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     Hello there.  My name is Lori Davidoff.   I’m a practicing Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #105920. Psychotherapy can be an amazing experience that lends support during difficult situations, such as when one is experiencing personal obstacles , navigating relationships or undergoing transitions at work or home.

In my psychotherapy practice, I hold space for clients to explore thoughts, communicate feelings, release emotions, and modify behaviors towards a desired goal. I’ve had the honor of witnessing the exponential healing effects that become possible within the right therapeutic relationship and have had the pleasure of supporting clients as they have made courageously positive shifts in their lives.

Finding the right therapist for you is essential for optimal progress. Just like any other relationship, compatibility matters. I’m available to help guide you in the right direction.

I understand that sometimes it’s easy to want to isolate when feeling pain or faced with challenges, though isolation can contribute to feelings of anxiety and depression, exacerbating the primary issue. I am here to help support you at these times, please know that you do not have to take these steps alone.

Feel free to contact me with any questions regarding how to best find a therapist, locally or anywhere in the state of California. I look forward to speaking with you.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”- Lao Tzu

 

About

Where I started:

My studies in Psychology began in 1997 at Rutgers University on the East coast of the United States. My natural curiosity about people & societies at large led me to travel abroad to South Africa. There, I had the opportunity to express my interest in learning across cultures, while igniting my passion for travel and new peak experiences. This trip broadened my perspective of the world by enhancing my connection to both nature & spirit, opening me up to the vast possibilities that life has to offer.

What I learned:

After graduation, I moved from New Jersey to California, to volunteer with AmeriCorps NCCC. I teamed up with other like minded individuals to offer help within the four sectors of human service to communities in need. I learned two important lessons about myself from this experience. 1) I’m happiest when I’m collaboratively helping others &  2) To best support others I must take really good care of myself. With self care in mind,  I found my new home within the pristine nature of the coastal beaches & ancient redwood trees of Humboldt County.

A higher calling to heal:

From time to time, I’d travel to the Hawaiian Islands, where I attended a school that taught bodywork methods, awareness & meditation practices.  With these healing skills, I was able to share professional bodywork and awareness practices to the community for over a decade. While on an educational trip to Asia, the Fukushima power plant exploded, creating a palpable sense of fear, wonder and contemplation of mortality worldwide. In the aftermath, I found myself in a deep existential exploration of my own purpose. I woke up the middle of the night, every night for weeks, pensive around what my next step towards greater contribution would be. Finally, one fateful morning around 4 a.m., my purpose became clear. I wanted to become a Psychotherapist. I knew instinctively that this would lead to my own personal healing as well as to the path to serve others. With this in mind, I returned to the classroom and received an MA in Counseling Psychology from Humboldt State University in 2014.

Experience:

For the past few years, I have been nestled into Humboldt, working as an associate therapist in clinical setting at the Humboldt Family Service Center, a local Non- Profit in Eureka, Ca. I have gained invaluable experience working with clients with a range of symptoms, including adjustment disorders, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, relational issues, substance use and trauma/PTSD.

In Practice:

I offer an integrated approach to psychotherapy that explores the impact of one’s past experiences on their present thoughts, feelings & behaviors. With heightened awareness, we can work collaboratively to shift maladaptive patterns and work towards greater personal, relational & professional satisfaction.

With Gratitude:

It is my honor and pleasure to offer Psychotherapy Services to the community from my private practice office in Arcata, California, conveniently located on the Arcata Plaza.

Contact

Please feel free to contact me with inquiries or to make an appointment. I look forward to speaking with you!

phone & voicemail : (707) 840-5290

email: loridavidoffmft@gmail.com