Lori Dennis, MA, RP, is a Registered Psychotherapist in Private Practice in mid-town Toronto, in Ontario, Canada.
Lori provides Talk Therapy for teens, adults, couples and families. Talk Therapy is an evidence-based treatment approach that helps people manage their anxiety, depression, anger, grief, impulsivity, inattention, relationship problems and more by exploring their emotions, examining their patterns of behavior, recognizing maladaptive styles of thinking, addressing interpersonal conflicts, and healing past hurts and trauma.
LORI'S APPROACH TO THERAPY–"My approach to talk therapy is diverse. First and foremost, I am a humanistic psychotherapist. I believe that we are inherently good, that our primary drive is to self-actualize and reach our greatest potential. I believe we make sense of our world using reason, connection and shared human values and by creating meaning and purpose. I believe we must relinquish our ‘victim mentality’ and take full responsibility for our lives, no matter the hand we’ve been dealt.
Empathy, respect, responsibility, self-empowerment, and meaningful connections … are some of my guiding principles. My job is to listen keenly and actively; to help you uncover your deeper emotional layers; to help you make sense of things that are troubling you; to help you manage your not-so-adaptive styles of thinking; to help you recognize your dysfunctional patterns of behaviour; to help you develop more acute self-awareness, and sharper awareness of others; and to help you build greater emotional strength, balance, and resilience."
Lori Dennis, MA, RP, is a Registered Psychotherapist and a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.
She is a clinical member of The Ontario Society of Psychotherapists (OSP) and a general member of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP).
Lori holds a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. She has a private practice in mid-town Toronto, in the heart of Rosedale. She offers individual, couple and family therapy and works with a broad range of clients of all ages, life stages, and life experiences.
Lori has appeared on TV and Radio shows, including Your Relationship Radio on CHUM FM and Big Life Radio on CFRB NewsTalk 1010 with Liza Fromer, the Steven and Chris Show on CBC-TV and Three Takes on Slice. She has been interviewed by several magazines including Flare, Elle, Profit, and Citylife.
Lori is the author of the book "Lyme Madness," published in November 2016.
It is a memoir and cautionary tale about chronic Lyme disease, and the story is driven by her son's illness and their harrowing journey - from a cascade of acute symptoms to the many missteps toward diagnosis to the various stages and shades of hard-won healing.
The story is further deepened by the many Lyme sufferers, supporters, and activists they have met along the way, and the myriad of research that they have gathered to help make sense of the utter madness known as chronic Lyme.
Lori’s hope is that the book will bring further validation to the many sufferers, greater action within the medical community, and will wave a red flag to other mental health professionals who may not be aware that chronic Lyme disease is a critical differential diagnosis.