Eva Lorini, LPC Intern
Supervised by Candyce Ossefort-Russell, LPC-S
I am a dedicated and compassionate therapist who is sincerely passionate about the work I do. And I know, from professional and personal experience, the courage it takes to consider taking this step into an unknown yet hopeful process. I am glad you listened to your instincts to find your way here, and encourage you to continue to do so as you read my page to decide if I feel like the right fit for you.
I am an inherently warm, down-to-earth, engaged, curious person and therapist. My work is collaborative, experiential, emotion-focused, and body-oriented. In other words, I don’t pathologize people, and I don’t believe my clients need to be “fixed.” Rather, I hold a solid trust that no matter what kinds of life circumstances you have endured, there is a profound, inherent wisdom and wholeness residing in you always, your true self, and I see my role as your guide to connecting to this place within.
We do this together by gently bringing our attention to what is alive in the present moment. This includes attending to the sensations in your body, where our emotions live, in addition to what is happening between the two of us in our work together.
Accessing moment-to-moment experience this way allows for awareness of your deeper patterns, the patterns outside of your conscious awareness, to emerge. By attuning to and trusting your body and emotional experience, a different kind of insight has the opportunity to manifest, insight that comes from a deep, compassionate, comprehensive understanding. Our most difficult feelings and memories become known to us in a new way when experienced with the support and help of a fully-engaged, caring person by our side. By slowing down together and bringing our attention to your experience at a pace that feels safe and right to you, we create the space for this growth and connection to happen from the inside out.
Clients of mine have expressed they feel safe, cared for, fully accepted, and supported by me in our work together. This is of the utmost importance to me. They have also remarked on my intuitive, authentic, emotionally-engaged, and empathic way of being with them. People who typically resonate with my counseling style have a desire for long-term growth and are interested in in-depth, fulfilling therapeutic work.
I have a B.A. in Psychology from the University of South Carolina, and an M.A. in Counseling from St. Edward’s University. I have private training in Dynamic Enriched Experiential Psychotherapy (DEEP), a healing-oriented therapeutic model grounded in the latest interpersonal neurobiology, emotion, attachment, and body-based research. I have worked in various capacities in the mental health field, including with children and adolescents, homeless adults, persons struggling with addiction and substance abuse, and adult women and men from a diverse range of backgrounds. I also have experience working with depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual assault and abuse, social isolation and loneliness, grief and loss, life transitions, mean or critical parts, people-pleasing, feeling stuck or confused, and periods of uncertainty.
In additional to my professional experience, I bring a wide breadth of personal life experience to my work, along with my daily and 7-year meditation practice, a love of nature, yoga, drawing, dancing, laughter, and my downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania roots.
Please reach out to me by submitting this form or calling 512/201-4501, ext. 124. I look forward to hearing from you.