Sunday, September 15, 2019

My Background

Lori Conroy, MS, LMFT license #47658
Helping people find healing, wholeness and purpose in life...
I am a lifelong resident of Marin County where I have been doing professional counseling since 2004. Prior to that, I have worked with people in various capacities my whole life. I have a passion to help individuals, couples and families overcome challenges, grow in their relationships and find meaning and purpose in life. In addition to my training, I draw from my own personal experiences and from working with many different types of people. I have been successfully married since 1981, and I am a mother of three adult children who have taught me valuable lessons in parenting.
I graduated with honors from Dominican University with a Masters of Science (MS) Degree in Counseling Psychology, and from Sacramento State University with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree in Child Development.
I am licensed by the State of California Board of Behavioral Sciences as a Marriage and Family Therapist (for more information on LMFTs, click here). I am also a member of several organizations including the following:
  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
  • The local Marin County Chapter of CAMFT
  • American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)
  • United States Mental Health Professionals
  • Northern California Psychotherapists and Counselors
  • Psi Chi - The National Honor Society in Psychology
For 5 years I worked with children and their families at Olive Elementary School and Marin Christian Academy, both in Novato, where I counseled children with behavioral problems, anxiety, depression, affects from divorce and grief over loss of a parent.
I worked as an MFT Intern at Family Service Agency of Marin, one of the nation’s leading community mental health care organizations, where I specialized in grief counseling, crisis intervention, treating anxiety and mood disorders, substance abuse recovery, healing from abuse or trauma, and children and families.
In 2006, I started my own practice working out of New Life Christian Center (NLCC) in Novato, under the excellent supervision of noted therapist Susan Peters MFT, an expert in Child Therapy with a specialization in treating families with disabled children. At NLCC I gained experience working with children, teens and adults recovering from trauma or abuse, couples therapy, divorce recovery and treating anxiety and mood disorders. I also led small groups for women recovering from childhood abuse and forgiveness groups (being stuck in resentment is often the cause of depression and anxiety and forgiveness and letting go can lead to wholeness).
Please see the rest of my web site to learn more about my approach to counseling and the various areas in which I specialize. A short introductory video will also help you get to know me.