Lori Brady

Lori Brady

Counselor

I live in Van Buren with my husband of 19 years and two sons, ages 13 and 18. Our boys have always been heavily involved in sports, so much of our free time is spent watching them do their thing on the field or the court. The rest of my free time is spent exercising, reading and hanging out with friends and family.

From a professional perspective, I’ve served 8+ years as a mental health pharmaceuticals professional, I have a great familiarity and understanding of mental health from a medical perspective. While this does not qualify me to speak on behalf of a physician, my understanding of medications and mental health services allow me to serve clients from that perspective, when appropriate. Furthermore, I am a strong advocate and supporter of mental health awareness platforms and initiatives, such as bevocalspeakup.com

My goal is to help each client work through and learn to manage their personal challenges and difficult circumstances. By using a mix of cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and narrative therapies, clients learn to replace self-defeating thoughts with thoughts of empowerment, identify solutions, and re-create their own personal narrative. Therapy is grounded in Christian faith and biblical principles. “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28

Qualifications

  • 2000 – Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts, University of Arkansas, Little Rock
  • 2015 – Masters of Science in Community Counseling, John Brown University
  • 2015 – Licensed through the Arkansas Board of Counselors to provide counseling in the state of Arkansas

Fun facts

  •  When I graduated high school, I wanted to be an FBI criminal profiler like Jody Foster in “Silence of the Lambs”
  • I played college basketball
  • I’ve been a Cubs fan since I met my husband 20 years ago. We’ve seen them play in person every year except last year when they won the World Series
  • I am a certified yoga instructor
  • I ran my first half marathon – the Dallas Rock n Roll – in March