Lori Derr, LCSW, CPP Provider

Hello, I’m Lori!

Child-Parent Psychotherapy Provider, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

As a child in Nebraska, I was a traditional Tomboy.  I spent a lot of time at my Grandparents’ farm just playing outside and getting dirty. Huskers football, window shopping, and babysitting made up most days. My husband and I have been together since we were teens. Shortly after getting married, we lived overseas as newlyweds.  It was a huge change, but that time in life is one I look back on fondly.  As a Military wife, I have lived many places and worked through the day to day struggles that a Military family faces.

Healing has always felt like something I was drawn to doing in my work.  I became a licensed massage therapist with an emphasis on pregnancy and infant massage. This work was fulfilling, and I still use the knowledge I have from that training, but I felt specializing in mind and body would be a more complete fit.
I graduated with a Master of Social Work degree from New Mexico State University. As a therapist, I wanted to help kids find a good foundation to get the best start in life.  Working with parents can also be a way to help kids, building strong attachment and understanding how to grow with your child’s changing stages is important to me.  I provide Circle of Security parenting classes and can help parents when they need to reintegrate or reconnect with their children. 
Helping tweens, teens and their parents is also important to me.  As a mother of a teenage son and daughter, I know that each stage of development comes with its own set of challenges. Children often do not have the words to tell us when things are not going well for them; even into their teenage years.  They show us their feelings through behaviors and connecting can be difficult. I hope to help clients to reconnect and engage as a family to foster stronger relationships.

Hello, I’m Lori!

As a child in Nebraska, I was a traditional Tomboy.  I spent a lot of time at my Grandparents’ farm just playing outside and getting dirty. Huskers football, window shopping, and babysitting made up most days. My husband and I have been together since we were teens. Shortly after getting married, we lived overseas as newlyweds.  It was a huge change, but that time in life is one I look back on fondly.  As a Military wife, I have lived many places and worked through the day to day struggles that a Military family faces.

Healing has always felt like something I was drawn to doing in my work.  I became a licensed massage therapist with an emphasis on pregnancy and infant massage. This work was fulfilling, and I still use the knowledge I have from that training, but I felt specializing in mind and body would be a more complete fit.
I graduated with a Master of Social Work degree from New Mexico State University. As a therapist, I wanted to help kids find a good foundation to get the best start in life.  Working with parents can also be a way to help kids, building strong attachment and understanding how to grow with your child’s changing stages is important to me.  I provide Circle of Security parenting classes and can help parents when they need to reintegrate or reconnect with their children. 
Helping tweens, teens and their parents is also important to me.  As a mother of a teenage son and daughter, I know that each stage of development comes with its own set of challenges. Children often do not have the words to tell us when things are not going well for them; even into their teenage years.  They show us their feelings through behaviors and connecting can be difficult. I hope to help clients to reconnect and engage as a family to foster stronger relationships.
Infant Mental Health including pre-natal, post-natal concerns are interests of mine. Postpartum depression and Postpartum anxiety, traumatic pregnancy history, traumatic birth stories, and parent/child attachment throughout childhood are my specialties. Helping a new mom gain confidence in her parenting and letting go of the guilt and stress of making all of the right decisions and focusing on making the best choices for her.  Parenting is difficult and moms need to know there are people that can help support them transition into their new role.
Infant Mental Health including pre-natal, post-natal concerns are interests of mine. Postpartum depression and Postpartum anxiety, traumatic pregnancy history, traumatic birth stories, and parent/child attachment throughout childhood are my specialties. Helping a new mom gain confidence in her parenting and letting go of the guilt and stress of making all of the right decisions and focusing on making the best choices for her.  Parenting is difficult and moms need to know there are people that can help support them transition into their new role.