Lori King, MSW, LCSW
Lori King, MSW, LCSW
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Wisconsin. I received my MSW from the University of Wisconsin Madison.
I became a therapist because I am drawn to the natural struggle of humanity. The true nature of our existence lies in a place of struggle and tension in one way or another, at varying degrees, and this tension and struggle increases and decreases throughout our various stages of life. I see the therapeutic process as a partnership of working together to navigate through that tension and struggle. I provide a safe place for a wide range of ages and populations to learn new skills, explore emotions, heal from past or current traumas, address negative behaviors, and alter self-defeating thinking. I am strengths focused and address barriers that individuals identify are getting in the way of being the person that they want and deserve to be. My therapeutic experience has specialized in working with children/youth/families in gaining a strong therapeutic relationship/understanding that can address behavioral and mental health struggles.
I have had the honor and privilege to have worked with individuals across the lifespan in a variety of settings including but not limited to County HHS, Domestic Violence shelters, school districts, veterans’ services, and private practice outpatient clinics. A few areas of therapeutic specialty I offer are domestic violence, depression, bipolar and other mood/personality challenges, post traumatic and other stress disorders, anxiety, panic attacks, obsessive worry, OC/D, parenting, and other family related challenges.
I offer therapeutic approaches such as mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR – trauma processing, behavior modification tools, relaxation/guided imagery, play therapy, expressive art therapies, parent coaching, Motivational Interviewing, crisis interventions, and brief therapy approaches.
I live in Sauk Co. with my husband and two children. We love the outdoors and especially love being in a community so close to so much nature. We enjoy hiking, fishing, camping, and canoeing.