Lora Reinders, MSW, LCSW, is a clinical social worker who joined Pathways Consulting in 2008. She earned her Master’s Degree in social work from Loyola University – Chicago. Prior to her work in private practice, she practiced in a psychiatric hospital, a day treatment setting with children and adolescents who have significant mental health and behavioral challenges, as well as many years at a sexual assault service provider. Due to these experiences and training, she has special interest and knowledge in treating abuse victims, as well as working with children and adolescents. In 2011 Lora took over as the clinic director at Pathways Consulting. Lora would consider her theoretical orientation to be eclectic, but most often utilizes techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic theory, solution focused models, and play therapy in her work with children. She is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) by the EMDR Institute. Lora believes strongly that the therapeutic relationship is the most important vehicle for change, so wants to make sure a client feels there is a good “fit” between him or herself and the therapist.