bio - I’ve always had a passion for helping others, but it wasn’t until I was diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease that I knew I had to be someone to give hope to those who had none. My focus is built around finding and treating core issues to open up healing of mind and body.
My specialty is working with acute and chronic illness clients to help provide support and expedited healing throughout their treatment. Hypnotherapy does not compete with other treatments but actually can make those treatments more effective. I love assisting clients manage their chronic medical conditions, finding new hope for healing, including autoimmune and chronic Lyme disease. My other interest is working with dental clients to help them overcome fear of a procedure and assist in expedited healing for revision procedures. Beyond this, I enjoy helping clients with a variety of issues including but not limited to anxiety, depression, lack of motivation, quitting bad habits, sleep issues, hormonal concerns, addictions, dealing with grief, improving learning skills and phobias.
In addition, I love to incorporate therapy dog work through the Alliance for Therapy Dogs, which I have been a member of for over 15 years. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions you might have in regards to my therapeutic process of talk therapy and hypnotherapy.
I employ a unique ability to strategize as a LCSW. I guide my clients in determining their goals and teaches them how to process related changes. I can help you transform a personal vision and make it a reality
My empathetic abilities are strong and my enthusiasm for life is contagious. I work closely with my clients to uncover the hidden obstacles which sabotage their intentions for desired changes. I am able to teach you how to transform those obstacles into solutions. I can help identify the knowledge and skills necessary to create positive change and offers a workable plan and structure toward success. Some areas of specialization include:
- Family Systems Therapy
- Marital and Relationship Therapy
- Gestalt Therapy
- Mindfulness-based Meditation and Practices
I offer in home sessions and in office appointments throughout the Chicago Suburbs as well as specializing in Skype and Phone appointment options for those that would rather remain in their own home.
As a Certified Hypnotherapist (CH), I can assist individuals with making positive lifestyle changes and health- related changes in a number of areas. My primary categories of expertise include:
- Dealing with chronic illness, chronic pain
- Lyme disease, chronic
- Autoimmune disease
- Recovering from acute illness
- weight loss
- smoking cessation
- resolving loss
- pain management
- sports performance
- enhanced recovery from medical procedures
- sexual dysfunction and healthy sex
Lori can also create a personalized hypnosis cd for you to support the actual in-session hypnosis that is tailored to meet your very specific needs and goals. Positive change is truly transformative. It makes the difference between being truly alive and simply enduring the conditions of your life.
Millie has been a certified therapy dog for The Alliance for Therapy Dogs for 10 years. I have been a tester and trainer for this organization for 15 years. In our spare time we visit hospices, children’s hospitals and nursing homes to bring smiles to the residents. If a client wishes to incorporate animal assisted therapy in their treatment, I am more than happy to explore those options.
Millie will often sit in on a talk therapy session allowing the client to feel more relaxed and allowing the process to flow more freely. She has a natural ability to help you feel at ease. There are a variety of animal assisted therapy treatment options available and I am happy to discuss all and how they might benefit your healing.
Illinois Licensed Clinical Social Worker
ChT Clinical Hypnotherapy from Hypnosis Motivational Institute
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
MSW U. of North Dakota, Grand Forks
BS Psychology, Stephens College, Columbia, MO
HMI Graduate, with Honors Hypnosis Motivation Institute hypnosis.edu
psychotherapy offerings: talk therapy sessions, Gestalt work, mind-body therapy focus, Hypnotherapy- talk therapy hybrid model.
I work via phone, skype, or can travel to a client's home. I also have several office locations in the Chicago Southwest suburbs