Arriving in San Diego at the age of 5, Lorrie is nearly a native San Diegan, and received all of her education in this amazing city. Lorrie received her Bachelor's Degree from the University of California, San Diego, and her teaching credential from Cal State San Marcos, at which point she became an elementary school teacher, working with children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Subsequent career moves included providing grief support in a local church and directing a youth ministry program catering to middle and high school youth, with their families. All of this led down a path culminating in a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Brandman University in 2021.
Lorrie’s clinical training began in residential and outpatient facilities giving support to LGBTQIA+ adults with substance use and co-occurring mood disorders. Through individual and group therapy sessions, she provided trauma informed care to clients seeking long-term addiction recovery. In post graduate work, Lorrie has served as the lead clinician in a partial hospitalization program for adolescents and teens in crisis.
Currently, Lorrie is being clinically supervised by Sue Boyd, LCSW, BCD at Personal Evolution Psychotherapy and is continuing her education and training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).