As a dedicated psychotherapist, empowerment and acceptance are foundational values for Lori’s practice. Your vulnerable and brave step towards change comes with your unique narrative, influenced by our biology, how we are nurtured in childhood and the relationship experiences we have. Therapy gives space for this exploration and reflection. Lori feels privileged and honoured to help guide that deeper questioning that leads you to your innate insight and transformation.
Lori completed her Bachelor of Social Work degree at Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri, and her Master of Social Work at New York University in New York City. Lori’s background experience includes 20 years as a clinician for adjudicated individuals; outpatient therapist for at-risk youth populations; academic social worker; field supervisor and adjunct professor for graduate students; child centre clinical assistant director; private practice practitioner (adults, adolescents, couples) specializing in complex trauma; psychotherapist for marginalized populations that include refugee, asylum and human trafficking; and co-developer/founder of a global mental health Canadian charity (Mental Health Without Borders – www.mhwb.ca).
Lori has spent the last decade exploring treatment modalities that help to heal anxiety and trauma. Her learning has led her to effective, gold-standard therapies that use bottom up approaches. So often Lori would observe similar emerging patterns no matter the reason for seeking therapy…when difficult things happen our system gets overwhelmed, our brain and bodies get too flooded to process and organize the sensations, emotions, and thoughts! Bottom up approaches access the body and the emotions to help dislodge the ‘stuck’ places. Lori brings confidence in her 2 decades of clinical experience, supervision and dedication to refining skills in: Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR); Structural Dissociation Parts Work; and IMAGO (therapy for relationships/couples). Other training include: Psychodynamic; Flash Technique (EMDR); and competencies in CBT, DBT, Mindfulness and Biofeedback. Her passion to help others understand brain development, as it relates to trauma and attachment, is a hallmark of her facilitation towards healing.
Intake Process and Policies
Master of Clinical Social Work Degree
New York University Graduate School of Social Work
Registered Social Worker (#817465)
Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
Canadian Association of Social Workers