Lori Eckel

Lori Eckel (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker


Hello, I'm glad you're here. I specialize in supporting people impacted by serious illness, grief and loss or facing end of life.

Client Status

accepting clients



At a Glance


Rate: $150-$200

Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 1999

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Family
  • Group

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network

My Ideal Client

I specialize in caring for people impacted by serious illness, death, grief and loss, caregiving, and distress. I help you feel seen and supported. Together, we will connect you to your values, priorities, and sense of meaning in how you live, care, and/or work. The liminal (“in between”) space of serious illness and end of life can feel lonely or isolating. Counseling offers a space to contemplate wholeness, values, purpose, relatedness to oneself and others.

My Approach to Helping

I have trust in your ability to find healing and connection to your own sense of possibility, power, and choice whatever your circumstances might be. We can work together to discover meaning in living and dying to facilitate a sense of connectedness to what is most important to you. I bring a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, anti-racist approach in my work and aim to be responsive and to affirm people of all races, genders, ages, abilities, and identities. There are many forces that contribute to health disparities and inequity. I bring mindful awareness to the way these experiences create vulnerability.

Issues I Treat


  • Cancer External link

    I work with people facing new diagnosis, disease progression or recurrence, or navigating the experience of cancer survivorship. I have worked with people facing blood, tissue and solid organ cancers with specialty experience in gynecologic cancer and brain tumors.

  • Family Caregiving External link

    I work with individuals and families to navigate the complex landscape of caregiving. Together we can explore the meaning for you in your caregiving experience as well as the strain in mind, body, or sprit, that may accompany this experience. I help you to process the shifting relational experience and expectations with your care receiver as well as create space to consider your own well being while you care for others.

  • Loss or Grief External link

    I work with individuals experiencing their own loss of self, identity and function resulting from the illness experience as well as family members as they grieve the loss of their important other due to serious illness.

  • Alzheimers External link

    I support individuals and families across the trajectory of Alzheimers and/or dementia. At early stage I help to process the newer diagnosis, participate in advance care planning activities and consider goals in care as well as help to anticipate changing care needs. As the disease progresses I help to facilitate dignity restoring or preserving interventions and support family members to manage the changing landscape of care needs.

  • Compassion Fatigue External link

    I provide support to health care workers impacted by the cumulative effects of caring and experiencing their own suffering. I also provide critical incident stress debriefing. I help health care providers to identify their own professional values, orientation, identity and connect to their own moral compass as they face compassion fatigue, burnout or moral distress.

Contact Lori

Optional note (300 character limit). Please do not include sensitive medical information.