ANXIETY! We all have it and I can help you manage it though healthy coping mechanisms. Take your power back and feel better. My approach is integrative to meet the needs of a diverse clientele. I enjoy utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic techniques, as well as an experiential solution based approach. I will provide a safe and supportive environment to encourage and gain perspective through empathetic exploration. You will enjoy the environment of support and non judgement as well as limitless positive regard. I consider it an honor to journey with each of my clients to a happier healthier life leaving challenges behind and embracing the positive in life.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapist in Georgia with over 20 years experience in volunteer and private practice capacity. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression , relational issues, parenting concerns, career challenges. I have also worked with those who have suffered emotional or physical abuse.
It takes courage to reach for a happier, more fulfilling and healthier life and to take the first steps toward change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Self esteem
GA LMFT MFT001450
Lori is an excellent therapist. I highly recommend her. She helped me so much in a much shorter period of time than traditional talk therapy. Betterhelp and their therapist offer many different approaches to therapy other than just talking. There is writing, meeting face to face, worksheets, homework, book recommendations. Highly recommend Lori and Betterhelp.
Written on Jul 30, 2021 after therapy with Lori for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and eating disorders
My time with Dr Lori has been literally life-changing. When I first started working with her, I was confused, depressed, going through so much turmoil in my life and I was drowning. Slowly, with her wise counsel and guidance, I've been able to regain clarity, find my own strength, gain confidence to make important decisions, and cope with the challenges I've faced. She has been firm but fair and kind, and I really appreciate working with her. I've even recommended her to family and friends.
Written on Jul 27, 2021 after therapy with Lori for 2 years and 11 months on issues concerning relationship issues
Dr Whatley's compassion, wisdom and expertise have been truly transformative to have in my life. While I came to her looking to be told what to do, and how to be to feel better. She has, and is, gradually helping steer me towards finding those answers within myself, and a greater gift I could not ask for.
Written on Jun 22, 2021 after therapy with Lori for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse
Love her!! So knowledgeable and informed!
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Nice and helpful!!!!
Written on May 12, 2021 after therapy with Lori for 3 years and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder
She's amazing. Really wants to give you her best and has a lot of experience
Written on May 11, 2021 after therapy with Lori for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and coaching
Very responsive, supportive
Written on Jan 28, 2021 after therapy with Lori for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues