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!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
I also have experience in Addictions, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Self esteem
LMFT #MFT001450 (Expires: 2020-09-01)
Dr. Whatley is super knowledgeable and a great listener. I'm so grateful to be working with her!
Having had weekly sessions with Dr Whatley now for about 1 year, I can truly say that I'm so thankful to have come across a therapist like her, and I've been pleasantly surprised by the outstanding quality of our sessions and the ongoing support that I've received. Dr Whatley is impressive. She has that rare balance of deep relevant knowledge, meaningful life and career experience, strength of character, warmth of personality, gentle yet effective communication, and unrivaled passion and commitment to see her clients thrive. I truly believe her support had been a divine appointment and would strongly recommend her without a moment's hesitation to anyone needing therapy.
I appreciate Dr. Whatley's experienced, organized approach to helping me.
Dr. Whatley is by far my favorite therapist I have ever had. I have had a handful in my 20+ years of life and by far she is the most understanding, communicative, compassionate, and very easy to talk to therapist I have had. I used to feel ashamed with past therapist about my trauma, depression and anxiety not because it was something they did or said but because I just didn't feel that connection and that I was genuinely cared about. Dr. Whatley is 100% genuine and you can tell by the way she speaks with you.
I have been having a really difficult time over the last couple of years. I've spoke with a number of counsellors and I find Dr Whatley the most helpful. She gives great advice and shows support in the way that matters the most.
Dr. Whatley is amazing! I have been blessed to have her calm, empathetic wisdom guiding me through my problems in the past year, and thanks to her, I can see a light at the end of the tunnel now.
I like our sessions, Lori's approach; she knows how to listen, what to say, what questions to ask, doesn’t push anything, goes according to my needs and progress... It’s been a short time, but I already feel positive changes! Thank you.
Dr. Whatley has been extremely intensive and responsive.. zero judgment and such a great spans of knowledge with my background. I’m so happy to have found her.
Amazing! She is able to consolidate all my range of emotions very easily and always answers my questions and gives me emotional support when I need it. Has really helped me the last few months!
Laura was an incredibly insightful and considerate counsellor that helped me through a challenging time.
Dr. Whatley is so lovely and so down to earth. She made me feel at ease right away. She also gave me great advice and pointed out one of my patterns in such a positive way all in just the first session. She's awesome!
Dr. Lori is amazing! She is quite friendly and understanding and always does her best to provide solutions that I find possible to do. I'm becoming better and better every day. I'm sure it will be an incredible journey!
She’s very patient and open-minded to understand someone in my lifestyle and background. I’ve enjoyed our sessions so far.
I am happy I have her!
I have only been working with Dr.Whatley for two weeks but it has been great so far! She’s very knowledgable in the areas where I need help and has recommended great resources to help me educate myself and develop tools. The modality of having brief messaging daily has actually really helped streamline the therapeutic journey for me! Dr. Whatley always has worksheets and thoughtful questions to help further open up discussions and examine root causes and remedies. She’s a wonderful therapist and would highly recommended her to anyone need to work through similar issues.
I liked Dr. Whatley from the beginning. In the very first session she listened to me and understood me.
But, most of all, she showed plenty of knowledge concerning my problem. Later, during my sessions, she suggested me many books, all of them were very important to me.
She also make me believe in myself and made me believe that my problem had a solution.
I am very grateful to Dr. Whatley. I will be thankful to her for ever.
I have only been working with Dr. Whatley for a few short weeks but I can already feel a huge improvement in my mental health! She does an excellent job of listening and providing me with tools and advice to help me deal with my anxiety. I am already feeling so much calmer and I am able to enjoy life with a clearer mind!
Dr. Whatley is really friendly and helpful for a proactive mind like mine. She always supplies helpful worksheets and suggests books that may be helpful. I love that I have things to think about before our next session and she’s always prepared and great at guiding me to crake conclusions.
Dr Whatley is the best!!! Love her!! She is soo helpful!
She has been amazing in helping me deal with narcissistic abuse. She helped me understand the abuse and we are working towards coming out of it.
Dr. Whatley always responds quickly to me. The responses are always just what I need to hear to help me through particular situations. She seems to know how I feel without me having to overly express it. She is very professional and caring.
Dr. Whatley has provided me with the opportunity to understand myself more than anyone else has. She truly cares and is straight forward when she needs to be; a quality I greatly appreciate. She has a good sense of what I need in any given moment during our counseling sessions and provides helpful tools. I have experienced so much growth since I began my work with her and I will forever be grateful.
I have been interacting with Dr. Whatley now for 5 months and I would say that she is an excellent therapist. She is patient and gentle, but will push on you when she needs to. Her advice is consistent, and she is up to date with all the latest work. She is fun to talk to, but she never forgets your goals and how to get you to them. She has undoubtedly made my life better in the long term.
I've been talking with Dr. Whatley for about a month now. I'm really happy and greatful for her help.
Ive been working with Dr. Whatley for over a month now and I'm already seeing results in myself. I've faced some fears and taken my anxiety head on. She really listens and offers excellent advice. I'm glad I got paired with her. I'm really hopeful now for the first time in a long time.
Dr. Lori was absolutely amazing at understanding my needs as well as revealing to me how to think objectively about my issues. What I truly loved about this experience, is her method of counseling and she has taught me strategies to deal with my issues head on, instead of burying them and finding temporary solutions. I am healed in a way I could never even fathom to imagine and more than anything, equipped and rejuvenated mentally. I highly recommend her from the bottom of my heart.
Dr, Whatley has been extremely helpful in helping me through a difficult time. She’s supportive and good at asking me questions that really make me think.
Dr. Whatley really helped me with her practical approach to things. The worksheets and discussions on them were exactly what I was looking for to help me visualize my goals and achievements. She is a great listener and gives her input. Overall, one of the best therapists I had!
There have been various instances when i’ve had a chance to connect with a doctor regarding my problems. However, I have never connected with anyone as well as I did with Dr. Whatley. She definitely makes you feel comfortable and understands what you are going through.
At first i thought it was odd how she didn't say much, but as the days went by I realized she's there to listen and that one day it will just click and get better in time..But since talking to her I do feel better in myself and I do contact her whenever I want to.
Dr. Whatley is fantastic and has helped calm me in many situations.
Dr. Whatley is a kind and supportive person who takes the time to listen and understand what is really bothering you. With that she is able to help you move forward, always supporting you along the way.
D.r Whatley was extremely helpful. Her method of asking questions allowed me time to be introspective and really work through my problems. Every time I got a message from her it was immensely reassuring and helpful. I would highly recommend her!
I love her. She seems to be right there in it with me. She is very good and I would recommend her to all my friends family, and enemies as well. Keep up the good work.
She has been so amazing. I’ve been dealing with some nasty people in my life and she has helped me realize that I don’t need these people. She is so sweet and caring and I’m so glad I was matched with her!
Quite simply Lori is amazing and I am so grateful for her support and deep empathy and compassion
Dr. Whatley is a skilled understanding therapist who uses an open and friendly style of communication to help Me to better understand myself and my issues. She is supportive and consistent, and responds quickly each time.
Dr. Whatley took her time listening to me and asked me questions that gave me new insight into situations. Sometimes it is difficult to see things objectively when emotions are involved and she would ask me for further information surrounding events and feelings. It made me more calm in my approach and helped me have more meaningful conversations with my husband. She is great to work with.
Lori has been instrumental in my personal success for the better part of the last year. As someone who struggles with anxiety and depression, having someone to talk to and work on different things is extremely important to me. Lori is a great listener, but will also push you to try new methods out of your comfort zone to handle anxiety and depression, which as been invaluable to me.
I started out on BetterHelp looking to improve a few areas of my life to then improve my overall happiness. I've had some significant changes in my life recently and have found Lori to be someone I can vent to, share my feelings with and receive understanding from. I never feel judged.
This has all been great but the best thing I've gotten out of my time with her is being productive about the things I'm unhappy with. Instead of just talking about it and feeling sorry for myself, we are actively planning solutions to fix issues. Actively brainstorming and taking steps to create the life I want for myself and to enjoy focusing on, and being me. To me, this has been one of the best things I've done and I highly recommend Lori.
Lori Whatley knows what she's doing. She listens to my concerns and helps me put things into perspective. She responds frequently whilst also offering video and phone call sessions. I feel like she is passionate about what she does and I would highly recommend her.
She’s awesome. Gives me time to respond. She listens to me and responds with positive comments. She’s not the type to baby you and that’s what I like the most. She’s empathetic but doesn't dwell on it. She's very focused on the present and future. Helps with the past but moves at the pace that she thinks you can go. Lori is very very helpful in so many different areas.
Lori has been very compassionate and professional. She is responsive to my comments and questions. She also gives me space when I’m in a more “quiet mode”, although she will continue to send me messages to remind me she is there.
Lori was persistent and kept me feeling supported. Her words are insightful and helpful to allow me to reflect and refocus on what I want in my life. Highly recommend.
Lori is great! I feel really comfortable and could honestly speak about anything no matter how absurd, deep or complex. She is sympathetic, sensitive, non judgmental and really helpful in a practical way that gets results. This promotes change quickly.
She offers great insight and is heartfelt but offers you tools to implement into your life with ease, is continually there to support you through those changes and offer encouragement.
I have been able to implement her advice quickly and with the guidance and support needed to make a better life. I highly recommend Lori.