Lori Smith

(LPC, MSPC)
Therapist Lori Smith Photo

About Me

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Body Image , Codependency , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
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

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #LPC18905 (Expires: 2022-03-31)


Reviews

Written by N.A. on Oct 20, 2021 after therapy with Lori for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I have been struggling with my mental health since I was a teenager. She has helped me find a way out of the worst depression of my life and practically deal with my issues. I am still a work in progress, but I have hope for my future again.

Written by L.O. on Aug 20, 2021 after therapy with Lori for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Lori has been exceptional helpful to me. Understands my issues and address them in a manner I have been abe to work on them. She is caring profesional. I will extremely recomend her.

Written by A.U. on Jul 07, 2021 after therapy with Lori for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Awesome to me and listens very well. Perfect mix of positive energy and working on the hard things :)

Written by J.A. on Jul 01, 2021 after therapy with Lori for 1 month on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Lori has been very understanding and supportive. She has created a space where I feel comfortable and safe to share and I feel heard and understood. Thank you.

Written by K.R. on May 19, 2021 after therapy with Lori for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by I.S. on May 11, 2021 after therapy with Lori for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd

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 :)

Written by B.E. on Apr 28, 2021 after therapy with Lori for 2 weeks

She is patient kind and helping me immensely. Thank you.

Written by L.I. on Apr 13, 2021 after therapy with Lori for 2 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

Beautiful, kind and knowledgeable

Written by K.I. on Apr 06, 2021 after therapy with Lori for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Lori has good at listening, providing feedback and support in a timely manner.

Written by P.R. on Feb 17, 2021 after therapy with Lori for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

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

Written by A.M. on Feb 17, 2021 after therapy with Lori for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Lori is awesome. An excellent listener and very easy to open up to. What a gem to find when I needed it

Written by G.A. on Feb 16, 2021 after therapy with Lori for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, and eating disorders

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.

Written by S.U. on Feb 16, 2021 after therapy with Lori for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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.

Written by J.A. on Feb 15, 2021 after therapy with Lori for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Top notch listener!

Written by E.L. on Feb 11, 2021 after therapy with Lori for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is knowledgeable, patient, encouraging and supportive! Thank you

Written by A.N. on Feb 10, 2021 after therapy with Lori for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, and career difficulties

Lori asks lots of good questions to help you get through those moments where words are difficult

Written by P.R. on Feb 03, 2021 after therapy with Lori for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, and career difficulties

She is amazing! Very easy going and sweet :)

Written by M.E. on Dec 16, 2020 after therapy with Lori for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

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!

Written by R.E. on Dec 07, 2020 after therapy with Lori for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

She is great