Hi, my name is Lori De Leo. I am impressed that you are considering counseling, as it can be a difficult decision to make. You might appreciate a little background information about my education and work experience. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Louisville. I have been in the mental health profession for over 20 years working with all ages, with various cultural backgrounds, and in a variety of environments. For instance, I have, by choice, worked in numerous settings such as schools, psychiatric hospitals, residential treatment facilities, nursing homes, private homes, private practice, and outpatient counseling centers. I prefer outpatient counseling, such as the counseling provided through BetterHelp. In those environments I have provided individual, group, and family therapy, psychological assessments, crisis intervention, educational classes, consultation services, supervision to therapists, clinical director services, and intervention programs in the school and in the community.
I genuinely like working with people to help them reach their goals and live happier lives. I use an eclectic approach when providing therapy based on my client’s needs and desires, such as, but not limited to, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Skills System, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Therapy, and Trauma Focused-CBT. I have experience working with various mental health issues, including, but not limited to, PTSD, depression, anxiety, aggression, emotion dysregulation, interpersonal/relational issues, parenting difficulties, psychosis, substance abuse, trauma/abuse, divorce/separation, personality disorders, and grief. In addition, I have experience working with the intellectually (mild or moderate ID) and developmentally disabled population (i.e., Autism). I believe in providing my clients with a safe environment where they feel comfortable and free to share their thoughts and feelings without being judged. I would be honored to provide that safe place for you and build a trusting therapeutic relationship with you; I believe both are key to helping you reach your goals and live a happier life.
I can interact with you in several ways including messaging (like emailing), live chat (like texting), talking on the phone, and video conferencing. I have availability Monday through Friday during the day with limited weekend availability. I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TN LCSW 5836
FL LCSW 12546
NC LCSW C015483
IN LCSW 34006685A
Lori has been working as a clinician for a very long time and you can tell. She is very knowledgeable and has a kind personality that makes you feel comfortable speaking about difficult topics. I would definitely recommend Lori.
Written on Jan 04, 2023 after therapy with Lori for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes
Lori is kind, caring and skillful in her approach. She is always prompt and prepared. She is sensitive to what I need and offers a variety of articles, treatment modes and humor. I feel very fortunate to have her as my therapist.
Written on Jan 02, 2023 after therapy with Lori for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and sleeping disorders
So far excellent.
Written on May 26, 2022 after therapy with Lori for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
I have enjoyed my sessions with Lori and look forward to future sessions.
Written on May 16, 2022 after therapy with Lori for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
Lori is a very kind and joyful soul. She’s very understanding and compassionate as well. She offers more than just a ear to talk too. She gives you validation on your emotions and feelings, provides ideas for coping mechanisms/exercises, and sets a plan to ensure you achieve your therapy goal.
She’s wonderful and i feel blessed to be working with her.
Written on May 02, 2022 after therapy with Lori for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety
Lori is fantastic. She’s kind, cheerful, and joyful in each and every session. She’s helped me discuss difficult and painful topics and has given me the confidence to be truthful to myself. I would highly recommend her to anyone
Written on Jul 27, 2021 after therapy with Lori for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and adhd