I am licensed in Rhode Island with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma, and abuse. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, 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, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
RI LCSW CSW02409
RI LICSW ISW03927
Lori is the first therapist I feel finally gets me. I have a hard time connecting over video chat so we have been messaging back and forth and it has been extremely helpful.
Written on Jul 30, 2023 after therapy with Lori for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd
Lori Smith has been excellent. I am grateful for her presence. She is validating, instructive, and most of all takes the time to hear and understand my concerns. This has been very productive and definitely given me relief.
Written on Jan 20, 2023 after therapy with Lori for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and compassion fatigue
Lori you rock and really listen and understand truly looking forward to working with you to be the best me I can. Thanks for all your support!
Written on Jan 13, 2023 after therapy with Lori for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, and compassion fatigue
Lori is the best
Written on Dec 22, 2022 after therapy with Lori for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
Lori is a great therapist. She is very knowledgeable and kind.
Written on Dec 06, 2022 after therapy with Lori for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes