Addiction and OCD Therapy in Lakewood
Lori Johnson is no longer accepting new clients, please view one of our team clinicians
If its time for you to Focus on yourself or your relationships…Addiction and OCD Therapy in Lakewood may help!
- Non judgmental
- Culturally Inclusive
- A place of trust
Before becoming a counselor in Lakewood, Lori received her Bachelor and Masters Degree in psychology at the University of Colorado. After getting her undergraduate degree is Psychology, she facilitated clinical research with couples relationships and interactional style. She also volunteered her time working with teens and families who were challenged with addiction, trauma, and legal ramifications. She enjoyed working with at risk youth helping teens and young adults explore ways to cope with peer groups, addiction, bullying, healthy eating, trauma, racism/discrimination, poverty, self development, and the management of persistent mental illness. As a practitioner experienced in working with adults, both male and female in Intensive Outpatient, Court Mandated treatment, Residential, Inpatient, and Psychiatric Hospitals, she understands the need for a persons interdependence in working through persistent mental illness including: schizophrenia, Addiction, PTSD and trauma, OCD, Behavioral issues, Eating disorders, ADHD, depression, and anxiety.
Lori has been a speaker and advocate on the topics of Substance Use Disorder and OCD at the International OCD Foundation annual Conference and local Denver treatment providers and treatment centers to Denver, CO. Lori has been featured on The OCD Stories , Chrissie Hodges Pure OCD Author’s podcast, and is part of the Special Interests Group for SUDs and OCD . Lori is the Co-Founder of R.E.A.L. Recovery http://realrecovery.org which trains clinicians and treatment facilities on assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder using Exposure and Response Prevention methods combined with recovery philosophies. Lori is a preferred educational speaker for The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/contributors/lori-johnson/. Lori is currently not accepting new clients in efforts to work on advocacy for the treatment of addiction and OCD.
All experiences people face shape who one is as a person including: values, beliefs, traditions, culture, rituals, opinions, the words they use, and the way they believe the world works. Despite occurrence of situations in childhood or adulthood, Lori believes we come from a society that tells us we should “be” a certain way or deal with situations a certain way. This causes conflict in life and the feeling that you aren’t doing what you are “supposed to.”
“I am not crazy, I don’t need counseling”, is just an example of the messages and stereotypes implied about counseling in our society. You don’t have to have to be labeled because you go to counseling or labeled for anything. In fact, most people benefit from counseling and find they have clear focus on their path in life and skills on how to handle future challenges. Lori works collaboratively with clients to find the connected elements of presenting concerns and how to best approach growing into an evolving, creative self.