Lori Thompson

"Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself"

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Meet Lori

B.A., M.S.W., R.S.W.

REGISTERED SOCIAL WORKER | COUPLES THERAPIST

Throughout our life journey, we might encounter periods of burnout, anxiety, or depression. Engaging with a mental health expert can greatly assist in effectively tackling and navigating these difficulties.

LORI THOMPSON

Lori is a registered social worker with over 15 years of experience in the mental health field. Her career began by assisting families dealing with homelessness and addiction, igniting her interest in the correlation between early traumatic events and adult mental health issues.

She offers a compassionate and non-judgmental space to individuals facing relationship challenges, anxiety, grief, or depression. Lori works with adults, couples, teenagers, and families, specializing in complicated grief and assisting families with children exhibiting challenging behaviors.

Emphasizing the importance of emotional connection, Lori employs therapeutic models to help clients understand and manage their emotions, enhance interpersonal relationships, and cultivate meaningful connections. She aims to shift focus from self-blame to understanding the impact of past experiences.

Lori earned her Masters degree in Social Work from Howard University in 2000 and has been licensed with the Alberta College of Social Workers since 2011. Her extensive experience spans across various settings including non-profit organizations, hospitals, intensive day hospitals, and community-based mental health and addiction programs. Additionally, she has held managerial and clinical supervisory roles in public mental health programs.

Currently, Lori is able to direct bill to the following insurance providers: Alberta Blue Cross, ASEBP/ARTA, Medavie Blue Cross, Canada Life, Dejardins, Equitable Life of Canada, First Canadian Insurance, Green Shield Canada, Chambers of Commerce Group, SSQ Financial, Sunlife, and Manulife.

  • Couples
  • Adults
  • YOUTH
  • FAMILY
  • Anxiety & depression
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • NEURODIVERGENCE (ADHD / Autism support)
  • Interpersonal / family issues
  • Developmental struggles (children)
  • Problematic sexualized behaviours
  • Stress & Burnout
  • Complex & Developmental Trauma
  • Cultural & Intergenerational Difficulties
  • Personality Disorders
  • Trauma-Informed
  • Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY (DBT)
  • Solution Focused
  • MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING
  • Expressive Arts
  • Attachment-Based
  • Strengths-Based
  • Anti-Oppressive
  • Client-Centered
  • REGISTERED SOCIAL WORKER (#5495), ALBERTA COLLEGE OF SOCIAL WORKERS
  • Master of Social Work WITH CLINICAL specialization (M.S.W.), Howard University, Washington, DC.
  • Bachelor of arts (B.A.), Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC.
  • Member of the Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW)
  • Basic Life Support Training, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
  • Youth with Problematic Sexual Behaviours Course, National Children’s Alliance
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Course, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Connect Care Training, Alberta Health Services
  • Family Based Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder Training, CASA
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training, Alberta Health Services
  • HealthChange Methodology Training, Alberta Health Services
  • Assessment and Intervention with Young Children Training, CASA
  • Case Management Training, Alberta Health Services
  • Ages and Stages Questionnaire 3 (ASQ-3) & Ages and Stages Questionnaire Social-Emotional (ASQSE-2) Training, Alberta Health Services
  • Indigenous Canada, University of Alberta
  • Series of Children’s Services Trainings (Child Intervention, Signs of Safety, Words & Pictures)
  • ASIST Suicide First Aid, Living Works
  • Brain Story Certification – Alberta Family Wellness Initiative
  • Suicide Prevention, Risk Assessment, and Management – Alberta Health Services
  • ALBERTA BLUE CROSS
  • ASEBP / ARTA
  • CANADA LIFE / CANADA LIFE – PSHCP
  • DESJARDINS
  • EQUITABLE LIFE OF CANADA
  • FIRST CANADIAN INSURANCE
  • MEDAVIE BLUE CROSS
  • GROUPSOURCE
  • GROUPHEALTH
  • SSQ FINANCIAL
  • GREEN SHIELD CANADA
  • CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE GROUP
  • CINUP
  • COWAN
  • CANADIAN CONSTRUCTION WORKERS UNION
  • SUNLIFE
  • MANULIFE

LET'S GET PERSONAL

Outside of her professional life, Lori enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and pets, indulging in cooking and baking, pursuing crafting projects, and exploring new vintage stores in Edmonton. She appreciates the vibrant arts community in Edmonton and particularly delights in attending live performances, with a special fondness for new musical theatre productions.