Lori R. Cao, M.A. LMFT

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant

EMDR Trainer

About Me

Educated and experienced working with childhood-adult complex trauma with varying degrees of dissociation and addictions (chemical and behavioral). Educated and treat individuals and couples recovering from sexual addictions/behavioral addictions and betrayal trauma. I have a passion for neuroscience and thus utilize medical research to inform conceptualization of clinical presentations and guide the use of EMDR therapy as an effective efficient and evidence-base treatment for long lasting change.

Education & Experience

LMFT, EMDR Certified, Consultant, Facilitator and Trainer, and Psychotraumatologist-IV Certified Sexologist Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT-S) and Supervisor Certified Partner Trauma Therapist (CPTT-S) and Supervisor Early Recovery Couple Empathy Model (ERCEM)Trained Certified Couple Betrayal Recovery Therapist (CCBRT)-Candidate Marsha Linehan DBT Intensive Trained MN Board of Marriage and Family Therapy, Approved Supervisor MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy, Approved Supervisor AAMFT Approved Supervisor

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Trauma Recovery Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP)

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Couples


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