Lori Tagger, Ph. D
I have been in practice for 14+ years in a variety of settings – private practice, hospital and university counseling center. I have extensive training in working with women’s issues, eating disorders and trauma/PTSD and am trained in the use of EMDR. I also have experience with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, sexual abuse/assault, divorce and self-esteem issues. I work with adolescents (13+) and adults. In addition to individual therapy, I provide psychological assessments of ADHD, Learning Disabilities and other forms of evaluation.
Prior to receiving my Ph.D., I was a special education teacher for children with emotional disorders. I continue to work with educators regarding the management of behavioral problems in children and within the school. I have also had extensive teaching experience on topics such as eating disorders, ethics, the practice of therapy, and diagnosis.
I have a therapy dog named Scooby. Golden Retrievers are loving, compassionate and playful and have the perfect temperament for this work. Scooby has been so much more effective with clients than I ever imagined. He helps clients open up to the therapeutic process and he creates a welcoming, safe atmosphere.