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Lonnie Prater

Lonnie Prater


8 years of experience
Solution oriented

You lost something important to you and your world has never been the same. Maybe you know exactly what happened. Maybe it happened so long ago, you can't remember the details. Either way, you're haunted by the ghost of a better life. It always seems to be just out of reach. Something needs to change, you can feel it in your bones. But every time you start to move in the right direction, things fall apart. Sometimes you wonder if you're doomed to feel this miserable and broken for the rest of your life. I've been helping people rescue themselves from trauma, addiction, grief, despair and fear since 2015. Helping them break the cycles of frustration and codependency. Find a way to get out of their own way and find their joy again. LASTING POSITIVE LIFE CHANGE is possible. Even for people who think they are "too broken." If you're age 18+ and ready for a new perspective: buckle up, my friend! I can't wait to be a part of your comeback story!

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

First we'll nail down what you want to change and why. Then we'll look for more ways to apply your strengths more effectively. Soon, you'll be solving problems and breaking free of the patterns that make you miserable. Next we'll explore the situation that brought you to therapy, identifying the big and little decisions that have deep roots into your past. We'll probably discover a surprising connection between issues that seem to have nothing to do with each other. As you progress, you'll notice the fog starting to lift. The more you learn to cope realistically with the things that have been holding your happiness prisoner, the more room you'll have for genuine joy, delight, and hope. From here, we'll focus more and more on growing into a prosperous, fulfilling, and meaningful life.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I have spent years honing my ability to boil down highly technical and complex science into understandable and useful action plans. I am very good at helping people find and change hidden patterns that undermine many different parts of their life. I know how to listen compassionately, and how to help people learn to feel real emotions. I shine a light on the path from grief and trauma, so that hurting people can travel safely on their way to ever greater gratitude, authenticity, responsibility, forgiveness, and freedom.

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My treatment methods


I tailor the most effective tools from many different treatment styles to fit the person I'm working with. I tend to draw most on principles of: mindfulness, emotional skillbuilding, and thought reframing (DBT, CBT Unified Protocol, ACT, Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention); identifying and desensitizing traumatic reactions (EMDR), raising awareness of Ego States (Internal Family Systems); exploring meaning & values (Narrative, Existential, & Reality Therapies); and getting the mind and the body back on the same team (Polyvagal therapies, Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes, Healthy Mind Platter)