Lori is a fully trained and licensed professional counselor credentialed through the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists. She received her master’s in Counseling Psychology from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. She has over twenty years experience in mental wellness working with people from diverse backgrounds. Lori’s approach is solution-focused and strength-based employing mindfulness strategies to facilitate the change process. Lori enjoys empowering people on their path of personal growth, life transitions and wholeness with honesty and authenticity. Lori’s expertise in the counseling profession, her kind and compassionate nature combined with her honest, forthright approach provide a strong foundation for effective counseling. You can reach Lori at 503-five one six-1825.

The Guest House

This being human is a guest house.

Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,

some momentary awareness comes

as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!

Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,

who violently sweep your house

empty of its furniture,

still, treat each guest honorably.

He may be clearing you out

for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice.

meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.

Be grateful for whatever comes.

because each has been sent

as a guide from beyond.

— Jellaludin Rumi,

translation by Coleman Barks