Lori has her Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern- IMT 2348. She has multifaceted experience in the helping field since 2001 including mentoring, counseling, and case management as well as the development and implementation of programs and events within aftercare programs, faith-based institutions, and community-based organizations. Over the last few years, Lori has provided therapeutic support while working in a clinic, at a hospital, in schools, with families in their homes, and in a private practice setting. It is through this experience that Lori found a passion in working in the substance use field.
Lori believes in the power of change within the recovery community. She also understands that it is often a crisis or major life event that brings individuals to seek treatment and she is enthusiastic about collaborating with her clients on exploring their experiences and identifying strengths and resources to overcome challenges and accomplish life goals. Lori utilizes an eclectic approach to therapy that includes traditional talk therapy, family therapy, art, mindfulness meditation, play and adventure-based activities, and solution focused narratives.
Lori was born and raised in South Florida. She enjoys doing activities outdoors including kayaking and biking, she dabbles in painting, poetry, and photography and she loves spending time with her family, friends, husband, and puppy.