As a dedicated therapist, I possess extensive experience and an unwavering passion for helping individuals overcome their challenges. My specialized expertise lies in working with a diverse range of clients, including adolescents and adults, and I have successfully assisted individuals facing a wide spectrum of behavioral and mental health issues. These include anxiety disorders, depression, domestic violence, sexual assault, and various other concerns. Guided by an empowering approach, I prioritize leveraging clients' strengths to help them navigate life's stressors with resilience. My commitment to evidence-based practice is evident in my utilization of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as a foundation.
Over the course of 12 years, I have immersed myself in the behavioral health field, beginning as a first responder victim advocate and subsequently serving as a school social worker. These experiences have provided me with profound insights into the challenges faced by individuals struggling with trauma, abuse, loss and grief, self-esteem issues, dependency, and more. I am dedicated to fostering a deep understanding of these issues and continuously expanding my knowledge to better serve my clients.
My ultimate goal is to identify the therapy techniques that align most harmoniously with clients' personalities and help them achieve their treatment goals. As an African American/Caribbean woman, I possess a heightened sensitivity to cultural needs and recognize the critical importance of tailoring my approach to meet the unique requirements of each individual. By acknowledging and respecting diverse cultural backgrounds, I ensure a therapeutic environment that is inclusive and conducive to meaningful growth and healing.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Intellectual Disability, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
FL LCSW SW21368
My therapist is a good listener and provides suggestions that help me to deal with my issues of concern. My therapist is supportive and encourages me to reach my goals. My therapist is available and responds in a timely manner to written messages. My therapist is polite and has a demeanor that demonstrates interest in me and my concerns. My therapist is also punctual for our sessions.
Written on Nov 07, 2023 after therapy with Loris for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief
I feel very comfortable with her she's very kind and patient and knowledgeable
Written on Sep 21, 2023 after therapy with Loris for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, anger management, and career difficulties