Lori graduated from California Lutheran University with a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology in 2006. She has been a Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor since 2001, and is currently a Licensed Advanced Alcohol Drug Counselor in California (LAADC-CA). Lori is an EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist, as well as an EMDR Consultant-in-Training for The Institute for Creative Mindfulness under the direction of Dr. Stephen Dansiger, as well as a Program Clinician for the NFL Substance Abuse Program.

Lori has over 20 years experience in the mental health industry working with co-occurring disorders in residential treatment since 1995. She has worked as an addictions treatment counselor, group facilitator, sober companion, consultant, and therapist.

Lori has worked with high-profile clients such as politicians, professional athletes, musicians, and actors. She has extensive experience working with high acuity clients with substance use disorders, bipolar disorder, psychosis, borderline disorder, and complex trauma.

Lori uses a mindfulness-based approach with EMDR Therapy. Lori began teaching mindfulness in 1996 where she incorporated breathing, movement, guided visualization and meditation in groups at residential treatment facilities in Malibu, CA. She currently studies Tai’ Chi Chu’an and Chi Gong.

Lori’s mission is to help people to improve the quality of their relationships, to live their passion, and to increase their overall enjoyment of life through self-awareness, awareness of others, and to feel a sense of purpose.

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Addiction Counseling in Ventura County from Agoura Hills Addiction Counselor Lori Kansteiner, LMFT, LAADC