We all experience trauma in our lives, and sometimes severe life stressors leave us feeling stuck. As an ally, teacher, and therapist, Lori collaborates with you to go from surviving to thriving. She understands that healing is dynamic, and provides a mind-body-spirit approach to treatment. Therapy is an opportunity to honor our experience and become friends with ourselves. Lori offers an accepting and non-judgmental environment welcome to those of all races, ethnicities, sexual orientation and gender identities. Lori treats clients of all ages.
Areas of Interest and Expertise:
- Life Adjustments and Transitions
- Stress Management
- Trauma, PTSD, and Complex PTSD
- Chronic Pain and Symptom Management
- Terminal Illness
- Grief Counseling and Therapy
- Narcisistic Personality Disorder and recovery from NPD relationships
- Mindfulness Practices and Meditation
Lori was drawn to counseling after going through a healing crisis of her own after she was diagnosed with Chronic Lyme disease. Many of the modalties she now uses with her clients were of great benefit throughout her Lyme treatment and recovery. Hypnotherapy is a powerful modality that can help those looking for small or big changes in their lives. She tells her clients that all you have to do is show up and I do the rest with hypnosis.
In her spare time, Lori loves to spend time with her two doodle dogs, hiiking or going to agility classes . She loves movement including yoga, pilates and Feldenkrais. She is an avid animal lover and has been a member of Therapy Dogs Inc for 15 years. She also volunteers for the Crisis Text Line.
Lori has a Masters in Clinical Social Work from the U. of North Dakota. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Stephens College. Lori received her certification in Clinical Hypnotherapy from the Hypnosis Motivation Institute and is currently completing her Certification in EMDR.
Illinois Licensed Clinical Social Worker
ChT Clinical Hypnotherapy from Hypnosis Motivational Institute
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
National Guild of Hypnotherapists, Certified
American Society of Clinical Hypnosis Certified
NASW Member, National Association of Social Workers
MSW U. of North Dakota, Grand Forks
BS Psychology, Stephens College, Columbia, MO
HMI Graduate, with Honors Hypnosis Motivation Institute hypnosis.edu