Dr. Lori Egizio earned her Master of Social Work (1999) and Doctorate of Social Work (2015) from Aurora University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, holds a School Social Work Certification, as well as a School Administrative Certification and is a member of Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers. She began her career in 1999 and worked as a school social worker for 10 years. She was employed as a Training Coordinator for 3 years and now as an IM CANS trainer at the University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana. She has worked as a Clinical Therapist at Linden Oaks Hospital in Plainfield, IL since 2009. In addition, she runs a non-profit organization for children who need financial assistance with joining organized sports. She was employed as an Adjunct Professor at Aurora University for six years and now trains and teaches at University of Illinois. She gives presentations and trainings on Mental Health and Substance Abuse topics throughout Illinois, as well as Internationally.
She has experience with ages from grade school through adulthood and practices with individuals, families, couples and groups. She utilizes many therapeutic techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, as well as having a holistic approach with a focus on physical activity and nutrition.
“My goal for treatment is to assist each individual with being the best they can be; emotionally and physically. We all carry pieces of yesterday with us and with coping skills and awareness, we can use our past to build a better tomorrow for ourselves.”
Lori has experience assisting clients with numerous diagnoses including; Depression, Anxiety, Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar, as well as emotional struggles related to sports and trauma.
In my spare time, I love to be outdoors, spend time with my family, travel and of course workout. Crossfit is my passion and I hope to bring my love of physical wellness and emotional wellness to others through counseling and treatment.