Lori has been working in the field of counselling since 1991. She has a wide range of experience in many areas, including grief, domestic abuse, suicide, criminal victimization, anxiety, infidelity and sexuality. She has a particular interest in working with individuals around issues of LGBTQ*, ethical non-monogamy, and negotiating safe, consensual, alternative relationships/sex. She uses a combination of Emotionally Focused Therapy, and mindfulness to improve your relationship with yourself and others.
Lori works from a place of empowerment. While her professionalism means that she offers education and experience, she believes that you know yourself better than anyone else ever could. Thus, she will take her cues and direction from you as to what your problems are, and what you think you are capable of in overcoming them. She uses this information to develop a plan that will help you succeed in your stated goals.
Lori strongly values treating everyone with care and compassion, regardless of sex, race, religion, relationship status, sexual orientation or political affiliation. Her practice is LGBTQ*-friendly, kink-aware, cross-culturally informed, pro-choice and ethical.
Lori is a qualified, registered and experienced professional counsellor. She has a Master's degree specializing in couple and family therapy and is a registered member of the Manitoba College of Social Workers.
Master of Marriage & Family Therapy - University of Winnipeg
Bachelor of Human Ecology (Family Studies) - University of Manitoba
Individual counselling is the process of exploring your thoughts, feelings and behaviours with a professional therapist. The intent is to make a change of some kind in your life. Lori helps people identify these desired changes and works with them to achieve their potential. Some areas of change involve issues around the following:
Relationship Counselling Relationships are hard! You might be struggling with your intimate partner, parents, siblings, children, roommate or a friend. The people who are closest to us are often the ones that can make us feel raw and vulnerable. By using Emotionally Focused Therapy, Lori can help you work toward feeling safe and secure in your relationships.
Information Presentations and Workshops Lori has produced and presented information segments and conducted workshops at the request of various community groups and businesses. Some of these include:
effective communication (basic and advanced)
tips to boost self esteem
negotiating fun sex
how having children can affect your relationship, and what to do about it
If you don't see the topic you want listed here, be sure to contact her to see if she could produce something tailor-made for your organization!