Wee warrior. Determined. Intensely committed.
Prepared. Playful. Energetic. Holistic.
You long to be strong. To be able to endure and thrive in the harsh conditions of your life. You are striving for the skills required to battle the Thing that has taken seige in your life. You come to visit the Wee Warrior because you are ready for a Sensei. You are surprised by her wee-ness in stature, but the intensity of her gaze, deep curiosity, and compassion are anything but wee. She shares with you the secret to battle is not in the weapons or the skill, but in the heart of the warrior. It is in the ways of the mind, body, and heart that Lori will guide you, share wisdom, and empower the warrior within.
Lori Stokes earned Master’s degrees in Licensed Mental Health Counseling (2015), Professional School Counseling (2011) and Special Education (1988) from the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Lori has worked with school-aged clients through senior adults and their families using Cognitive Behavioral Theory, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Solution-focused therapy, adapting to the unique needs and goals of her clients. Prior to graduate school, Lori taught special needs students in preschool through upper elementary. Lori also chose to be a stay at home mom for several years in order to support intense medical and emotional needs of her family.
Lori has taken specialized training in the Feuerstein method, supporting autism sensory needs, behavior management, managing anxiety and depression. Lori also holds a brown belt in Nia Technique and is an active teacher in this sensory movement practice inviting participants to move in a way that honors body, sensation and supporting the mind/body connection. She has been an active volunteer in women’s ministries and the Celebrate Recovery ministry.
Lori began her role as a counselor with Choices and Changes in 2019.
Adults, teens and children experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, mood disorders,
anger management, co-dependency, grief, loss, life transitions, parenting, relationship
issues, self-esteem, self-harm, women’s issues and chronic illness.
Does not participate in court hearings or court-ordered services related to child custody disputes
Provides parent coaching and consultation
To schedule an appointment contact the Front Desk at 260-244-0264