Individual Therapy2019-02-21T20:29:02+00:00

Talking about your life in a supportive, confidential space can give you a clearer sense of the patterns that may be leading you away from happiness and satisfaction. Together, we can explore the beliefs you have internalized about yourself and the world. Developing these insights builds greater self-awareness and gives you the ability to make thoughtful choices that will place you on the path to positive change.

In a healthcare career that spans more than 35 years, I have helped people find meaning, purpose and direction during major life transitions and beyond.

Here are just some of the major issues I have successfully helped my clients address:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Low Self-Esteem

  • Post-Traumatic
    Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Grief and Loss

  • Relationship Issues

  • Eating Disorders

  • Addictions


Throughout my career I have worked with hundreds of people struggling to rebuild their lives in the wake of a brain injury. For most, the process of recovery feels slow, confusing and frustrating. If you have suffered a brain injury, you may be dealing with hidden symptoms that others can’t see or understand. This can cause pain and disruption in your closest relationships, including spouses, partners, children and co-workers.

I am a trained speech pathologist with a thorough understanding of brain functioning, as well as a former clinical director of brain injury centers in California and Utah. I have provided effective psychotherapy for hundreds of clients dealing with brain injuries – and I am ready to put my expertise to work for you.

Right now you may feel disoriented, lonely and afraid. You may sense that no one really understands what has happened to you, since you may look fine on the outside, yet feel different on the inside.

Brain injury can affect us in so many areas, including:

  • Attention

  • Concentration

  • Memory

  • Planning and Organization

  • Low Self-Esteem

  • Sexual desire and Intimacy

  • Depression/Anxiety

  • Headaches

  • Personality changes

  • Mood swings

  • Fatigue

  • Balance

These issues can be troubling, even infuriating at first. But based on my years of experience, I know they can be overcome.

If you are an individual struggling with the effects of a brain injury, I will help you create a new life that offers meaning, purpose, and satisfaction.

If you are the spouse or partner of someone who has suffered a brain injury, I will offer you strategies for dealing with your own grief and restoring a sense of closeness and cooperation between you.

Clients in the Seattle/Eastside area may meet with me in my professional offices. I am also available to meet with those living outside the area via video conference for consultation and education. Learn more about the services I provide for individuals and couples facing brain injuries by contacting me.


Lori Weisman is one of the most skilled and knowledgeable therapist 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 at Brain Injury Alliance of Washington

Having worked with Lori now with a number of mutual clients who are traumatized by terrible events in their life, I can emphatically state that Lori is the consummate professional. She is characterized by three essential hallmarks that explains 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 client 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. I give her my endorsement in the strongest possible terms.

Edward K. Le Brain & Spinal Cord Injury Attorney

Lori Weisman is a very skilled and knowledgeable therapist and educator. In particular, she has a unique combination of training and experience in couples therapy and brain injury that leads to an expertise that is rare. She 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. Lori is a very valuable resource and can provide treatment, training, and consultation for those who are dealing with a brain injury themselves (or in a partner or family member), as well as to those who are treating these clients. I strongly recommend Lori without any reservations. She is the best!

Martha Glisky Neuropsychologist

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.

Client from the Bellevue area

Lori was the first couples therapist that gave us hope. Lori’s 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.

Couple from the Seattle area

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