Lori is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with a Masters in Psychodynamic Counselling and over 20 years working in counselling and clinical roles. Lori worked for 14 years in a residential substance rehabilitation unit for women and their babies and young children. There she developed a passion for working in the areas of perinatal mental health and the parent-infant relationship. Lori has also worked in Employee Assistance Programs and in private practice, and in both arenas has worked with clients in the perinatal phase of life. Lori has experience in supporting parents with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, emotion regulation, adjustment to parenthood, supporting the parent-child relationship, balancing work and parenthood, relationship stress, trauma and domestic violence.
Lori is a warm and compassionate clinician and uses a relational, trauma-informed approach in her work, which also incorporates approaches such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and an understanding of Attachment Theory. Lori provides a safe and non-judgemental space for you to seek support and appreciates the opportunity to work with you on this part of your journey.