I have been a Licensed practicing therapist for 5 years. My approach is to treat the whole person. I am also a Holistic Nutritionist, Hypnotherapist and Life Coach. I believe the most successful treatment can be attributed to two important factors. The first is understanding how the mind, body and spirit connects; as the mind and body are not separate and to treat the mind the body must also be treated and vice versa. The second is in understanding and healing the roots of the past. I specialize in Trauma Therapy and am certified in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprogramming (EMDR) and believe the root of most issues lies in the past. Understanding how past beliefs affects your present circumstances and through understanding and identifying your values and beliefs is the second important element of healing.
I work with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety disorders, panic, personality disorders, mood disorders, trauma including PTSD, and list of other issues and challenges. I enjoy counseling and educating my clients. My approach is eclectic and integrative style of psychotherapy. I adapt my sessions to the unique needs of each specific client, depending on the problem, the client's expectations, treatment goals and motivation. Some of the common forms of therapeutic techniques I use includes: Cognitive Behavioral Techniques, Dialectical Behavioral Techniques, Solution Focused Techniques and EMDR and Exposure therapy. I understand that no two people are alike and each client needs to be dealt with individually. I believe every person is a miracle and every person has an unlimited potential. I feel it is important to help each person understand their worth. Every person is important and deserves to be treated with respect and dignity.
I believe it often takes courage to get help and if you are ready to take that step, I am looking forward to working with you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
Relationship issues , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Body Image , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Dissociation , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , Life Purpose , Personality Disorders , Post-traumatic Stress , Self-Love Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
LPC #LPC-18905 (Expires: 2024-03-31)
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Lori is great, but this service is a bit pricey.
Lori has helped me to overcome my issues with compassion, understanding and professionalism. Has provided a variety of helpful tools . Always replies in a timely matter, communicates clearly and respectful but also compassionate and understanding.
Lori is great, she listens and really tries to understand and offer help, constructive help and it feels like I am working with her on my healing. She is easy to talk to and I feel like I walk away from each session with a bit more insight.
I am so grateful that I came across Lori! What a wonderful therapist! So encouraging, understanding, pleasant person and active listener. She actively participates during the therapy session and you can feel that she really wants to help you. She is very attentive and picks up on issues and asks great questions to reflect on. She replies very fast via messenger, gives useful home works and makes notes from session in the chatter for you. For reference, I had 4 therapist so far in my life (2 on Better help and 2 outside of this platform) and Lori is finally the one with whom I am making significant progress after so many years. I can't thank her enough!
I have been working with her for over a year and the difference is night and day.
I have tried many in person therapists for a decade, but Lori is the first one that has really made a massive impact on my mental health. I feel so much more confident and my anxiety has been greatly reduced, to the point others close to me has commented on how I am so much more outgoing now.
Lori is amazing! She helped me get out of a really dark place. I am so much better now.
Lori helped me with new strategies for dealing with stress and anxiety. My work life is changing from a dread-fest to something I look forward to.
Awesome to me and listens very well. Perfect mix of positive energy and working on the hard things :)
When I first started with BetterHelp I was not happy with the service. Lori has completely changed my perspective. She is amazing and is my saving grace through difficult times. I am so thankful for her.
I have been seeing Lori for a few months now and she's had such a huge impact! She treats our conversations with patience and compassion and she's very knowledgable. I feel so much more confident and at ease. Thank you Lori :)
She is patient kind and helping me immensely. Thank you.
Beautiful, kind and knowledgeable
Lori has good at listening, providing feedback and support in a timely manner.
Lori has incredible listening skills and provides very constructive feedback. I have had my fair share of counselors and she is by far the best
Lori is awesome. An excellent listener and very easy to open up to. What a gem to find when I needed it
Lori has been an incredible support for me. She listens when I need to get things off my chest, responds in ways that are empathetic and objective , and provides solutions or simple ways to accept the challenges I face. I know I am struggling right now, but knowing that I can see Lori a few times a month has been a joy and is giving me the energy to better myself.
As a young adult with no relationship with my family, It's very hard for me to accept support, or even kindness, from outside sources. But Lori does not make me feel like I'm being judged. In fact, she encourages my confidence every time she see's it, and it's helped me have more. She's got a very welcoming and warm voice, enough to make an anxious person feel less anxious. I'm happy to have her as my counselor and would very much recommend her to anyone looking for a safe space to express your pain, but also your biggest goals. Nobody else has ever made me feel so capable of accomplishing them.
Top notch listener!
She is knowledgeable, patient, encouraging and supportive! Thank you
Lori asks lots of good questions to help you get through those moments where words are difficult
She is amazing! Very easy going and sweet :)
I've only been seeing Lori for a few weeks but I feel like she has made the biggest impact to my mental health out of all the therapists I've seen over the years. She really knows her stuff and knows how to get deep into issues and find the core. Thank you!
She is great