Hi! I am Lori A. Melhart, LCSW. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I am a certified Life Coach, I am also certified in Cognitive Behavior Therapy. I have recently earned my diploma in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. I have tools to help with chronic pain, anxiety and depression. I have over 19 years experience in helping people feel better about themselves and the roles they have. I specialize in local and international clients. I am very understanding if English isn't the first language.
I help those with stress, motivation issues, depression, breakups, divorce, and anxiety as well as other, related issues, like sleep issues, eating issues, chronic pain and bad habits. I can help with the issues that affect work, school, family, friends, and relationships, including couples counseling. I would be honored to help you learn some ways to solve your problems. All people have the right to feel confident in their ability to solve their own problems. This is happiness.
We are in this together. I look forward to working with you as your Better Help counselor.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCSW #149.015444 (Expires: 2021-11-30)
I find the chats with Lori very helpful. I am glad I reached out. Lori is very professional.
Lori was very supportive and helped me learn the tools that I needed at the time. She was also really useful and recommend one very insightful book that got me started on a journey of exploring psychology and self help.
Lori is a tremendous counselor and I would recommend her to anyone. She is compassionate and offers advice and compassion. I am grateful for her support.
Lori has been great from the start, listening to my issues and helping me sort through them. Been nice to talk to her and she's been very friendly and willing to offer good suggestions. Would recommend her to anyone.
I am so appreciative of Lori's patience, expertise, and talent! I really feel that I can trust her and open up to her.
I find Lori really helpful, I get a response within 24 hours which is so helpful. I have felt a lot better then before since messaging Lori.
Lori helped me through a really tough time. I had just come out of depression and she was a guiding light for me.
She's quick and to the point. Very direct and efficient. Though one might get the impression she's insipid at first she's actually quite adept at getting to the crux of what you're trying to express. Once you begin really speaking with her you'll be pleasantly surprised by the level of attention and thought she's given to your words and experiences.
Lori has been amazing, from our second/third sessions and just by listening to me and asking the right questions she was able to understand things so clearly and she got things spot on, she's so supportive, kind and encouraging, she was able to get me to see things from a different perspective and the way she communicates is amazing, you get mind blown when she says something and you just click, she takes your tangled thoughts and untangles them and you see things from a completely different side, so I'm lucky to have Lori working with me, couldn't have asked for a better counselor, thanks heaps Lori you are awesome
She is very helpful
Lori is the absolute best! period.
Lori helps me through so many parts of my life. When I'm feeling overwhelmed, anxious or confused about things in life she's there for support and guidance. She's kind, friendly and very responsive. I'm extremely thankful to have her on my side and helping me. She's my secret weapon to help navigate me through this confusing world.
In all my interactions with Lori she comes across extremely grounded and insightful. There is never any judgment. I always feel hopeful when reading her messages because she always seems to have a logical plan of action. No matter how ‘messy’ I feel I come across Lori is always able to pick through things and make sense if it, which I appreciate. I’m so glad I was connected with her.
Lori helped me in a lot ways to gain more control over my emotions and stayed organized. She always remembered details about our old conversations and made me feel like she was genuinely interested in me and helping me out.
Lori has been a life saver. You can tell that she is extremely educated and knowledgeable and goes out of her way to ensure that her patients are understood.
Lori and I really clicked right from the start. I found she could zero in on the key thoughts and beliefs I was having that were causing me so much anxiety and grief. She has a real gift for counseling people, and just seems to know exactly what to say to help me help myself. She does it in such a kind and gentle way too, that leaves me feeling more confident and assured. I think she has taught me a new way of thinking that is making all the difference in how I handle stressful situations. Plus, she responded to my messages usually on the same day if I posted them early enough. She is an excellent communicator as well. If I have to go back, I will request her again and I would recommend her to anyone looking to get free of painful, depressing or anxious thoughts. She is well educated and knows what she is doing.
Lori helped me understanding myself and my problem. She guided me to see that sometimes the problem is just inside of my head. She is also a good listener and always responds to the chat. Overall i feel better now thanks to her.
Lori takes time to listen and understand my issues.
Lori has been really helpful and there’s times I don’t know what I would do without her.
Lori has been absolutely wonderful. She has helped me more than I can express in words. She respects me and shares a unique and uplifting perspective to help navigate through all sorts of situations. I've been working with her for 2 years now and she has been an ongoing source of support and wisdom through many phases and some of my hardest (and happiest) times. Truly thankful to Lori and Betterhelp - my life has been forever changed for the better.
Lori has been great and has helped me very much.
Lori is nice and kind, understanding and supportive.
Lori is very patient and understanding. She reads through all messages very carefully. Her counseling helped me a lot in sorting out my relationship issues and knowing my boundaries and where to change.
Lori has been very helpful for me. She have very practical advice on ways to improve my mental health. I would recommend her services to anyone interested.
It's great to be meeting Lori online, and she helped me to make sense of the situation I found myself in. She helped me to define what is going on and stopped the immediate feeling of guilt and feelings of being lost.
Lori is constantly available and has great empathy. She is able to grasp my situation however complex and help pave a way forward cognizant of my strengths and weaknesses.
I haven't known Lori as my counselor for very long. But I feel confident that she is great at listening and finding the areas I need help in. I just wish I could meet her in person :) I have confidence she will help me find what Im looking for.
Lori has been fantastic. She’s helped me through my issues, and she gives good advice and counsel. I would strongly recommend her to anyone!
I met Lori while going through a very frustrating experience and she helped me within days! I started feeling better after a few messages, because I felt understood. I strongly recommend her.
Lori help me since the first talk we had. She gave me exercise to do and we talk at the same time. This made me progress really fast. She was always there, never insistent and very sharp in her answers. She pointed out the things I need right away, she knew what was important for me in all the discussions we had and she understand the bullet point I had to work on super fast. She help me a lot with my anxiety and negative thoughts. I couldn't imagine me making all those progress so rapidly. I would recommend her anytime!
Lori is so kind, patient and insightful. I am glad to have been working with her for this couple of years. Thank you Lori!
Lori has been so supportive, and I am so grateful to be matched with her. She always replies in a timely manner and is also very understanding. I love that she guides me to think about my situation instead of telling me what to do or how to think. I think I have grown a lot since talking to Lori. I would recommend Lori to anyone who'd seeking guidance in difficult times.
Lori has been excellent in listening to my concerns and helped me identify my shortcomings. I now know what I’m doing and thinking and this has lead to my issues. Thanks so much, Lori for being so wonderful.
Lori has been amazing, I feel so fortunate to have found her. She is very supportive and empathetic, but what makes her really stand out is she is also very insightful and knowledgeable, and we are making much more progress than I had expected.
Lori is a great psychologist! She's helpful, empathetic and is always there for me.
I was having a very difficult time in my life with my relationship and work situation. I was suffering from depression and trying to find a way to get out. Lori was always there for me and always organized my thoughts every time even though I texted all my mixed feelings in such long messages. I definitely can see she is such a professional counselor and has a warm heart. After a lot of conversation with her, I started opening up my mind and actually feeling better. I can’t thank her enough.
Lori quickly grasps a situation and is a comforting ear. In due time, I hope our relationship develops and she gives advice beyond just the superficial /easy-to-see and we can discuss the deeper issues belying real life struggles and therefore find deeper insights.
Lori Melhart has been an excellent counselor for me. Beyond the basics such as overall punctuality and timely response to written messages, she always leaves me with hope and optimism and renewed energy. In our exchanges, I have raised multiple questions and she is always on point. If a suggestion of hers does not work for me, I say so and we find another path or way out of that particular problem. Lori is non-judgmental and very skilled in communication.
Lori has been present and supportive and helped me with really good, constructive advice.
Lori helped me through a very difficult time in my life, her empathetic style was really what I needed. She always responded quickly and efficiently. I would highly recommend her.
Lori is a very nice woman she has helped me get through tuff times and I am beyond grateful for her support.
I wasn’t sure about therapy online but I decided to give it a try. After going through a horrible break up and depression. Lori helped me work through my problems and gave me tips on how to change up my way of thinking. I went from taking antidepressants to natural healers. Talking to Lori made me realize my worth and help me rebuild my confidence. I can’t thank her enough
Lori was great, she listens pays close attention to every detail. She's easy to talk to and very understanding. She helped me identify what areas of myself needed to be worked on, then gave great examples of how I can work on them. Thank you for your help Lori, anyone else would be lucky to match with you
Lori is patient, understanding, and kind. She accepted that some of my issues stem from being from a different culture and does her best to work with that. I appreciate this greatly.
Lori has been so patient and understanding, She listens and gives guidance on how to process through the problem. Helping you to process things that are happening in a way that allows you to resolve properly.
Lori has been an amazing support system. She responds with great timing and makes this big world seem workable.
Lori has been really great for me. She helps me through my problems with practical techniques. I mostly love that she doesn’t really sugar coat anything. She tells me how it is and how I can manage it. I don’t need someone to tell me everything’s okay I need someone to tell me that shit can be rough by you can work through it. That’s Lori.
Lori is a great listener, and she understand me a lot even though English is not my first language and I made tons of grammar mistakes. She still answered my questions efficiently.
Lori is an amazing person who takes time to understand your problems and offers a new perspective on how to solve them. She's also very supportive and she makes you feel safe. I'm very glad to have spoken to her.
Lori has been INCREDIBLY supportive and empathetic. She listens with her heart and gives authentic advice. I have just quit counseling for a short period as I feel so much better now. I felt a profound relief and I have progressed so much since she became my counselor. Thank you Lori, I will never forget your love and patience.
Lori has helped me realize my thoughts patterns and helped me correct them before they become anxiety. She has made me feel more positive and confident!
Lori is an incredibly compassionate, skilled, and thoughtful therapist. Her and I have a very good rapport together and she helps me work through all my challenges in life. She's helping me become more independent, clear thinking, and an overall happier person through working on my challenges using techniques I know she's selected to be effective strategies for me. I wasn't expecting betterhelp to be so life changing but thanks to Lori, it has been.
Lori is great, thanks to her support I don't feel alone anymore. She is very empathetic, I feel understood, and she encourages me when I need a little push. She is respectful and replies quickly. Highly recommended.
Lori is a a fantastic counselor with incredible empathy and an ability to ease you into a conversation as you would have with a very close, longtime friend. She's attentive, caring and offers the tools and techniques you would hope for to guide you rather than bog you down. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to others, she was a guiding light in a dark place.
Lori is such a kind woman and a great listener. She really took the time to get to know me and understand my personality. I am very grateful that I have gotten to work with her through some of the things that are going on in my life.
Lori is very professional, kind, patient, and always treats me with respect. The resources and advice that she offered were very helpful. I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family.
Lori is a really kind human being. I've organized a lot of my thoughts and feelings through messaging with Lori. She's really helped me out of a rough patch and helped me ground myself.
I really struggled at first to be able to trust and share what's going on for me. But as the days and weeks went on I began to open up and realized that Mel is very supportive and is there to help always. She has come up with some very good and helpful techniques so far for me to explore and trying. Very professional and understanding.
Lori has been absolutely amazing over the last 2 months especially through my exams. It was definitely a safe space and she always had good techniques for me and felt like she genuinely cared.
I've got the depression and anxiety from the toxic relationship and not able to sleep and suffering the depression and having the panic attack for a quite long time. Luckily, I have Lori helps me to rebuild my mindset to very positive person. She accompany with me when i were in hard time and not suffering it alone . then, gradually changing me to positive person to face the darkness.
More practically, we were having lots of homework and exercises to overcome the anxiety and i don't have much panic attack as much as before. Lucky me. didn't use any medication and getting much more better than before
Thank you so much Lori
With the help of Lori, I've been able to transform to a new person, she demonstrated high professionalism in dealing with my issues and in short amount of time, I became a better person. I appreciate her help.
I love talking with Lori. I have been dealing with divorce and she’s helping me cope day by day. I was always looking forward on what she has to say about my problems.
Responds quickly. Compassionate
I feel extremely lucky that I have found BetterHelp and was matched to Lori Melhart. Extremely understanding, professional and she has provided me with various tools to help me cope and change the way I think.
Lori was immensely helpful when it came to facing the truth. Luckily, the truth wasn't as scary as I thought it would be and she helped me see that clearly and give me the confidence boost to find somebody locally to talk face to face with, without feeling worried or embarrassed. She listened to everything I had to say and gave me logical explanations for my issues in a sensitive way. She also offered comprehensive solutions. I highly highly recommend Lori!
I feel blessed to have matched with Lori. This beautiful lady with the sweetest smile has been a source of comfort and unconditioned acceptance for me. I was embarrassed to share some details with her at first, but she helped me feel that it was all okay as long as identify the reason why this is happening, and work towards solutions if it's causing dissonance. I also love the simple direct language she uses when I have written her what I feel is a complex message, she always answers with a direct objectivity that makes me realize what we have come to call "epiphany moments," and then it's all better, and a weight has been lifted. Thank you, Lori. Your support will always be treasured.
Lori provided me with support that was great balance of empathy and objectivity. The tools she sent helped me develop a different perspective from my negative self talk. And the thoughts she shared were like "Aha" moments, and they really helped me turn things around in my head.
Lori has been working with me for 8 months beginning right when I just moved to a different country. I experienced great understanding of the differences in the ways of life here and where Lori is from. She is very adaptable and very competent in what she does. We worked through my issues with depression, anxiety tremendously and she helped me through my hard times with my partner the most. She helped us solve many issues and paved a way for us to stay and be happy together. Both of us are very grateful.
She is very flexible and supportive.
Lori is kind, helpful with her perspective, and I appreciate the work we are doing together.
Firstly Lori is a great listener. She acknowledges all my situations and concerns. Most importantly, I never feel judged. She is someone who is great to talk to and has really given me some clarity around my issues, as well as tools to deal with them.
Lori is a great listener, she would coach you to reach logical and sound conclusions, and also mentor you about CBT. She is a professional who can jump from one “issue” to another in a very flexible and agile manner. Thank you Lori, I much appreciate the support you have given me.
If you have no idea how to get better from where you are right now, Lori is your answer. She’s an excellent listener and she’s ready to help you find answers to your problems.
I would highly recommend Lori as she is patient, kind, and professional in all aspects of her practice. I have already referred her to several of my friends and colleagues! Finding the healthy way - the BetterHelp way - has improved my mental health immensely. Thank you Lori!
Lori has without a doubt turned my life around, when I've been at my worst. I wasn't expecting to gain such incredible support and guidance when I joined BetterHelp, especially since it is online; but investing in this app has most certainly improved my quality of life more than any other counseling I've experienced. Even looking back on previous conversations, it's incredible how well she has been able to help me recognize my distorted thought patterns, and given me effective strategies to work through similar situations. I've sharedy gratitude for BetterHelp and for my counselor Lori with many friends who deal eithental illness, and will continue to do so.
When I first felt depressed and anxious I didn't want to talk to anyone and it just got worse. My doctor kept referring me to counsilling sessions and I just got so scared going because I didn't feel weak. Until I saw betterhelp and seen that I could start by messaging and so I joined.
Then I met Lori. Lori has helped me so much and is just an amazing support who never judges or anything. She has helped me with everything no matter how little it felt. I've never felt so much better for as long as I can remember. Lori always gets back to me as soon as she can and always as a solution to help me out.
Lori even messages me when she doesn't hear from me in awhile just to make sure I'm okay and I couldn't ask for any better support.
For once it feels amazing that someone who has never met you or doesn't know, cares and supports me and I don't know what I'd do without having her to talk to.
Lori is great at fully understanding what my concerns are. And she is very aware of the style that I would like to be treated with. Yet somehow she is able to throw in her own interpretations, in small but impact full ways.
I really don't like being told what to do. And Lori certainly understands that, even though she barely knows me. Yet she still is able to get through to me, so that I feel heard, respected and cared for... and am left feeling good about myself and also given some good ideas on how to handle a given situation.
I'm very happy that we have been paired up.
Lori has a kind heart and truly tries to listen to what's at the bottom of what you're going through.
She offers perspective and opinion (which i appreciate) and puts in a suggestion here and there for how to solve things. She builds trust quickly and i quickly found myself telling her things i didn't think i'd share ....which i think was good for me in the end to let it out Thanks for your help so far Lori.
Lori has been absolutely fabulous. She is quick to respond and gives me tidbits each day to make myself better!
Glad I got BetterHelp. Lori helps calm me down and knows the right thing to say in every situation. She really understands.
I have been working with Lori for a few months now and it has been very effective and now I can safely say I no longer require the services as she has helped me to a great deal and I’ve managed to overcome most of my issues.. thanks so much Lori!
Lori's advice is very insightful. Se has helped me through my toughest times.
Lori has been a great help. She is a great listener and always answers fast and with helpful input. I very much recommend her.
I have only had brief interaction, but have found this helpful thus far.
Lori was very helpful and has great attention to detail when addressing my issues. She never poses bias or judgement when analyzing my problems and helps me to open up comfortably
Lori was fantastic, thoughtful, insightful and skilled in her approach. She helped me enormously.
I'm grateful for Ms. Melhart's guidance. She helped me out when I was a rut. Now, I'm on the process of building better habits- sleep, diet, exercise, and studies. Things are less overwhelming when someone is there to provide you a somewhat neutral and supportive perspective.
Thoughtful and intelligent counseling. Empathetic, but practical and occasionally challenging. I feel very supported at a time when otherwise I feel very alone.
Lori is extremely attentive, patient, empathetic and understanding. She has helped me discover how I really think and feel about things, without ever judging me or my particular situation.
She is slowly helping me change certain perceptions I have and is great at giving me the confidence and tools to solve my own problems and communicate my needs. I would certainly recommend Lori to anybody who needs a good friend and reliable impartial view.
Lori is friendly and weighs considerately what my concerns are by responding thoughtfully. Our conversations have been a good experience in getting my thoughts read in an non judgemental way. Thanks Lori.
I found Lori to be a great help. She listened and understood my issues and gave me some great support.
Lori is super friendly and personable, and always offers the right words to help prompt me and consider a multitude of things in regards to my concerns. She's always quick to respond and I enjoy her guidance!
Lori has been extremely helpful and understanding during this difficult patch of time. I look forward to her advice.
Lori was great and I would thoroughly recommend her for good, solid advice and a shoulder to cry on.
Lori is really understanding and provides positive feedback that makes me reflect on my concerns. I feel that it gives me the insight to bridge between different thoughts. She helps me get a different perspective.
Lori is amazingly helpful and I thank her so much for her advice.
Lori is a supportive counselor - looking forward to working with her more closely. We have had limited interactions but so far the feedback is very positive. Thank you for the support.
Lori is very enjoyable to talk with. She wants to make sure that you understand why she says what she says. She gave me several exercises to help me, and they did. I would recommend her to a friend or colleague.
Lori is a very understanding and supportive therapist. She is easy to talk to and always has positive feedback!
I am so glad Lori has become my counselor. I'm only at the beginning of the journey but I can already see positives things happening for me, thanks to Lori's support and advice. Definitely one of the best decisions I've made, to get help when I really needed it!!
I have just started with Lori but my interactions have been very positive and I am looking forward to continuing my work with her.
I've really enjoyed talking to Lori. She doesn't pressure you into talking about things you don't want to and she is very supportive and patient. I would definitely recommend her. :-)
Lori seems to care and has been attentive.... which is really important for me right now. I think it is important to have a similar view of life to share and be understood. I am guessing at this early stage that we are similar in life and age, and able to see things at the same vantage point. I hope to continue this new way of getting emotional help and care.
Lori is a great listener and helps you stay positive. Would recommend most definitely.
I really find her to be easy to talk to, she gives useful and applicable/achievable tips and is open to listening to whatever the issue I am experiencing at the moment, and I feel comfortable just telling her anything that has been causing me problems.
Lori is absolutely wonderful. She helped me a lot and some of the reading that she gave me totally changed my thinking and my life. I can truly say that I am happier and healthier and have great defenses against negative thinking now. It also really helps me to empathize with people close to me, and to help my girlfriend combat her negative thinking in constructive ways. Thanks Lori! and I recommend her 100%, and thanks to BetterHelp for providing a convenient way to get this kind of help that fits any schedule.
Excellent. Lori is extremely attentive, thoughtful and really strives to understand you. Her advice is clear, innovative and forward thinking.
Though I am new to therapy, I was able to ease myself in by talking to Lori. It felt easy and judgement-free. She provides useful tools to help re-evaluate yourself. Or if you just want someone to vent to, she can do that too. She's been very helpful with what I'm going through. And I'm very grateful for her help.
Lori has helped me manage my emotions in a positive way, she has helped me to accept my emotions for what they. A skill that surely helps you see life in a new light.
Very dependable and accessible full of resources. Always there when needed thanks Lori
She always writes back the same day to me. She gives focused input and even sets your head straight when she knows you're digressing into a thought process that strays from progress. I've been able to be honest with her and likewise boost my confidence and no longer feel burdened, guilty, or not good enough. I've gained a lot of positivity because of Lori. It's been a pleasure.
Brits find it hard to talk. It's inherent. BetterHelp was a new function that I had never considered. That said, Lori has been a refreshing chat host. She's never imposed herself and I think she's making a real change in my life. For me, that's a big thing - I'd recommend!!
Lori is an amazing professional of Better Help. She helped me process and understand the things I'm going through and offers a willing ear and solid tools.
Lori has a wonderful way of communicating. She immediately put me at ease and working with her has already proven to be extremely helpful.
Lori was very good at forcing me to re-examine much of my thinking and feelings about myself and my relationship. I began to see things more clearly after talking with her during a difficult few months of my life, and being able to completely open up to someone brought me a lot of freedom and peace when I needed those things the most.
Lori Melhart is a good counselor and can help you with any problems you may have.
Absolutely wonderful and a great help.
Lori offered me a very productive and honest conversation. Totally helpful.
Lori has been very helpful and encouraging. I have so many things to work through and I finally feel like I'm being heard.
Lori is wonderful. She is a great listener, is empathetic, and offers valuable feedback.
Lori is great. She makes you think about what you said and why you said it. It is really comforting to have someone like her who's there for you no matter how trivial you think your problems are.
Lori is non judgmental, always has a positive outlook and is adaptable to what is working for you and when. She takes time to fully respond to each part of the message and remembers details about you, making it personalized.
Lori was great and gave me some great tools to help control my emotions.
I have tried and tried to connect with a counsellor in person and in my darkest times I've struggled with being able to be open and honest with a professional. Lori is the complete opposite. She is kind and supportive and helps me through the tough patches whilst still aiming towards the positive. She would never judge me and always supports everything I say. Being able to message whenever I need to means that I don't miss out on getting help when I need it most. Lori is also so happy and enthusiastic, I love to share my little victories with her, knowing she'll be cheering me on. Can't thank her enough.
I think Lori is a good listener who gives you a safe place to talk about issues that you are having.