Marble Surface

Clinical Supervision
& Professional Development 

We help you, so you can help others

Lori Dunne is a Registered psychotherapist and Registered Social Worker with over 10 years of experience in multiple settings. She is also one of Lotus's clinical supervisors and the facilitator of Lotus Group Supervision. She has a plethora of education in both clinical and leadership program including:

  • Masters in Social Work from York University

  • Certificate in Health Systems Management from the University of Regina 

  • Addictions Certificate from McMaster University


Lori has a strong theoretical background and extensive applied practice using multiple evidence-informed treatment modalities such as: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Attachment Focused therapy, Mindfulness, narrative therapy and complex trauma therapy.   

In addition to providing supervision, Lori is also a therapist with Lotus specializing in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma and Life Transitions. Lori is also in a group facilitator with the Hamilton Family Health Team and is an Instructor with Mohawk College. 

Lori has worked in multiple care setting throughout her career such as: Corrections, Long-Term-care, Primary Care, Acute Care (in-patient and out-patient), Psychiatric Emergency Services, the Developmental Care Sector, Child and Youth and Healthcare Management. In all of these roles, Lori has been privileged to support learners from multiple disciplines-providing direct clinical supervision and/or education to Psychiatry Residents, Social Work, Medical Students, Nursing, Psychotherapists, and Occupational Therapists.  While Lori was the Manager of Psychiatric Emergency services, she was the direct supervisor for 30 plus staff and throughout her career she has been the direct supervisor for multiple Social Work and Psychotherapy students. 

Lori has a passion for educating, training and mentoring new counsellors, therapists and social workers who are seeking to develop and reflect on their practice. She believes that we all need a little support to develop our sense of self, along with our therapeutic presence. Sometimes we can get “stuck”, or are maybe uncertain about a situation or client. Lori believes that group supervision is an excellent forum to grow with our peers, learn from one another, gain insight into multiple perspectives and to get “unstuck”. 

She strives to create a collaborative, respectful, open and transparent supervision environment to ensure supervisees feel comfortable to address any insecurities and difficult questions that may arise while practicing. Lori provides a safe space for supervisees to explore internal and external experiences to support with the discovery of clinical preferences that align with a therapist’s values and clinical style. By inviting her supervisees to explore their own values, assumptions and bias that may arise in therapeutic conversations she will help you work through dilemmas and grow. Lori believe that often difficult conversations can lead to new understanding, insights, and growth...

"We are on this journey together." - Lori Dunne