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Lori Marhefke

Lori Marhefke


16 years of experience

Thank you for taking the time to consider me, and “hello!” I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in WI, NC, and VA with over a decade of experience working with clients suffering with anxiety, many of whom have suffered loss and carry grief. I enjoy assisting young adults and have worked with many clients in addressing life changes and transitions, including substance use concerns. Thank you for your consideration.

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

In our first session, we will get to know each other. We will have questions for each other, and that is great! I will ask you some questions about yourself and what brings you to therapy. I will ask if you have specific goals. It is okay if you do not at this time. Maybe you just want to feel better. I understand. We will develop and establish goals along the way, including ways to promote a sense of calm in your life.

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

I have sat where you are sitting today. I have struggled with anxiety, and I have lost loved ones and will always walk through grief. I feel my greatest strengths as a provider are compassion, authenticity, lived experience, warmth, and humor.

About Lori Marhefke

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My treatment methods

Compassion Focused

I’m so glad you’re here! I hope you feel at ease. I have worked extensively with clients experiencing anxiety for many years, and I have a great deal of experience with disenfranchised grief. My goal is for you to reach your goals. I want you to feel safe with me, and my hope is that you will trust me so that we can work together. I firmly believe you are strong and capable. I want to help empower you to draw upon your strengths and realize you have been a superhero all along. I can help you in a warm, genuine, down-to-earth way.

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

We may challenge how your thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes affect your feelings and behaviors. We may work on coping skills, if this is something which would be beneficial to you, and we may discuss how to recognize your inner dialogue and your values. Throughout any of our time together, I want you to feel safe and respected.


What are your strengths? Let’s see! You probably know most of your strengths already, so let’s add to these and fine tune what you work with on a daily basis!