Educational and Professional Background:
Lori Michelson, MSW, received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Tulane University in 1992 and has been practicing ever since. She has had extensive experience working with all client groups covering a wide range of therapy issues. Her past experience ranges from working with children and teens through adults and seniors in individual, couple, and family settings. She currently limits her practice to working with adults and older adolescents – individuals and couples.
Having Type I Diabetes since the age of 28, Lori has had years of first-hand experience with facing the many challenges of diabetes. She is in a unique position to combine her professional skills and training with her personal experiences to offer valuable help to people with diabetes and other chronic physical illnesses. Lori also works extensively with clients who have general mental health issues. She draws from many counseling approaches and uses whichever will most effectively help each of her clients. These techniques include cognitive behavioral, insight-oriented, Gestalt, solution-focused, and dialectical behavior therapy.
Areas of Special Interest:
- Life Transitions
- Living with Chronic Physical Illness
- Grief and Loss
- Adult survivors of childhood abuse