Who We Are

Lori Corrigan, MA, LCPC – Founder & Counselor

Lori is a licensed clinical counselor with over twenty years experience helping people learn, heal and grow in their personal and professional lives.  She holds advance training in mindfulness skills and treating anxiety, depression, relationship & organizational functioning & wellness issues.  She facilitates individual, group and family counseling as well as mindfulness & mindful living workshops, seminars and presentations in the community & for local business.  Lori previously worked in the juvenile court legal system, and today in current practice she helps kids, adults, families, community organizations & businesses to realize their full potential & live their best life.

Lori provides her clients with an open, safe, non-judgmental environment to address important life issues.  She offers  support, motivation, guidance, education and empowerment to help people to experience enhanced health, wellness & life functioning.  Lori utilizes a holistic approach working with her clients – strength & mindfulness based interventions that focus on building success one step at a time.  Lori is a humanist & believes we are all complex human beings living in a dynamic world.  We learn and grown in different ways, so she employs both traditional and alternative interventions such as experiential, arts and animal-assisted therapy in her clinical practice.

Lori’s mission in life is to be healthy & happy & to give back where she can.  Lori treasures her family and experiencing all that life has to offer.  Lori is an avid traveler, volunteer and a nature and animal enthusiast.  She enjoys learning about new things and being outdoors.  One of Lori’s favorite motivational life quotes is by retired professional hockey player Wayne Gretzky – “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”.

You can contact Lori directly by phone (847) 497-0524 or email Lori@FoundationsCounselingCenter.org.

Foundations 4 Life Philosophy & Approach

We believe the key to living a healthy and fulfilled life lies in nurturing all aspects of our multi-faceted being. In order to live a well-rounded life, it is important to foster each and every part of our being in order to create a balanced life. At Foundations 4 Life we provide a safe environment for individuals, couples and families to explore struggles and issues they face. The following are descriptions of our clinical approaches:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapeutic intervention that addresses how thoughts effect emotions and behavior.

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a therapeutic technique that is designed to foster healthier living by utilizing Mindfulness & Mindful Living skills to strengthen effective communication, emotion regulation & personal effectiveness.

Strength Based Solution Focused Therapy (SBSF) is a therapeutic intervention that utilizes one’s current strengths to provide time-framed and realistic solutions for short-term goal attainment.

Family Systems Theory (FST) is a therapeutic modality that examines personal development within the context of a multi-generational family or system.

Experiential Therapy is a process where people develop enhanced skills and new ways of thinking & feeling in the present moment via direct hands on learning experiences such as yoga, meditation, exercise, team building activities, art, music & animal therapy.

Mindfulness Training

We offer individuals, groups, businesses & community organizations one-hour to full-day workshops, seminars & presentations on Mindfulness & Mindful Living skills.   The hands-on training’s are facilitated on & off-site & are designed to provide participants with information & skills they can immediately apply for strengthened health, well-being & functioning in the following ways:

  • Increase mental focus & expand emotion regulation skills
  • Manage stress & cultivate healthier eating & living habits
  • Lower blood pressure & support healthy immune system functioning
  • Advance personal & professional development & build stronger relationships

Mindfulness 101 – Education:  What mindfulness is & is not.  How mindfulness works (brain science) & health benefits.   Chronic effects of stress & health.  Skills:  mindfulness of breath, meditation, body scan, loving kindness meditation, gratitude.

Mindful Communication – Education:  Cognitive processing.  Wise mind.  Communication styles.    Communication with self & others.   Skills:  Communication 101.  BLEND.  PAUSE.  STOP.

Mindful Eating –  Education:  Mental, physical, emotional, social aspects of our relationship with food.  Skills: mindful eating exercises that focus on present moment & sensory responses during the eating process.

Mindful Movement & Living – Education:  How to practice mindfulness & live more mindfully in day to day life.  Skills:  Breathing, sitting & walking meditations.  Mindful eating exercise.