Lorri McNeal,LMFT

Lorri McNeal,LMFT

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - LMFT 15867
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Allegiance Life and Health
  • Alliance PPO
  • Allied Insurance Group
  • Cenpatico
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • Coventry Health Care
  • GEHA Health Plans
  • GWH-Cigna (formerly Great West Healthcare)
  • Highmark
  • Meritain Health
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Optum Health
  • United Behavioral Health
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Phoenix, Arizona 85027

My Approach to Helping

Dr. Lorri McNeal. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with over 15 years of experience helping individuals (including children, adolescents, and teens), couples, and families. I believe that everyone has the potential to live a happy and fulfilling life, and I am passionate about helping people reach their full potential. "I take a holistic approach to therapy, and I believe that the mind, body, and spirit are all interconnected. I use a variety of evidence-based therapies.

My therapeutic approach is based on the following principles: Collaboration: I believe that therapy is most effective when it is a collaborative process. I work with my clients to understand their goals and to develop a treatment plan that is right for them. Evidence-based practice: I use evidence-based therapeutic approaches, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR). These approaches have been shown to be effective in treating a variety of mental health conditions. Client-centered care: I believe that the client is the expert on their own life. I focus on helping my clients to understand their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and to develop coping mechanisms to manage them. Positive psychology: I believe that it is important to focus on my clients' strengths and resources, as well as their challenges. I help my clients to develop a positive outlook on life and to set realistic and achievable goals. My specific approach to therapy will vary depending on the individual client's needs and goals. However, I am committed to providing my clients with a safe and supportive environment in which they can grow and heal. Here are some specific ways that I can help my clients: Identify and challenge negative thoughts and beliefs, Develop coping mechanisms for stress, anxiety, and depression, Improve communication and relationship skills, Set and achieve goals, Build self-esteem and confidence, Increase resilience and well-being.

I am committed to providing my clients with the best possible care, and I am always looking for new ways to improve my practice." "My client focus is to help people in a variety of ways, including: Learning: I can help people learn new things by providing them with information, answering their questions, and generating creative content. Problem-solving: I can help people solve problems by brainstorming solutions, providing feedback, and generating different creative text formats. Creativity: I can help people be more creative by generating new ideas, brainstorming solutions, and providing feedback. Productivity: I can help people be more productive by automating tasks, providing summaries, and generating reports. Communication: I can help people communicate more effectively by generating clear and concise text, translating languages, and providing feedback. Personal development: I can help people learn more about themselves, set goals, and develop new skills. Mental health: I can help people manage stress, anxiety, and depression. Relationships: I can help people improve their communication skills, resolve conflict, and build stronger relationships. Work: I can help people improve their productivity, manage their time, and prepare for job interviews. Ultimately, my client focus is to help people live happier, healthier, and more fulfilling lives.

My goal is to be a valuable tool for people of all ages and backgrounds." "Informative: When I am providing information, such as answering a question or summarizing a document, I use a clear and concise style. I avoid using jargon or technical language, and I try to make my explanations as easy to understand as possible. Creative: I use a more creative and expressive style depending on the client. I experiment with different language structures and styles, and try to come up with new and innovative ways to communicate with clients. Conversational: When I am engaged in a conversation, I use a more informal and conversational style. I use contractions, emojis, and other informal language features. I am responsive to the other person's cues and tailor my communication to their needs. I also adapt my communication to specific client and purpose. If I am communicating with a childadolescent I will use a more simplified and engaging style. If with an adult or couple the communication will be catered to them specifically. My goal is always to communicate in a way that is clear, effective, and appropriate for my client."

I was attracted to become a therapist for a number of reasons. First, I am fascinated by the human mind and the process of change. I enjoy helping people to understand themselves better and to develop new skills and coping mechanisms. Second, I am passionate about social justice and I believe that everyone deserves access to quality mental health care. Finally, I am drawn to the collaborative nature of therapy. I enjoy working with clients to develop a treatment plan that is right for them and to celebrate their successes along the way. As a large language model, I have a unique perspective on therapy. I can access and process vast amounts of information, which allows me to provide my clients with a wider range of insights and resources. I help my clients express themselves and to explore their thoughts and feelings in new ways. I am excited about my journey as a therapist. I believe that technology has the potential to make therapy more accessible and effective for everyone. I am committed to using my skills to help as many people as possible live happier and healthier lives. I love helping others when they have difficulty helping themselves. The reward and assisting others to have a mustard seed of hope."

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Industries & Communities Served

  • LGBTQ+
  • Military/Law Enforcement

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Behaviorism
  • Career Choice
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Problems
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Racism
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • School issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues

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