Presently, Lori is licensed as a psychotherapist in both Florida (LMHC) and New Hampshire (LCMHC). After spending more than 11 years in Florida, Lori returned for a stint back in New Hampshire. Now, once again Lori is in Florida. She is providing telemental health services to a limited number of clients in Florida, New Hampshire and Washington via a HIPA compliant portal.
Lori Olson's life path has led her to have a wide variety of experiences; these have included providing therapeutic interventions through community mental health agencies in Florida, being part of a private Christ-centered counseling practice in downtown Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte, Florida, and also the CEO of an online marketing firm. Additionally, Lori has worked with incarcerated juveniles, adolescents with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders at a residential facility and has led many therapeutic groups (e.g. cancer support, art therapy, depression, anxiety, and grief).
The aim of Lori's book, "How to be a Caregiver for an Aging Parent with Dementia", is to emphasize the importance of maintaining dignity and quality of life during the very intense trials presented by dementia; it is currently available in the Kindle format on Amazon and will soon be available as a paperback. Lori's other book "The Good Parent Workbook: proven parenting tips to prevent and address anxiety in children" is also available on Amazon. Lori has also written many health and wellness articles and reports which appear across the internet. Additionally, 1000s of articles on health, travel, parenting, and how-to topics were created by Lori’s marketing staff for online consumption; including the Therapy in a Nutshell Guide: "How to Be More Social and Outgoing".
Lori is the creator of a guided imagery podcast that helps veteran families suffering from PTSD. The content of the podcast has been favorably reviewed by mental health professionals around the country and the podcast has been downloaded thousands of times. The Veterans Administration of South Dakota requested and received a CD version of it.
Lori has successfully worked with oppositional and defiant youth, teens with substance abuse and co-occurring mental disorders, children with obsessive-compulsive disorder, adults with depression and anxiety, couples with marriage difficulties, and people recovering from trauma and grief.
Reducing the experience of chronic pain through the natural process of hypnosis is a particular interest that suits Lori's attachment and experimental therapy perspective. Lori has had much success treating substance abuse as an attachment disorder. She also favors emotional brain training (EBT), attunement, self-regulation, and competency theory (ARC), accelerated resolution therapy (ART is an eye movement therapy), Gestalt play therapy, art therapy, and emotion-focused therapy. Lori also utilizes cognitive approaches as needed (including trauma-focused CBT and dialectical behavioral therapy DBT). Lori is an active listener and capable of brief therapy approaches and tools; e.g. motivational interviewing and solution-focus therapy. The Safe and Sound Protocol that is based on Dr. Stephen Porges' polyvagal theory is now offered.
M.S in Mental Health Counseling
LMHC in Florida, LCMHC in New Hampshire
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
Certified Accelerated Resolution Therapist
Experience with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Art Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Emotional Brain Training (EBT), Gestalt Play Therapy, Attunement/self-Regulation/Competency therapy (ARC), Short-term Intensive Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Solution-Focused brief therapy, BCIA approved certification course in Neurofeedback, QEEG Didactic course, Neurofeedback workshops, Safe and Sound Protocol certified provider.
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- Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, for which I am required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
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