Lori has been working as a counsellor 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 2SLGBTQ*, ethical non-monogamy, and negotiating safe, consensual, alternative relationships/sex.
She uses a variety of approaches to improve your relationship with yourself and others, including EMDR, mindfulness, somatic exercises for nervous system regulation and more.
While Lori 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 2SLGBTQ*-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
Cultural Awareness Training - Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
Crisis Worker Certificate - Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention
President-Elect - Manitoba Association for Marriage & Family Therapy - 2008-2009
President - Manitoba Association for Marriage & Family Therapy - 2009-2011
Past President - Manitoba Association for Marriage & Family Therapy - 2011-2012
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: