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Holistic Addiction
Trauma Therapist


Are you the sort of person who:

*Can teach a rehab group because you’ve been to treatment so many times but can’t seem to keep it together long term?

*Understands your triggers, has the coping skills but they only work some of the time.

*Feels stuck in the trauma loop of reliving or thinking about what happened to you over and over and nothing has worked.

*Has  been sober for a while but you’re still kind of miserable.

*Has thought about asking for help with your drinking or using but balk at the label “alcoholic” or an “addict.”

*Has a loved one that is struggling with substances and you don’t know how to help them.

*Has done a lot of healing of their trauma, addiction and is looking for continued growth and support beyond just living?

*Is looking for a more holistic approach to healing and therapy?

Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could get out of that loop?

 Your defenses and coping skills (including drugs and alcohol) served a purpose at some time. 

They likely helped you survive


True healing is about developing coping skills that actually work in the moment, regulating your nervous system, and ultimately, building a life worth living


Building a life worth living is about identifying your values beyond not wanting to feel like crap, finding what brings you joy, and integrating all parts of yourself and coming back to your innate wholeness.  

It takes courage to ask for help and I'm so glad you're here. Research shows 1 in 4 families struggle with addiction and trauma, and at least 75% of all Doctor visits are stress related. 

In therapy we will work together to find the missing link to helping you heal so that you can

*stay sober long term 

*release the pain of your past 

*live the life you've hoped for but didn't believe you could have! 


You will learn to calm your nervous system, process your story and integrate your experience so that you can finally release the hold your past has on you and feel the peace, joy and connection you’ve been searching for.

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Healing yourself through the power of therapy, holistic wellness + yoga therapy.

If you’re looking for more than the traditional head nod therapist that just listens, that's me! I will give you direct thoughts, suggestions and tools.  There are times when you need a listening ear, and there are times when you just need someone to tell you what they think.  I’m here for both. 


We will explore what has worked and what hasn't worked for you, build a plan that includes skills you can easily implement into your daily life to build the life you desire instead of just surviving or going through the motions.  Talking about it is great, and sharing your story can be a super important part of your healing process. 


Sometimes talking isn't enough. Our experiences live in our bodies and brains in ways we don't fully understand. That's when we get frustrated and feel like "it will never change." Using practices such as mindfulness, yoga therapy and EMDR we can assist the mind and body in its natural process of healing and build that life worth living.

Imagine feeling connected, empowered and successful in your recovery process. Holistic counseling and therapy for addiction, trauma and  using a proven system that goes beyond your traditional therapist.

If you're looking for an integrative and supportive way of dealing and healing your challenges , you're in the right place.


Psychologist Session



I had a horrific, unimaginable childhood.  As a result of the trauma my life has been a struggle.  A survivor’s group recommended Lori and we agreed to do EMDR sessions.  Lori has incredible talents.  After 40 years I no longer am woken up with nightmares.  I no longer think of my trauma daily.  My trauma no longer ruins my life.  Most importantly I love myself and my life is filled with joy and laughter.  Lor’s talent is remarkable and impeccable.


I never realized how relaxing and calming yoga and essential oils can be.  It helps me to stay centered and in the present moment.  It helps to calm my cravings and not think about anything else except right now.  Thank you so much for teaching me this!

- Anonymous


Lori Lauridsen has been my therapist since 2016. Using a variety of successful techniques to facilitate my recovery from substance abuse, she has been crucial in my path to wellness.  Every session was tailored to my specific and current goals.  By combining cognitive, spiritual and physical approaches, Lori enabled me to finally gravitate toward and accept personal responsibility which in turn fostered healing. She clarified problems and worked through them with me,  using a tool box which to me, seemed to be an endless resource.  As a therapist there is no one other that I could recommend as highly.


I highly recommend working with Lori Lauridsen.  She has this beautiful way of combining her expertise as a licensed mental health therapist who specializes in addiction, anxiety, and depression into a language and system that everyone can benefit from.  It's also awesome that she is able to incorporate yoga so you really receive this top notch mind, body, spirit experience!  I love working with her & love her character as well.  She also helped me co-facilitate a Wellness Retreat and she was awesome at that too!  Thanks Lori!  xoxo

-Brittany Cano

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