Lori provides counselling to address the stressors associated with fertility issues and treatment. She uses a practical approach grounded in creating awareness of how our patterns, family and societal expectations can compound situations that are challenging enough on their own. Working with her clients, she helps them find a sense of balance, cope with difficult news and in engage in problem solving. Implications Counselling associated with the use of donor sperm, egg, embryo and gestational carriers is a significant part of her practice. Lori also helps couples address relationship challenges that can arise throughout the treatment path. In addition she has 25 years of experience working with people to help them cope with Anxiety and Depression.
Lori has been working with individuals and couples dealing with fertility issues for the past decade. In 2006, she was part of an Expert Panel gathered to advise the Federal Department of Health regarding the Assisted Human Reproduction Act. Since then she has been an active member of the Executive of the Canadian Counsellors Special Interest Group of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society. She also sits on the Ethics Committee of the Atlantic Assisted Reproductive Technology clinic in Halifax Nova Scotia. She helped create a resource document to assist clients in starting conversations about the use of third parties to create families. In addition, she is currently working with a committee to develop an educational document to promote LGBTQ inclusive practices in Canadian Infertility Clinics.