If you feel frustrated with recurring patterns in your life that seem to be leading you away from peace and satisfaction, you may be ready to take a deeper look at what’s happening. Working with an experienced psychotherapist gives you the chance to develop new perspectives that can help you move toward a more fulfilling life.
As a therapist working with individuals and couples, I draw on the full range of expertise I have gained in a health care career that spans more than 35 years. I work in a collaborative, non-judgmental manner that aims to promote positive change. Helping you discover what isn’t working for you will open the doors to new solutions. I bring a heartfelt understanding of humanity to our working relationship, creating a safe space for you to share your feelings and experiences in a way that makes transformation possible.
SPECIALIZED THERAPY FOR BRAIN-INJURED PATIENTS AND THEIR PARTNERS
Over the past three decades I have had the opportunity to work with hundreds of people struggling to rebuild their lives in the wake of a brain injury.
For virtually all patients, the process of recovery feels slow, confusing and frustrating. Many are coping with hidden symptoms that others can’t see or understand. Spouses and partners often struggle with their own grief and anguish, and I’ve found that they need just as much support as their brain-injured loved ones in order to cope and adapt.
In working with brain-injured patients and their partners, I draw on my skills as a trained speech pathologist and former clinical director of brain injury centers in California and Utah. Together, we work toward a compassionate understanding of the brain-injured person’s “new normal” and the practical actions needed to reestablish healthful sleep, good communication, sexual intimacy and much more.
CONSULTING AND EDUCATION FOR FELLOW THERAPISTS
I offer webinars and group workshops for therapists seeking to understand brain injuries and their impact on patients, spouses and partners. I am also available to consult with individuals and couples via Skype, helping therapists create a full circle of support for their patients. Learn more about specialized resources for therapists here.
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WHAT CLIENTS and COLLEAGUES SAY
“Lori Weisman is one of the most skilled and knowledgeable therapists in our region on understanding the complexity of brain injury as it relates both to the individual’s long-term success and the family. In particular, her passionate and compassionate support for couples as they navigate this difficult journey is outstanding. She is a great resource for the community and knowledgeable expert with national relevance.”
Deborah Pitcock Crawley
Executive Director, Brain Injury Alliance of Washington
“I suffered from depression and anxiety, which made everyday life really hard. Lori’s warmth, intuitive nature and skills helped me get past these issues.”
“Having worked with Lori now with a number of mutual patients who are traumatized by terrible events in their life, I can emphatically state that Lori is the consummate professional. There are 3 essential hallmarks that explain why she is so great at what she does: compassion, commitment, and above all else, a huge reservoir of patience. She listens without judgment; she advises without condescension; and she follows through with promises without hesitation. Every single patient that I have referred to Lori has unequivocally spoke of her in glowing terms. Having worked with her personally and getting to know her on a personal level, I certainly know why.”
Edward K. Le
Board-Certified Brain & Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
Greater Seattle Area
“Lori was the first couples therapist who actually gave us hope. Her expertise helped us learn the skills to have the marriage we always dreamed of. She was warm, direct and fair in working with both of us.”
“Lori Weisman is the best couples counselor in the area, and the only one that I am aware of who specializes and understands the area of brain injury. Her combination of experience and knowledge is rare in our field. Lori provides treatment, training, and consultation for those who are dealing with a brain injury themselves as well as to those who are treating these clients. I strongly recommend her without any reservations. She is the best!”
Greater Seattle Area