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Lori Benedict, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Depression
Video Phone Messaging

About me

"The journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step," was the quote I chose for my senior yearbook picture many years ago, and I had no idea just how encouraging those words would prove to be time and time again. Today I hope you find inspiration in them as well. Perhaps you are taking a step toward a better understanding of yourself, or maybe you are ready to embark on your recovery journey, or maybe you aren't exactly sure what you need, but you know with certainty that something has to change. Regardless of what nudged you to look into online therapy, I am grateful that you listened and are taking that vital first step to find out what this is all about and how we may be able to help you.
A little bit about me: Counseling is actually my second career. After 15 years as an elementary/middle school teacher (and the last 3 of those years as a military spouse), I decided a career/life change was in order, and here we are! As far as credentials are concerned, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (AL) and an Internationally Accredited Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (IAADC). Over the past 5 years I have utilized a client-centered approach coupled with Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing techniques to help clients of all ages and in various settings (individual, couples, family, group and schools) identify and reach their wellness goals. The majority of my experience, however, has been focused on helping adults who struggle with alcohol and other drug-related concerns learn ways to understand the nature of addiction/chemical dependency/substance abuse, change the thought patterns and behaviors that have trapped them in a vicious cycle of defeat, and experience the joy of sobriety while coping with life on life's terms. Finally, I am a firm believer that I may be the clinical expert in the room, but you are the expert on you. No one on this planet knows you better than you, and we will join forces to collaboratively identify your goals and develop a plan for you to reach them no matter how many steps it takes. I look forward to working with you.

Professional experience

5yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Military and Veterans Issues, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling)

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information

AL LPC 4337


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Lori Benedict. 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.

I love her! She's been absolutely amazing!

Written on Dec 25, 2022 after therapy with Lori for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Lori has been extremely kind, supportive, compassionate and understanding in all of my sessions with her. From my very first session with Lori I knew she was going to be amazing! She has equipped me with tools and resources to help me in my journey along with the feeling of chatting and catching up with a friend. I leave each session feeling known and encouraged. I am forever thankful for being paired with Lori!

Written on Nov 12, 2022 after therapy with Lori for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

I highly recommend Lori to anyone. This is my first time working with a therapist and she has been very supportive and understanding. Working at my pace and so very patient. I do not feel ashamed when talking to her it's like talking to a friend. I did not expect it to be that easy to talk to a therapist.

Written on Oct 25, 2022 after therapy with Lori for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Ms. Lori has been great to work with!

Written on Aug 09, 2022 after therapy with Lori for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I’ve only had one session with Lori so far but we really clicked right off. She is warm and compassionate and a good listener. She made me feel confident about sharing a very distressing event in my life. That was such a relief.

Written on Aug 03, 2022 after therapy with Lori for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue