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About Lori Richardson, MSW, LCSW

Lori is motivated by the transformative potential in each person’s life. Throughout her career, she has gravitated towards guiding healing paths, combined with a prevailing interest in neuroscience and powerful therapies that supercharge positive feelings. At heart, she sees herself as a teacher, helping her patients learn to rewire their own neural pathways. For many years now, Ms. Richardson has witnessed daily how these therapies allow people to transform lifelong thought, identity or behavioral patterns into new ways of thinking, feeling and being. She often finds that her patients experience positive changes in their lives that previously seemed impossible and unreachable to them. Her work is informed by eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Accelerated Resolution therapy, Brainspotting and emotional freedom technique. Lori is also clinically fluent in Spanish.

Partial List of Treatment Areas

  • Major Life Change: grief, divorce, etc
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anorexia/Bulimia
  • Anxiety
  • Binge Eating / Other
  • Bipolar
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Depression
  • PTSD - Childhood Trauma
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Compulsive Gambling
  • Hoarding
  • PTSD - Victim of Abuse
  • OCD
  • Opioid/Pain Med Use
  • Drug Use (non-opioid)
  • Phobia
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Sex / Pornography Addiction
  • PTSD - Single Incident/Shock
  • Somatic Experiencing (SE)
  • Somatoform Disorder
  • badge-3 TelehealthSignifies the completion of a mental health telehealth training program

Education & Certifications

– Master of Social Work from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL
– Bachelor of Science in Public and Social Services from Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA
– Member of the National Association of Social Workers
– Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina

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Reviews

RL

June 15, 2021

All good moments

June 2, 2021

Lori was very positive and helpful.

HJ

May 28, 2021

All of the sessions have been quite helpful. I am grateful for the care.

CC

May 21, 2021

She does a lot of ongoing education which proves of great help.

RL

May 18, 2021

Fantastic therapist in general. All sessions are special

JH

April 27, 2021

Lori is both a wonderful listener and friend for those in need of someone to talk to. I feel very blessed and fortunate for having sought out emotional care with Lori Richardson and MindPath Care Centers.

RL

April 27, 2021

Lori is an outstanding therapist. I always get the impression she truly cares. She is easy to talk to and has made some very helpful suggestions.

SB

April 21, 2021

My therapist is great!

PS

April 8, 2021

Lori is very knowledgeable about a vegetarian diet, and was especially helpful to me after I had surgery.

CC

April 7, 2021

In general, everyone, including the receptionists where I meet with Lynn Howard, are so kind and helpful. Lori has taken time to study so many modalities, she is very helpful with her therapy. It's pretty amazing. After decades of therapy, I am finally seeing results!

RL

April 6, 2021

Lori is a fantastic therapist. I look forward to our sessions and have benefited greatly from her advice. Thank you, Lori.

JP

February 26, 2020

I am happy I pushed through my anxiety & stayed for my appointment

MS

February 13, 2020

Very excited to meet Lori, she was knowledgeable, compassionate, and understanding. She was able to provide me with some information that I can use immediately and I look forward to continuing to work with her.

LP

January 14, 2020

Very positive and optimistic

CC

January 11, 2020

Great initial introduction to working with Lori Richardson. She listened well and explained her proposed plan moving forward. Very grateful for this process moving forward.

Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas

Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas. Please note that we plan to be open for appointments; however, be aware that power outages may be widespread which may impact telehealth and other appointments. We may not know until the last minute in all of our locations on Tuesday. Please be patient. We will waive missed appointment charges on Tuesday, August 4th in light of complications from the weather. If you and your provider are unable to connect, we will reach out to reschedule your appointment as soon as possible.