Lori St Ama

(MA, LPC)

About Me

Hello!

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with over 15 years of experience working as a therapist and over 25 years of experience working with children and families recovering from trauma, grief and loss. I have worked with clients suffering with a wide range of diagnoses including mood disorder, depression, bi-polar, anxiety, panic, trauma, PTSD, dissociative disorders, psychosis, adjustment disorders and gender dysphoria.

I have been working specifically with teens since 1995! I have a soft spot in my heart for teens. Teens are basically the reason that I learned how to help any other population. I fell in love with the energy, attitude and noble defiance that teens bring to the table when there is a problem to be solved. I also love being a person that they can truly trust when it may seem that all of the adult resources have ceased to understand where they're coming from. I understand how difficult it is to lean into a teenager's perspective as a parent. I am that too--a parent. I have raised 3 to adulthood and have a 14 year old at home. All of my kids help me stay youthful in my outlook and balanced in my approach to solving problems with my teen clients and the one I have at home :)

If you have a teen at home that simply needs a place to problem-solve or maybe there are some very serious symptoms at play, I would be honored to work with your teen. Let me know if I can help.

Looking forward to meeting you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Adoption and Foster Care , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Co-morbidity , Communication Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 26

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #72511 (Expires: 2022-03-31)


Reviews

Written by J.A. on May 19, 2021 after counseling with Lori for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Lori has been one of the most caring, and insightful persons I have ever met. Offering more than just wisdom, but allowing to face the things I buried years ago. I am very very thankful for her.
For the longest time I feared Therapy as a whole, but Lori has made it the best experience I could ever hope for, and it is exactly what I need.

Written by E.L. on May 13, 2021 after counseling with Lori for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Lori has been amazing for me. She really makes me feel like I'm a priority during sessions and like we are working together towards improvement, rather than feeling like I'm being given homework or like she's trying to give me a blanket solution and get rid of me. Explaining my LGBTQ+ and poly stuff was quick and easy and she made me feel instantly accepted. She gives me solutions or tricks that are personalized to me and listens when I tell her what I want to focus on in my sessions. It all feels very positive and productive.

Written by T.E. on Apr 30, 2021 after counseling with Lori for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts

I like Lori, she is easy to communicate with.

Written by A.L. on Apr 22, 2021 after counseling with Lori for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

I've gotten more out of 1 video session with Lori than I ever have with 4 other traditional counselors in the past. Lori treats me like an individual, not a case number. For the first time ever I'm able to talk about my problems and collaborate- working *together* toward understanding my feelings and thought patterns. As opposed to focusing on things I don't want to focus on. I love being able to write her any time. Most of the time it's really just having someone I can text or "talk" to in the moment that's giving me clarity and helps me put my thoughts into concrete words.

Written by C.A. on Apr 21, 2021 after counseling with Lori for 1 month

Lori is the best! I feel comfortable talking to her - she's great!

Written by B.R. on Apr 08, 2021 after counseling with Lori for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

My first session with Lori went wonderful, she made sure we touched on all of the concerns I had mentioned in messages before the session and did a great job of making me feel heard and supported.

Written by A.N. on Mar 30, 2021 after counseling with Lori for 2 weeks

Lori has been so kind and compassionate as she helps me understand and cope with my trauma.

Written by D.A. on Mar 29, 2021 after counseling with Lori for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

Lori has been a great help. I really appreciate her being so open minded especially with Polyamory and LGBTQ+ topics. I feel like I can open up to her naturally. I also really appreciate her seeing the good parts of myself. Her positive affirmations really make my day at the end of the session no matter what the struggles I'm facing are. I highly recommend her.

Written by T.I. on Mar 29, 2021 after counseling with Lori for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Great listener actually helps me figure out why I feel the way I’m feeling instead of brushing me off just very easy to talk to !

Written by D.O. on Mar 28, 2021 after counseling with Lori for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, and career difficulties

Lori is very caring person I just one session I felt so much better.

Written by R.A. on Mar 22, 2021 after counseling with Lori for 2 weeks

Genuinely, the best therapist ever.

Written by M.E. on Mar 20, 2021 after counseling with Lori for 2 weeks

Kind, understanding, and knowledgeable.

Written by M.A. on Mar 20, 2021 after counseling with Lori for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

From the very start Lori has been so respectful, kind and patient. She is so easy to talk to and nurturing. In the short time we've been working together I've felt like I really have an ally. She's helped me in the simplest and most profound ways. I feel like I'm not holding my breath anymore.