Lori Valentino, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Lori Valentino, MSS, LCSW, RYT is a licensed psychotherapist and wellness practitioner who believes in focusing on the mind-body connection for a holistic approach to healing. She holds a Master of Social Service and a certification in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Group Practice from Bryn Mawr College. Lori is also a Behavior Specialist certified in Functional Behavior assessment for her work in helping children and adolescents.
Anxiety, depression, addiction and strong reactions in the present often signal unresolved pain from the past. As a certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist, Lori’s passion is supporting clients in healing trauma, promoting self-acceptance and creating positive changes in their lives.
She is committed to providing trauma informed therapies in a safe space to help people work toward their goals, process life events and manage the challenges of life. Lori practices from a strengths-based perspective and believes in each individual’s ability to heal, grow, transform and thrive. She has worked with children, adolescents, couples, families, and groups in a variety of mental health settings.
Lori will be running a trauma-specific IOP program that will incorporate evidence-based techniques from her trainings in EMDR, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Relational Life Therapy (RLT) and CBT. Lori is also a certified Yoga teacher and utilizes mindfulness practices, movement, breathing exercises and visualization to cultivate self-compassion and to promote the ability to be present moment to moment with acceptance and non-judgment. Her intention is to facilitate increased resiliency, flexibility and well being in daily life.