My inspiration to become a therapist started from the time I was a young girl. My friends would tell their problems. So I learned how to listen early on. It was during these formative years that I began to see myself as a counselor. I have always been told that I have a gift of listening and a heart of love and compassion. My path to becoming a therapist started in 2000 after I earned my bachelor's degree from the University of Oklahoma. Then, after my husband and I became empty nesters, I finally had time to pursue my dream to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I earned my master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, OK, in 2010. I worked as a therapist for about three years before I decided to take my counseling knowledge, skills, and abilities to the next level as a Doctor of Behavioral Health in 2015 completing coursework at Arizona State University and the prestigious Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies.
I am unique among other Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs) because I am also a Doctor of Behavioral Health. As a doctor, I work as a teammate on equal footing with my patient's whole medical team and function as the team's behavioral health expert using my knowledge of medical culture and acute and chronic conditions. With my patient's consent and when it is appropriate, I can work with their primary care provider to perform screenings, assessments, and behavioral interventions. My mission as a collaborator with other providers is to work as an effective team member to deliver whole-person healthcare to culturally diverse communities and to improve access to quality healthcare for all people.
Borderline Personality Disorder
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Emotionally Focused Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (Training)
Supervisor, Licensed Professional Counselor
OK, LPC, 5245
Doctor of Behavioral Health (DBH), Integrated Behavioral Healthcare, Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies
Master of Arts (MA), Marriage and Family Therapy, Southern Nazarene University
My name is Dr. Lori, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Doctor of Behavioral Health. My therapy is based on the principle of empathetic, warm, and understanding communication between the patient (client) and me. I have over 11 years experience assisting others with their emotional and psychological needs on their journey to growth. I specialize in anxiety, depression, stress, COVID-related mental health issues, and couple's counseling. I have an extensive background in evidenced-based approaches such as attachment theory, mindfulness, and solution focused brief therapies. I will customize my approach towards your preferences and needs in therapy. Throughout our sessions, I will help you create solid coping strategies and goals to help you grow. Couples can collaborate to ensure that they are receiving the best therapy style both collectively and for their individual needs. I want to encourage you. It takes an incredible amount of courage and awareness to reach out for help. I am here for you. My ultimate goal is to guide you in the direction of healing and personal growth; if you feel that you are ready, I will be here to unconditionally support and empower you every step of the way.
1913 W 33rd Street, Suite #120, Edmond, 73013, OK