Lorraine E. Waller,
Lorraine received a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling from Adler University following a career counseling business clients as a lawyer. She is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate and a board certified National Certified Counselor. She has a bachelor's degree in psychology with honors from Yale University. Lorraine’s education has provided support for her volunteer activities including mentoring teenage girls and working with anti-poverty nonprofit organizations.
Lorraine provides individual therapy to adolescents and adults. She counsels from a collaborative and person-centered approach integrating theories and interventions as appropriate to meet clients needs and interests. She collaborates with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, life transitions, trauma, ADHD, low self-esteem, relationship issues and communication issues. During her master’s program, Lorraine worked at a community mental health agency providing care to adults through individual therapy, group therapy and crisis assessment.
The theoretical models Lorraine primarily utilizes include person-centered, solution-focused, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). She strives to build rapport with individuals and create a non-judgmental safe place for exploring, learning, and healing.
Lorraine is an avid sports fan who enjoys walking, cycling and tennis. Her husband, daughter and son often join her, and the family dog sometimes cooperates by chasing tennis balls. Lorraine is an enthusiastic crafter who relaxes and has fun through crocheting and learning to paint. She loves music and uses it with clients during meditation and mindfulness exercises.