Lori received her MA Somatic Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies (1995) and completed doctoral studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland (2019).
Lori works with a range of clients who have faced challenging and traumatic experiences, those who are bereaved and those suffering with different kinds of losses- from the loss of a loved one, to relationship loss, career and identity transition, and health-related transitions.
Lori's client-centred work is grounded in somatic approaches and psycho-dynamic work that explores embodied personal and cultural narratives. Lori works with clients in accessing greater self-regulation through skills-building in body-centred practices. In 2014, Lori specialized in grief and bereavement through an internship with the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC) at Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Services, Eastern Health. Since 2015, she has co-facilitated Writing with Care retreats that explore entering into writing practice through the body. Lori is a Certified Professional Member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, a member of the Association of Canadian Naturopaths and Naturotherapists and recently completed her PhD at Memorial University of Newfoundland where her research explored how climate change affects persons and nervous systems. When possible, Lori travels to assist in Somatic Experiencing professional trainings.