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About Lori


My clinical specialization is working with adolescents, young adults, adults, and parents. 


When working with youth, I provide strategies that honor their emotional well-being while also partnering with parents to support healthy functioning within the family system.  


In addition to my clinical practice, I am an Adjunct Instructor in the Graduate Counseling Program at St. Mary's College of California, teaching Advanced Clinical Practice and Communication Skills I and II. I also supervise graduate counseling students in field placement training.  


I find my work to be tremendously inspiring and fulfilling and I feel privileged to be able to partner with my clients in their important life work. 




  • Master's Degree, with honors, in Counseling Psychology from St. Mary's College of CA

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Mgmt./Engineering from Purdue University


Credentials and Professional Associations


  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist LMFT78336

  • Certified Nutrition Therapy Specialist

  • Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider

  • Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional: Applied Neuroscience for Treating Anxiety, Panic, and Worry

  • Member of the California Association of Marriage and Therapists (CAMFT)

  • Member of the East Bay Chapter California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

  • A Volunteer Mental Health Professional of A Home Within, a nonprofit organization that provides for the emotional needs of foster children.


Additional Training


  • How Nutrients Affect Mental Health and The Brain

  • Understanding Metabolism: Mind-Body Connections: Stress-Related Eating, Mood, Cognition, and Sleep

  • Understanding Fatigue: Stress, Habits, and The Brain

  • Social Thinking

  • Students Under Pressure

  • Special Issues within Adoption

  • Advanced Mindfulness

  • The Social Neuroscience of Psychotherapy: Changing the Brain through Healing Relationships

  • Shame and Clinical Practice

  • Trauma Treatment: Latest Advances  

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