Lori Downing (She/her)

Accepting Clients

My goal is to provide a safe place for healing, growth & self-discovery. I do this by connecting with my clients on a deep emotional level.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Long Beach, CA

  • Individual
  • Group

About My Clients

Does it feel like life is out of control? Have you experienced a recent unexpected change or loss? Often the changes we face can leave us feeling confused, overwhelmed, distressed, dissatisfied, lost, alone or stuck. I can help you find hope, gain understanding, and a way move forward. My primary areas of focus are co-dependency, self-esteem, life transitions & faith issues. My speciality is grief. I also have training/experience working with anxiety, depression & relationship issues.

My Background and Approach

I take an eclectic-integrative approach to my work and utilize various tools and techniques to help clients gain insight, make changes and move forward. I truly believe the relationship between the therapist and the client is one of the most important aspects of successful therapy. In fact research bears this out, and connecting with my clients is my greatest asset. I do this by providing a caring, non-judgmental, supportive presence and a listening ear. I am passionate about and dedicated to helping my clients overcome their personal struggles, and experience hope and change. This process takes hard work and a strong commitment; however, it can lead to a more authentic, courageous and fulfilling life. I meet you were you are, and I am with you every step of the way. It is here in this supportive space that clients realize healing and wholeness are possible.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am passionate about helping clients who have experienced the death of a loved one or any other significant emotional loss, life transition or trauma. I get it! Having gone through my own difficult losses and life transitions I understand how overwhelming and disorienting it can be. I know firsthand how important it is to have a safe someone that knows how to listen and to be there. I know it can make all the difference in the world. That is why my specialty is in grief recovery. I know how important it is to feel safe, to feel understood and supported and that is where we begin the recovery journey from loss to ultimately a more satisfying, meaningful and fulfilling life. I also know that for some, having a person of faith who shares and understands their values is essential. I also understand the importance of integrating one’s faith into the healing process and offer Faith Based Christian Counseling upon request.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 12 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $200 - 175/session


562-706-1051 Email Lori
3445 N. Studebaker Road Room 8
Long Beach, CA 90808

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