Lori Graham received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 2006 and a Masters of Social Work (MSW) degree from University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2009. Since that time she has committed to respecting the dignity and worth of all people across various healthcare settings. As a mental health professional, Lori spent several years at Arkansas’ only academic health sciences university where she provided outpatient therapy to adults and adolescents. At Psychiatric Research Institute at UAMS, she specialized in working with survivors of trauma, primarily domestic violence, childhood abuse and neglect, and veterans returning from combat.
Lori has collaborated with interdisciplinary teams at Arkansas Children's Hospital, the state’s only pediatric medical center, where she helped families cope with learning to care for their medically fragile children. She helped to educate families about proper care for their trach- or ventilator-dependent child and the risks associated with caregiver burnout. She also facilitated safe discharge plans for patients going home dependent on respiratory technology.
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Lori understands how important it is that you find the right "fit" when choosing someone to work with. Sharing important or difficult experiences may cause one to feel vulnerable or worry about privacy concerns. Your comfort and safety is always Lori's top priority. At GCC, you will be welcomed into an atmosphere of trust, honesty, and compassion. Call today or click below to learn more about a free 30-minute consultation (by phone or in-person) to determine whether it's a good fit while discussing your needs, expectations, and goals.
Awards & Affiliations
- National Association of Social Workers
- American Case Management Association
- Youth Home, Inc. Elbert H. Leigh, M.D. Award "Therapist of the Year"
Meet the therapist
Lori K. Graham
Lori has found great satisfaction working with clients whether they have a relatively minor psychological condition or live with a chronic and serious psychiatric illness. Her diverse background has been rooted in the belief system that:
"...all individuals are always doing the best they can at any given moment...."
If a person consistently struggles to find stability in relationships, success at school or work, or satisfaction with their life, there is a reason. This reason may not be obvious or conscious to the individual. Psychotherapy is the process of discovering the hidden forces within you that directly or indirectly lead you to patterns of unhelpful thoughts, feelings, or behaviors. This practice may consist of traditional talk therapy, guided dream interpretation, art/music therapy, or other healing modalities such as yoga and Reiki. Lori has completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training and is a Level-one Usui Reiki practitioner. While counseling is at the heart of what she offers, Lori enjoys blending alternative healing practices within the traditional therapy framework if a client expresses interest in learning more. Lori is passionate about assisting people on their path towards self-discovery and fulfillment.
Licenses & Certifications
- Arkansas: Licensed Certified Social Worker, 4120-C
- Kentucky: Certified Social Worker, 7420
- Michigan: Master’s Social Worker, Clinical License, 6801097769
- National: Certified Case Manager, 4217787
- South Carolina: Licensed Independent Social Worker – Clinical Practice, 11146