Licensed Clinical Social Worker
“To me, therapy is a way of exploring the past that informs the future. My passion is empowering individuals to find their own sense of who they are and what they want out of life, despite the many painful challenges there are in the human existence. To quote an author, “Mental health problems don’t define who you are; they are something you experience. You walk in the rain and feel the rain, but you are not the rain.”
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Attachment Disorders
- Anxiety & Depression
- Family Therapy
Education & Experience
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY (2015).
Master of Arts in Social Work, UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY (2020).
Lori comes to Carbajal Counseling & Consulting with 7 years experience in the mental health field, with a background in non-profit, residential, and outpatient settings. She has extensive practice providing therapy to individuals, families, and groups, and has considerable experience in treating a variety of mental health concerns. Lori specializes in treating individuals and their families struggling with emotion regulation, attachment issues, trauma, anxiety/depression, behavioral challenges, neurodevelopmental disorders, and other concerns related to mental health.
During her undergraduate training, Lori worked as a Family Advocate for underserved children and their families. Lori also received training and is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Love and Logic Positive Parenting Solutions. Lori has been trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing. Lori has an eclectic approach to therapy with a belief is that therapy is not a “one size fits all” experience.
After earning her Bachelor of Psychology, Lori went on to pursue a master’s degree in Social Work while working as a youth mentor in a residential treatment center (RTC) for adolescent girls, then as a clinical intern in a private practice setting. Lori values her experiences in residential and so acquired a position as part of the clinical team at an RTC for adolescents and young adults on the Autism Spectrum, gaining vast knowledge in this area.
In her free time, Lori enjoys reading, hiking, kayaking, football (Go Chiefs!), holidays, yoga, spending time with her husband and her 4 almost adult children (3 down, 1 to go…phew!), and playing with her two dogs, Charlie and Allie. She loves to challenge herself with new adventures and recently went SKYDIVING with her oldest child on Mother’s Day, despite her genuine fear of heights! Lori’s absolute favorite way to relax and unwind is to watch a show while cuddling with her husband and dogs.