About Lora Besser

“We all have different gifts, so we all have different ways of saying to the world who we are.”
-Fred Rodgers
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Hello! I’m Lora.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker #69726

My approach as a therapist is to honor each person’s unique experiences and journey. I meet you where you’re at and work with you on goals and challenges that we identify together. I help you identify your strengths, and nurture a place of hope and belief in your ability to find your way to a path of resilience. I assist individuals to prioritize their well-being, self-compassion, and pursuit of happiness. I help others make meaning of their personal stories in order to enhance their contentment and nourish their mental health. My experience has been eclectic, working with children, families, and individuals to develop a space in their life where they can explore fulfillment and tap into the wealth of their own abundance.  My approach to counseling is relational, genuine, humanistic, and collaborative with each client I work with. I focus on attachment-based treatments, nurturing relationships, and self-compassion.

In my spare time, you will find me outdoors, exploring beautiful coasts, surrounding myself in nature, kayaking in lakes and streams, gardening, listening and dancing to music, and spending time with my family and friends.

My Approach & Values

I focus my practice on a Strength-Based model with collective modalities to treat the client’s symptoms, including Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness, and Self-Esteem enhancements methods, Grief & Loss support, and conflict resolution strategies. I provide supportive treatment for clients with a variety of symptoms and needs, including anxiety, depression, opposition & defiance, grief & loss, trauma, attention & focusing issues, improving communication patterns, and supporting nurturing/bonding relationships between parent and child. My area of expertise includes working with adults, children, youth, single, blended and two-parent families, with a variety of needs from coaching and support, to more severe mental health concerns.

My Expertise

  • Play Therapy
  • Strength-Based treatment
  • Family Systems
  • Anxiety and Depression

My Experience

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Worked 12 years in a non-profit alongside Public Education System

My Education

  • Bachelors and Masters from Chico State, Accredited School of Social Work

I Work With Individuals and Families

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Individual Therapy

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Children's Counseling

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My Information

  • I work at the Humboldt Office.
  • I charge $140 per session
  • I see clients both in-person and over Telehealth.

Getting Started is Easy

We understand that counseling is a brave first step toward health, wholeness, and mended relationships. But it is a hard step. We want to make the process as simple as possible for you.

Free 20 Minute Consultation

Get a personalized therapist recommendation based on your individual needs.

Book Your Appointment

Schedule a time to meet your new therapist, fill out paperwork, and begin your journey.

First Session

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Contact Us

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(530) 410-0505

1600 Humboldt Road, Suite 3 Chico, CA 95928

274 Cohasset Road, Suite 100 Chico, CA 95926

info@chicocreekcounseling.com