Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Lori Dritz is a New York State Certified and Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.
She earned her Master’s Degree (MSW) from the Hunter College Graduate School of Social Work, through the City University of New York (CUNY), in New York City, in 1983.
Lori’s duel concentrations were Clinical and Industrial Social Work which have provided her with a unique understanding of both personal and work-related issues that can be contributing factors for stress, anxiety and depression, as well as alcoholism and substance abuse.
She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Boston University’s Sargent College of Allied Health Professions, graduating with honors.
Lori has been in private clinical practice for nearly 31 years, after working for the nation’s then largest EAP (Employee Assistance Program). She has a sub-specialty in Critical Incident work stemming from 9/11 and Newtown, Connecticut. She is regularly called by over a dozen EAP’s and other corporate accounts to service their CISD needs.
In addition, she was instrumental in helping to develop a local hospital-based program to combat 2nd Victims Syndrome in their ER department by assisting and supporting their physicians and nursing staff to “self-debrief” after treating traumas themselves.
In her private practice Lori specializes in working with individuals, couples, adolescents and families who are in transition and are experiencing anxiety, depression, alcohol and or substance abuse or have a family member with those difficulties. She continues to provide EAP and Trauma Response Services to a large number of corporate clients as well.
She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the New York State chapter of NASW and the International Association of Trauma Professionals.
Lori is married to her husband Ron for 33 years and they have a 29-year-old son Scott. She resides in Poughkeepsie., NY.