About Me

I am a licensed clinical social worker, licensed with the state of California. I also hold a Certificate in Sexual Health and Sex Therapy from the University of Michigan. I have been providing therapy/counseling services to individuals, families, and groups for more than eleven years. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, cancer, multiple health diagnoses, trauma, sexual health, body image, grief/grieving and many other types of concerns that are impacting the lives of the people that seek my services. I have provided individual and group therapy to cancer patients, their families, and caregivers as well as provided community education about sexual health, body image, depression and intimacy. I have also provided services to people with family, financial, professional and relationship concerns.

My style is warm, empathetic, and solution focused - there is a reason you are seeking assistance and I am committed to helping alleviate the distress you are currently experiencing. I provide a safe base for my clients by creating an atmosphere of mutual trust, honesty and transparency. I can assure a talk-space that is free of judgement, that is respectful and that is interactive. I use evidence-based therapies to help people create change and/or resolve the concerns that initiate our working relationship. Together, we discuss the method of therapy that is best suited to addressing your concern and create a treatment plan accordingly. I most frequently use acceptance commitment, cognitive behavioral, solution focused, psychodynamic and humanistic therapies to resolve the concerns that are presented to me.

It takes strength and courage to seek assistance and I want you to know that you are not alone, that it is possible to create change and improve your life. By reaching out I know that you are ready for this next step and I cannot wait to assist you!


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

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #LCSW93352 (Expires: 2023-12-31)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Lori Baber. 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 M.I. on May 07, 2022 after therapy with Lori for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

I’ve been working with Lori for over a year and she hasn’t missed a beat! Ever! She constantly checks in on me and is completely understanding if life is kicking my behind and I cannot participate the way I want to. Sometimes in life, that’s really all you need. And she’s that person for me. No judgment, honesty, and genuine guidance and support. BetterHelp, you knocked it out of the park with this one!

Written by N.A. on Dec 02, 2021 after therapy with Lori for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Lori has been such a great help to help me get my life back on track and helping me process my emotions about past events

Written by A.M. on Nov 05, 2021 after therapy with Lori for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Lori is so great. I've gone through so much in the year we've been working together and she's had something helpful for every little thing. Even when I have so much going on that I can barely find time to get back to her, she sends small messages checking in and reminding me she's there for whatever I need.

Written by J.E. on Sep 02, 2021 after therapy with Lori for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I can't say enough good things about Lori. I've tried numerous people and she is down to earth and is able to break things down in a no nonsense and relatable way without shame. After so many false starts, I wish I found her sooner. Thank you Lori for all your help and support.

Written by J.A. on Jun 23, 2021 after therapy with Lori for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Lori has helped me through so much, especially things that I feel very alone with. She is always so kind and caring and such a good listener with realistic feedback for my problems.

Written by P.E. on Feb 07, 2021 after therapy with Lori for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Lori Barber is as professional and caring as they come. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a great therapist.

Written by G.R. on Oct 20, 2020 after therapy with Lori for 2 months on issues concerning addictions

Lori is a good listener, insightful, and responds appropriately to my concerns. An excellent counselor!

Written by M.O. on Oct 20, 2020 after therapy with Lori for 2 months on issues concerning eating disorders, and coping with life changes

Lori has been absolutely amazing to work with. In just a couple months she has helped me process, resolve and release some issues I had been holding onto and trying to let go of for a very long time. She listens with full presence and non-judgement, and responds with total
understanding. I feel very safe in our sessions to speak my truth, and Lori also challenges me to see things in new ways I hadn’t previously considered. I am incredibly grateful to have found Lori, and I really value the time I get to spend with her. Lori really cares about the well-being of her clients, and she does a great job of helping her clients feel that care and support, which has really helped me to feel safe and grow :)

Written by M.I. on Oct 07, 2020 after therapy with Lori for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Lori is a treasure. She makes me feel so safe to share anything on my mind; in a short time, Lori’s advise has provided a marked difference in my work. I’m finally at a place to not take so much personally, or let that trigger stressors, and that’s due to Lori’s guidance. She’s great, I couldn’t be happier.

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