Lori has served in a variety of roles throughout her life, which have given her the opportunity to grow both as an individual and as a clinician. Not-for-profit work, state government service, church leadership, and private practice have contributed to her experience with diverse populations and her core belief that the therapeutic relationship is more than beneficial but is essential, especially during difficult seasons of life. She considers it a privilege to support individuals and families on their journey as they cope with and overcome challenges. Lori is also highly motivated to assist people in discovering their true self, which can bring healing and freedom.
Prior to college, Lori grew up in northern Indiana. She obtained her first B.A. in Springfield, Missouri where she studied Theology and Counseling. She later earned a second B.A. at Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois where she studied Communication and Organizational Leadership. In 2013, Lori graduated from the University of Chicago with a Master’s degree in Social Service Administration. Lori is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both Missouri and Illinois.