Lori Clarke, M.A., CCC

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Lori's client-centred work uses a number of body-centred approaches, including Somatic Experiencing™ and also psycho-dynamic, and narrative approaches to counselling and spiritual care. She received a Master of Arts in Somatic Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies (1995), is a Certified Professional Member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA #3865) and is a member of the Academy of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists of Canada (ACNN).

When clients have experienced loss – of a loved one, relationship, career, or sense of self – Lori’s calming, listening presence provides a healing salve. Lori has experience working with dying persons and their families, bereaved persons, and those who feel overwhelmed by life’s challenges and those anxious feelings and sensations that arise with traumatic stress and loss. Lori has worked with healthcare professionals, home caregivers, street-involved youth, and women managing health and life-cycle transition changes.

Lori, a PhD Candidate at Memorial University of Newfoundland, is always learning and has studied a number of somatic modalities since the late 1980's including Body Mind Centering, Sensory Awareness, craniosacral therapy, energy medicine, and Authentic Movement. The somatic approaches which inform Lori's work are particularly effective in dealing with cumulative, chronic and traumatic stress. Since 2015, Lori has been deepening her body-centred approach with training in Somatic Experiencing® through the International Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute where she is an Advanced level trainee.  SE™ is a an applied psychobiological approach to trauma resolution in which practitioners work experientially with clients through “stuck” fight, flight and freeze responses.

Lori offers individual counselling, couples, as well as group work, including retreats and listening walks.


Lori Clarke Reaches

St Johns NL