Donna Lordi, LCPC

Behavioral & Mental Health (IPD), Counseling

Practices In: Romeoville
Patients Seen: All Ages

My phi­los­o­phy of care includes a com­pre­hen­sive sci­en­tif­ic and behav­ioral approach to treat­ment that looks at men­tal and phys­i­cal health, as well as all psy­choso­cial fac­tors for the indi­vid­ual. The rela­tion­ship between the mind and the body is a pow­er­ful one, and I am a big believ­er in the har­mo­ny between med­ical and men­tal health care. In work­ing one-on-one, I cus­tomize an indi­vid­ual plan for each patient that I meet which is spe­cif­ic to their needs. I believe that we should always see a demon­stra­ble ben­e­fit for time spent in psy­chother­a­py; as a for­mer soft­ware devel­op­er I am very solu­tion-focused. I view myself as a very prac­ti­cal ther­a­pist in that I aim to treat the root cause of issues rather than focus on the symp­toms alone. Ther­a­py for me is also a col­lab­o­ra­tive process. I seek to empow­er patients through edu­ca­tion and encour­ag­ing their agency in the health­care sys­tem, because these two things lead to more pos­i­tive out­comes in the long run. I also con­nect with the strug­gles my patients face. For exam­ple, I am pas­sion­ate about bariatrics because I myself have been a bariatric patient and have lost sev­er­al hun­dred pounds, so I have both clin­i­cal and first-hand expe­ri­ence regard­ing the process. This means I real­ly under­stand the impact that changes in our men­tal health can have on our phys­i­cal and psy­cho­log­i­cal well-being, and how impor­tant it is to find a provider that both empathizes with us, and helps us achieve our goals, as well.

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Languages
English
Clinical Interests

I am cer­ti­fied to treat ADHD, anx­i­ety, com­plex trau­ma, PTSD, chron­ic pain (I am trained in CBT for chron­ic pain), co-occur­ring men­tal and phys­i­cal ill­ness, chron­ic health con­di­tions, bariatric patients, weight loss, obe­si­ty, OCD, anx­i­ety, depres­sion, psy­chosis, per­son­al­i­ty dis­or­ders, depression.

Personal Interests

I enjoy play­ing board and video games. I’m also an avid fan of Japan­ese cul­ture and have stud­ied soto Zen Bud­dhism for many years.

School
Lewis University Graduation Date: 2013 Degree: Psychology
Lewis University Graduation Date: 2016 Degree: Counseling Psychology
Physician’s Publications
Obesity and Trauma: When the Body Cries Out
November 2017
Low Carb Diets, Appetite, and Weight Loss: the Basics
February 2017
How To Select a Mental Health Professional
January 2017

Conditions

ADD, ADHD, Adolescent Mental Health, Adult Abuse, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Chronic Medical Illnesses, Chronic Pain, Combat/Civilian PTSD/Trauma, Depression, Eating Disorders, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, LGBTQ Mental Health, Military Issues, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Sleep Issues, Stress Management, Trauma, Weight Loss

Treatment Styles

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Individual Therapy