Hello! My name is Lorie Mullan and I am a licensed independent clinical social worker providing mental health services in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. In 2015, I received my Master of Social Work degree from West Virginia University and have spent my subsequent years treating the mental health needs of children, adolescents, and their families as well as adults seeking individual services.
For children and adolescents, my experience includes both residential, emergency shelter and outpatient child and adolescent behavioral health services, with specialized training and education in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and problematic sexualized behaviors (PSB) and their treatments. I have also worked with countless children, adolescents and parents involved in the child welfare system, including both foster and biological parents as well as kinship caregivers. When it comes to family concerns, I work with the youth and the family unit to improve communication, resolve conflicts, set healthy boundaries, clarify roles and responsibilities, promote understanding, and increase functioning in the family unit. It is through this process that we can reduce stress and conflict through the improvement of interactions between family members.
In my private practice, I provide behavioral health services to children, adolescents and adults. I have extensive training in trauma and am a nationally certified therapist for Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). I am also working toward becoming a trained therapist in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), which is also used to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and trauma-related stress. My additional clinical interests include working with and serving the needs of children, adolescents and adults living with intellectual disability, autism and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.
In our first visit, we will spend some time getting to know each other, learning about why services are being sought and how we can approach the process together. Using a client-centered and holistic approach, we will tailor a treatment plan to address your specific needs. We can work together to process strong emotions, develop coping skills, explore thinking patterns, examine behaviors, and reduce negative symptoms related to mental health.
Let’s work together!
Additional areas of focus: Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Adoption and Foster Care, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Communication Problems, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Sexual Assault and Abuse
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
VA LCSW 0904014782
WV LICSW DP00944804
She is wonderfully responsive and helpful with advice when needed.
Written on May 02, 2023 after therapy with Lorie for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
Lori is amazing! She's extremely responsive, patient, and knowledgeable. She provides great information on a variety of topics and methods so you can be sure you'll find something that works for you. I highly recommend her!
Written on Mar 23, 2023 after therapy with Lorie for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, anger management, and coping with life changes
Lorie Mullan has been very helpful as I work on overcoming a phobia. She provides useful tools like breathing to calm your parasympathetic nervous system. She encourages me to seek challenges but to avoid something that will be too much. I'm making good progress with her guidance.
Written on Jul 13, 2022 after therapy with Lorie for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety
She has absolutely changed my life for the better.
Written on Dec 15, 2021 after therapy with Lorie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Very personable and wise. Has several tips and tricks and exercises to help with anxiety.
Written on Sep 01, 2021 after therapy with Lorie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Lorie is an amazing counselor. She listens and is very supportive and gives helpful feedback. She has done an incredible job of helping me identify and process emotions. I am so happy that I was matched with such a great counselor.
Written on Aug 29, 2021 after therapy with Lorie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd