Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor
Even before I became a therapist, when striking up a meaningful conversation with someone new, I’ve often heard, “I can’t believe I’m telling you this” or “I usually don’t talk about this with anyone”….followed by, “You’re so easy to talk to”. I have always enjoyed getting to know people, beyond the surface and to understand who they are from their experiences. When I became a therapist, it was more of a calling than an active decision. I have been blessed with an ability to help others feel comfortable and willing to share deep thoughts and emotions without the fear of judgement or condemnation. I have a true passion for the work I do and the people whose lives I touch.
I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 1993 and I am a certified LPC Supervisor, as well. My background includes over 25 years of behavioral health experience in various settings, with a wide variety of people. I have worked in private practice, in rural mental health clinics, in public school settings and in urban psychiatric hospitals. I work with all age groups and populations. My expertise includes testing, diagnosing, evaluating, and treating a wide range of issues from adjustment disorders to serious mental illness and chemical use disorders. I have a passion for working with special populations including persons with intellectual and developmental disorders while supporting their families. Recently I’ve had the honor of joining a charity organization providing therapeutic support to our American Veterans.
My own life and career have blessed me with many real-life challenges and learning experiences, similar to those you may be facing. Although I am comfortable using many formal therapeutic approaches, each one of us is unique. It is your need and your personality that dictates the therapeutic approach we will use in any given session. We all experience life and loss differently…and as a seasoned therapist, I have the personal and professional perspective to help you navigate through the rough spots.
Establishing a trusting therapeutic relationship is the foundation for a successful outcome. Helping you narrow your focus and create a roadmap, is important. It can provide direction, demonstrate your progress toward the goals you have chosen and help you gain a sense of accomplishment. The path you travel will change throughout the course of your treatment and your priorities will undoubtedly be shuffled as you experience new thoughts and challenges, but I am here to help keep you focused and support you in your journey, each step of the way.
When scheduling an appointment, please ask for Lorie Corrigan.