logical. She listens and absorbs and challenges my way of thinking. She is absolutely in my corner and I can’t recommend her highly enough!
Written on Apr 04, 2022 after therapy with Lori for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem
I really appreciate Lori’s sincere concern. It’s been helpful to have someone give me kind and objective input which is exactly what I needed. Thank you Lori!
Written on Oct 30, 2021 after therapy with Lori for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem
I've only had a couple sessions with Lori so far, but I am enjoying each session. She listens carefully and has great suggestions when helping with some of my current struggles. She's calm and kind, I'd recommend her to others for sure!
Written on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Lori for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem
Lori is just wonderful. She speaks to your soul with her very gentle voice and calm delivery of her expert opinion. In our first session, she really took time to draw out from me by asking appropriate questions and then, based her opinion in identifying what I’m going through. She would also constantly check on me and send me worksheets and reminders that would help.
Written on Sep 18, 2021 after therapy with Lori for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes