“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall” – Confucius
Hi. I’m Lorrie Yates. I’m a school psychology doctoral student with my master’s degree in school psychology.
I am someone who cares about the whole-child experience, including children’s time at home, at school, and in the community, as well as their physical, emotional, and mental well-being. I support children and teens who experience anxiety or depression, or experience challenges related to their education, who want to feel more comfortable in the different areas of their life.
During my three years of experience working in schools and universities, I developed a strong understanding of how school systems work, and gained experience working with teachers, counselors, school psychologists, and students. I have a passion for working with non-traditional family structures, such as extended families and single parents, and enjoy supporting fathers with parenting and relationship building.
I also have experience working with children with various kinds of disabilities, including intellectual, emotional, and physical challenges. Building partnerships with parents and schools, and completing school consultations forms an integral part of my work.
In the therapy room, I provide a warm, caring, and safe atmosphere, where clients walk away feeling heard, understood, and respected. I take a person-centered, culturally-sensitive, evidence-based approach and strongly believe there’s not a one-size fits all method, so I tailor my approach to each client’s individual needs.
I have training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), person-centered therapy, and rehabilitation counseling, and I value diversity in all of its forms. When appropriate, I incorporate humor and play into therapy.
I know from my years of experience working with children and families that you and your child can overcome difficult experiences and circumstances, and work together to improve your child’s quality of life and relationships. With time and openness, I can help you and your child take steps to achieve your goals.