Who We Are

Lori Corrigan, MA, LCPC – Founder & Clinical Counselor

Lori is a board certified and licensed clinical counselor with 20 years experience helping people to learn, heal and grow in their personal and professional lives.  Lori holds advance training in stress reduction and treating symptoms of anxiety and depression.  She facilitates individual, group and family counseling as well as workshops and presentations for community organizations and businesses.  Lori previously worked with kids, families, schools and community organizations as a clinical counselor in the juvenile court legal system.  In current practice, Lori counsels & educates kids, adults, families and community organizations & businesses on how to strengthen their quality of life – mentally, physically, emotionally, socially, occupationally.

Lori meets her clients where they are at and seeks to understand their unique story and worldview.  Lori provides her clients with and open, safe, non-judgmental environment to address important life issues, and she offers  support, motivation, guidance, education and empowerment to help people and organizations experience enhanced health, wellness & functioning.  Lori utilizes a more holistic approach to help her clients; strength & mindfulness based interventions that focus on building blocks to success, one step at a time.  Lori helps her clients to cultivate a more wise-minded thinking process that allows them to regulate their thoughts, feelings & behaviors in a healthier way.  Regular exercise, social & relational functioning, healthy nutrition, effective communication, stress management, problem solving & decision making skills are addressed as well.  Lori is trained and certified in Mindfulness, which is a psychological concept that proposes a ‘wise minded’ approach to life.  Mindful living is clinically proven to help reduce stress and anxiety, increase mental focus, strengthen social-emotional functioning and enhance overall well-being.

Lori strives to live life from a holistic and humanistic perspective.  She believes it is important to remember that we are all complex human beings living in a dynamic world.  Living mindfully in the here and now of life and taking things moment to moment can help foster inner peace and life balance in the often hectic pace of daily life.  Lori believes that people learn and grown in different ways, so she employs both traditional talk therapy as well as alternative experiential, arts and animal-assisted therapeutic techniques in her clinical practice.

Lori believes life is a gift that comes with ups and downs where we all need support and understanding at one time or another.  Lori’s mission in life personally and professionally is to be there for others and to give back where she can.  In her personal life, Lori treasures her family and friends and experiencing all that life has to offer.  Lori is an avid volunteer, traveler and a nature and animal enthusiast.  She enjoys learning about new things and being outdoors, preferably near water or on a beach.  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 education 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.