Lori Ann DeChant, LMFT, LMHC, CCMHC, NCC, C-DBT (AZ, CA, NY, VT)

Preferred Name: Lori

EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

Hello, my name is Lori Ann DeChant, LMFT, LMHC, CCMHC, NCC, C-DBT a Certified EMDR Therapist and the founder of Crystal Sun Counseling-located in Hudson Falls, NY. I am a psychotherapist and a believer in life-long learning and provide EMDR Therapy as well as other therapies. I provide services in the office or via telehealth video platform. I am licensed in AZ, CA, NY and VT. I will take the time needed to get to know you and hear your story. I will assess your strengths, needs and support you in developing goals. I bring my knowledge, creativity and expertise in mental health and family therapy to those I serve. My clients are from all different backgrounds and cultures. I serve adults and as a Specialist in Infant and Preschooler MH, I help children of all ages and families to improve their relationships by providing support and the services needed to reach their goals. I have child and adult friendly environments, a large classroom for groups and training as well as a Mindfulness room.

Education & Experience

EXPERIENCE: * Over 31 years of experience providing services to children and adults of all ages for a variety of conditions such as PTSD, Anxiety, Social or Panic Disorder, Depression, Childhood trauma, CPS involvement and Foster Care just a few areas to mention. *6 years of experience in private practice providing clinical services to children and adults. *Over 13 years of experiences working with Military populations. * Over 20 years of experience working as a Program Administrator/Director/Clinical Supervisor for residential and various Outpatient Mental Health programs. * Over 20-years of experience providing clinical training services to clinical staff and 10 years of experience providing Supervision to College Counseling Students, Interns and to Post master's pre-licensed staff. EDUCATION: * EMDR Shapiro Institute: EMDR Trained and Program Completed (Adults and Children to include telehealth). * Ashland University; Cog Skills Class *Alliant International School of Psychology's Infant and Preschooler Mental Health Specialist Certificate Post- Graduate Program (2 years). * CA: Mindful Schools (3 semesters) * CA: Chapman College MFT Classes * WV: West Virgina University: MA In Counseling Arts * FL: Rollins College Masters' Level classes for Secondary Teacher Certification * FL: Engel School of Music/Voice * NY: Potsdam State University: BA Major: PSY

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Volunteer Experience: The Strand Musical Theater 2019- NY Network for AAMFT NYMHCA WV NASW Chapter 2 year elected term

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Tic Disorders
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Couples
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • Group
  • Immigrants
  • Infants/Toddlers (0-3)
  • LGBTQ+
  • Residential Treatment Facility
  • Seniors
  • Underserved
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • Aetna
  • Highmark
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Sliding Scale
  • UnitedHealth

CDPHP products to include Medicare, Blue Shield of Northeastern NY, Excellus BS PPO, Optum, Cash, credit/debit card and ONN.