Lora Friedrich, MSW, PhD, LCSW

Licensed Therapist

A Quick Overview

Degrees and Accreditations

  • Master’s in Social Work
  • Ph.D. in Sociology of Family
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LSCW)


I can help you work through trauma, grief and loss, change and life transitions, PTSD, sexual trauma/harassment, anxiety, body image and self-confidence, and eating disorders. I work with children, teens, adults, and couples.



I accept employer-sponsored Aetna, Anthem BCBS, Cigna, Lutheran Preferred, PHP, Signature Care, Three Rivers Preferred/Preferred Plus, and United Healthcare/UMR/Optum.

If your insurance is not one that I accept, please check with your insurance provider to see if there would be any out-of-network reimbursement available to you for any of our therapy sessions. Crosswinds also accepts debit, credit, or HSA/FSA cards as forms of payment. The rate per therapy session ranges from $120-$130/hour with a Licensed Therapist.

Let's Work Together to Make A Change

Maybe you are grieving the loss of a loved one, bogged down by a traumatic experience, or you’re simply tired of being tired. Perhaps you feel your family is dysfunctional and you wish you could just get along. Or do you feel like this cycle of unhappiness and pain has gone on for so long that you forgot who you truly are? I want to assure you that this is temporary – your issues do not define you. I am passionate about working with people who are willing to make a change. Healing is not always an easy or quick process, but it is so worth it. As your therapist, I will support you to help you reach your goals to the best of your abilities.

I have a deep level of understanding and compassion for my clients facing hardships because of what I have experienced. I was in the Peace Corps, I worked with families in Child Protective Services, I worked in Thailand on anti-trafficking, and I was a teacher of sociology and social work. I work with a lot of people dealing with trauma, particularly sexual trauma, and I also enjoy working with women and children.

All of us have times where we need to recenter and refocus to have more productive behaviors and thoughts. I will work with you to develop a safety plan, which is a plan to help you become more resilient, a better problem-solver, and eventually overcome the trauma that is holding you back. You are worthy of healing and being happier and healthier. I can help you get there. Schedule an appointment with me today by clicking the button below.

What's Your Safety plan?

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