Lori Vann, M.A., LPC-Supervisor

Why book Lori Vann, M.A., LPC-Supervisor?

I have been a professional speaker since 2000 and have presented all over Dallas-Ft. Worth, Austin, S.A., Houston, and Hawaii, and featured on KWRD, CBS News, & CW33 News. I have presented at colleges, school districts, state conferences/symposiums, churches, luncheons, & community events. While I am known as the "local expert" on self-injury, I also excel in boundary-assertiveness-self-esteem issues and anxiety issues, including control problems & perfectionism. Stress management and dating issues are other areas that I have much experience in & have presented on the topics numerous times. www.LoriVannCounseling.com for a list of topics, interviews, CDs, DVDs, books, & more!





Lori Vann as a Conference Presenter/Speaker

I have attended two of Lori's seminars/presentations and have learned much each time. Lori is professional and personal, knowledgeable and real....all wrapped up in one! She has an interesting and serious yet calm and encouraging presentation style.... which makes for a great learning environment for the entire audience. Having been a social worker for over 30 years, I have attended, presented or facilitated many educational opportunities. I say this only because I feel qualified to give her the highest rating and to say that I will recommend her presentations to any person or group. Thank you, Lori for helping me learn new things!

Reviewer: Luann G.
Event: Seminar in Carrollton, TX
Event Date: Mar 5, 2011

Response from Lori Vann, M.A., LPC-Supervisor:

It is always an honor when I am asked to present and even more of an honor when I receive such kind feedback. I am so pleased to hear that the presentations have been helpful.

Review by Maria B.

We had a women's retreat in Dallas and booked Lori as our main conference speaker and we were very happy. Our WMU Baptist Retreat was a great success due to her motivational lecture, we learned new stress relieving techniques that are being applied. It has been a week since we were there and our group is still energized by her lecture. I would book her for another conference.

Priced Fairly
Reviewer: Maria B.
Organization: Primera Iglesia Bautista
Event: Retreat in Dallas, TX
Event Date: Jun 3, 2011

Response from Lori Vann, M.A., LPC-Supervisor:

Thank you for such kind words. It was a pleasure to work with your group and would love to work with you again. Working with your great was an uplifting experience for me, too.

Review by Anjlia H.

Lori Vann was such a blessing to our event. We had a Youth Conference with adult workshops throughout the day. She was booked to speak to our youth but even took the time to talk with our adults.

Priced Fairly
Reviewer: Anjlia H.
Organization: SALT Youth
Event: Seminar in Haltom City, TX
Event Date: May 21, 2011
Hired As: Industry Expert

Response from Lori Vann, M.A., LPC-Supervisor:

It was a pleasure to be able to speak to the youth at your event. I look forward to any future oppotunities to assist your group.

Review by Lisa B.

I have actually attended two seminars in which Lori Vann taught. She is an incredibly professional and well informed counselor and speaker. Lori seems to really care about the girls she counsels (my teen daughter saw her privately, as well, with some great results), yet she is also incredibley professional which, I believe, earns her great respect. Her knowledge on current destructive, teen behavior is very helpful for parents who may not know what the new obstacles are for our children.

I would recommend any seminar or event where Lori is speaking.

Reviewer: Lisa B.
Event: Seminar in Carrollton, TX
Event Date: Mar 5, 2011

Review by Jan

I have attended 2 workshop presentations of Ms. Vann's in the past; one of which she was the primary organizer. I remain impressed with her calm style and confident, intelligent mastery of varied and timely topics. Her organizational skills, organizational style and professionalism are impeccable and flavored with calm acceptance. I would recommend her highly for presenting and/or coordinating a seminar in any of the specialties in her field of expertise. Thank you!

Reviewer: Jan
Event: Workshop in Arlington, TX
Event Date: Apr 24, 2010

Review by Dan M.

Lori Vann presented her information in a very well organized, easy to follow format. I enjoyed her presentation and would recommend her to any company, group, etc. that is looking for an informative presentation on what is and is not appropriate in today's workplace. She touched on several topics including setting time and health boundaries for yourself and how to conduct yourself professionally at the office. You will not be disappointed if you hire Lori Vann to present at your function.

Reviewer: Dan M.
Event: Convention in Fort Worth, TX
Event Date: Feb 10, 2010

Response from Lori Vann, M.A., LPC-Supervisor:

Thank you so much for your very kind words. I greatly appreciate the positive feedback. It was a pleasure to present to your group and would be glad to assist the group in any way that I can in the future.

Lori Vann, LPC-S

Review by Deborah M.

Priced Fairly
Reviewer: Deborah M.
Organization: ARMA Fort Worth Chapter
Event: Private Party in Fort Worth, TX
Event Date: Feb 13, 2008
Hired As: Motivational Speaker

Response from Lori Vann, M.A., LPC-Supervisor:

I really enjoyed working with Deborah and the ARMA networking event. Everyone was kind and had wonderful feedback. I discussed a universal topic of Boundaries in the Workplace and the majority of the room could relate to the various examples and issues that I presented. I also made myself available for questions after the presentation and had some contact me via e-mail for follow up information.

Best wishes to this group and I would be a pleasure to work with them again.

Lori Vann, M.A., LPC-Supervisor

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 30 - 360 minutes
  • Fee: $100- $5000, depends on travel & hours to present
  • Insurance: Insurance as a professional counselor.
  • Languages: English


Media: mental health consultant and actress-- I am able to provide you with over 13 years of counseling experience. I am comfortable in front of the camera or behind the scenes working with the writers. To date, I have given 6 television interviews as an expert on several different topics. The interviews can be seen on my website: www.LoriVannCounseling.com MEDIA HAPPENINGS. I also have acting experience, so if you have a need for a therapist, speaker, professor, or a character with a mental health issue, then I can assist you with those needs.

As a speaker, I am flexible and casual with my audience. I actively engage the audience with questions and feedback. I often use PowerPoint for my presentations, but can speak without it. Feedback that I have received from professional speaking groups, such as the Speaker's Co-Op, is that they felt that I am a "natural" at speaking & that I engage the audience.

I tailor my presentation to your event's needs, whether that be time constraints or specific areas that you would like for me to address.

Media Venues that I have participated in include: national radio for interviews and co-host of a radio show, Dallas-Ft. Worth television stations, several newspaper interviews, consulted on stories for national magazine, filmed for an upcoming movie called Relationships 901 as a relationship expert, and I have reviewed scrips for movies regarding mental health issues.

Additional Booking Notes

If I am using PowerPoint, I will need a screen and may need a PowerPoint projector, depending on the location of the venue. Depending on the size of the venue, I may need a microphone. I can provide my own laptop and laser pointer.

Past Booked Events

02/06/14 A Caregiver's Guide to Self-injury comes out in hardback
01/25/14 6 Hour Self-injury education and training at Vista Ridge UMC hosted by UBH Denton
11/13/13 Dallas Morning News Interview on self-injury
11/07/13 Frisco ISD Cobb Middle School
11/02/13 Stress Managament for the Holidays hosted by Carrollton Springs
11/02/13 The Problem with Perfectionism hosted by Carrollton Springs
10/19/13 Dating Seminar at Prince of Peace Lutheran School
09/21/13 Boundaries 101 hosted by Phoenix House at the Carrollton Church of Christ
09/19/13 Lewisville ISD Community Event
08/05/13 Frisco ISD A School Counselor's Guide to Self-injury
08/01/13 Houston Family magazine interview
06/01/13 6 Hour Self-Injury Education & Treatment Training
04/02/13 Dallas Child Magazine Interview
04/02/13 Ft. Worth Child Magazine interview
03/08/13 Christian Counselors of Texas
03/04/13 Preventing Child Abuse State Conference Presenter
02/28/13 North Lake Newspaper Interview
02/23/13 Dating 202: Taking things to the next leve
01/30/13 BBM Women's organization
01/19/13 Dating 101
01/05/13 Dallas Symphony Orchestra Teen program
01/04/13 SMU Psychology Graduate program on self injury
11/05/12 Interview for BlogTalk Radio with Dr. Harris
11/03/12 Stress Management: The Mind-body connection, Tips, Tricks, and Surviving the Holidays
09/15/12 Dating 101
08/08/12 CW 33 News Interview
07/14/12 Dating 101
05/31/12 Luncheon in Gainesville
04/29/12 Graduation Tea--Dallas
04/03/12 Pt 2 of Finding Your Lifemate Presentation at Bent Tree Bible Fellowship
03/27/12 Finding Your Lifemate Class at Bent Tree Bible Fellowship
03/26/12 HEADLINE Story for CW33 Evening News: Mother Accused of Cutting Daughter
03/24/12 R.E.A.L. Singles: Relationship Wellness Presentation
03/17/12 REAL Singles at Grace Outreach Church: Stress Management from a Christian Perspective
03/14/12 CW33 News Interview re: Facebook
02/18/12 IMPACT Church of Christ Presentation on Stress Management from a Christian Perspective
02/17/12 State Conference of Christian Counselors of Texas
10/31/11 CW33 Interview: Kids and OCD
08/02/11 City of Carrollton Community Lectures Series--What is a Normal Teen and How Do You Keep Them That Way?
07/20/11 Stress Management from a Christian Perspective: Stress in Paradise?
06/03/11 Presentation for a Women's Church Retreat
05/21/11 S.A.L.T. Conference for Teens in Ft. Worth
05/02/11 CW33 Nightly News--Impact of Bullying on Adults
04/20/11 Frisco ISD Coffee Talk for Parents and Staff on At Risk Behaviors
03/16/11 CW33 Nightly News--Lead Story--Bullying Interview
03/05/11 At Risk Youth Behaviors--what you don't know might be hurting your child
01/22/11 Teen Girls' Retreat with Phyllis Bisch and Keisha Howard
11/19/10 DFW Speakers Co-op: Stress & Anxiety Management when Speaking
10/12/10 Dallas Metro Counseling Assoc.-part of Texas Counseling Assoc.
09/27/10 Christ's Haven Adoption & Foster Care Organization: Presenting on Self-injury
09/25/10 Parenting Basics: Boundaries with Kids from Birth to Teens
09/18/10 Help! I am a Dad of a Daughter!
09/10/10 CW33 9pm Evening News--Interview conducted by Barry Carpenter
07/16/10 Taped 4 interviews for WomanAnew website
05/06/10 Carrollton-Farmers Branch 10th Annual Health Fair
04/24/10 Help! I have a teenage daughter conference--community outreach program--location supplied by Webb Chapel Church of Christ
04/24/10 Groovy Love Girls Retreat for Lantana Community Fellowship
04/10/10 Plano ISD Vendor Fair for PTAs
02/10/10 Ft. Worth's ARMA (record management) networking group--Boundaries in the Workplace
11/13/09 XandY Communications/DeserveWhatYou Want Radio/internet--Expert on Boundaries
11/12/09 Talk97 radio--part of Expert Panel on Cheating
10/27/09 KERA Boyfriends Documentary Screening--I am a panelist for the discussion
10/16/09 Collin Cty Council on Family Violence Conference
09/25/09 Being Filmed for a Movie: mental health consultant for the project
09/18/09 3 Hour Presentation for Millwood and Hickory Trail Hospitals
09/11/09 N. Tarrant Cty. Mental Health Professionals Meeting
09/04/09 Friday Night Lights TV show-Panther Faculty member
08/29/09 Women's Retreat for Carrollton Church of Christ
06/19/09 Northern Metro Counseling Assoc. Conference--speaking on Self-Injury
06/15/09 CBS 11 Interview
06/05/09 Excel Center of Lewisville--case presentation on self-injury
05/27/09 CW33 Interview for Evening News
03/25/09 Dallas County Community College District--Parenting
10/19/08 Women Of Visionary Influence State Conference: Boundaries at Work
09/19/08 Family Matters Conference
08/19/08 Azle ISD
04/17/08 Mental Health America-Dallas' 32nd Annual Adolescent Symposium

Lori Vann, M.A., LPC-Supervisor

Professional speaker and mental health media consultant these are the ways that I can assist your project. Whether you need a speaker for a small or large group, your audience will leave feeling satisfied. I consult for all types of media (see Media Happenings/News on my website for a list of interviews). Writers and Directors--I can review your script for an accurate depiction of mental health issues.

I have a passion for speaking and for trying to help better people's lives through my educational presentations or assisting the media with accurate mental health information or portrayals. I use an interactive approach and encourage audience participation. I am flexible and work with a variety of settings.

Speaking background: I have presented all over Texas & in Hawaii during the last 14 years, and have been asked to come back as a presenter for several of those locations. I have been a two-time presenter for the Mental Health America's Adolescent Symposium, a three time presenter for the Collin County Council on Family Violence conference, and presenter for two state conferences. Both events attract several hundred professionals from various backgrounds in mental health, nursing, probation, academia, and the general public. In addition, I have also presented at State wide conferences. I'm comfortable presenting to large crowds & have given several presentations where there were over 120 individuals present. In regards to colleges, I have presented to four of the metroplex's campuses. School districts have requested that I come to speak to them on a variety of subjects that range from perfectionism, self-injury, mean girls/bullying, boundaries, abuse identification, stress management, and drug education. I have been nicknamed the "local expert" and "guru" of self-injury and also the "teen whisperer". Go to www.LoriVannCounseling. for a list of presentations and specifics about upcoming events.

Corporations, School Districts, Churches, Conventions: contact me about your special needs and I can tailor my presentation to your group.

Companies--want to improve your bottom line by reducing disability claims--ask me how!

School districts--do you see a rise in certain types of behaviors or feel that some issues are not being addressed by parents, let me know!

Churches--do you feel out-of-the-loop with what is going on with teens today and how to deal with it--CONTACT ME. Do you have singles or couples that don't know how to communicate? I can help.

Whether you need me to speak to a small group of 10 people or a large group of several hundred, I handle your event with the same level of professionalism and dedication to trying to make sure that your vision of that event comes true.

My speaking services are more affordable than what you might think. I also GIVE DISCOUNTS to churches and school districts.

Films: Relationships 901--filmed for the movie as an industry expert and also served as a consultant for the film Better Lived Than Dreamed by Brandon Marshall. I also consulted on a PSA for depression. Currently, I have been doing guest interviews for an upcoming TV show called RAW--Real Authentic Women. As of September, two of my four interviews for http://womananew.com/ internet TV have posted. The Boundaries interview is approx. 14 minutes in length and the Dating interview is approx. 7 minutes.

In regards to TV interviews, I have been interviewed by CW33 evening news three times and CBS 11 evening news (SEE NEWS page on my website www.lorivanncounseling.com to view all of the TV interviews). At the end of October 2009, I was on a panel of professionals during a premier of KERA's Boyfriends documentary and will be listed on their website as a referral. The director of the Boyfriends' film interviewed me regarding my professional opinion about issues that were brought up during the filming of their documentary. You can go to my Media Happenings page on my website to find the links to the TV interviews.

On the Media Happenings page of my website, you will be able to see the four newspapers that have interviewed me regarding self-injury and other media outlets, such as two magazines, that I have spoken to regarding parenting issues with teens and boundary issues in dating.

I would gladly be a mental health consultant for your film or television show. If you are writing a script or filming an actor and want the scene to depict an emotional issue correctly, please contact me for an on-set consultation. I can also offer some acting services and be a counselor or professor in your production. I have additional information about acting and consulting on www.onlocationcasting.net/LVannLPCS.

Author: A Caregiver's Guide to Self-injury is now available and The Self-injury Activity Prevention Workbook is available at my six hour seminar. Upcoming books: self-injury for the practitioner and one on perfectionism.

RADIO: I have recorded 4 radio ads for large Dallas-Ft. Worth radio stations. I wrote the ad for KDGE 102.1 and co-wrote the KDMX 102.9 ad. I co-hosted a national call-in radio show called Choices on KWRD five times while it was on the air in 2000. In 2009, I was a panelist on another national call-in radio show that was based out of Florida. I was also interviewed for DeserveWhatYouWant.com internet radio. Many other interviews on the website.

---My LoriVannSpeaking does NOT list my acting information, you will need to go to www.onlocationcasting.net/LVannLPCS.---

CDs & DVDs: several available for purchase.
Academic History:
I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, graduating Cum Laude, from Pepperdine University. I earned my Master of Arts degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage, Family, & Child Counseling from Chapman University where I graduated Summa Cum Laude.

I have been licensed as a Professional Counselor in the State of Texas since 2001 and a LPC Supervisor since 2003.

Professionally speaking, I have worked at an inpatient psychiatric hospital, an outpatient clinic, non-profit organizations, and in private practice. Over the years, I have been a professor for both the Collin County and Dallas County Community College Districts.

Speaking Style:
I like to engage the audience with questions and feedback. Depending on the presentation, I may provide handouts for the audience. I present with a casual and flexible demeanor, but am well-versed on the topics that I present. I usually use PowerPoint, but can speak without the use of a computer.

I am able to tailor my presentation to your audience's needs, whether that be time limits or areas that you would like for me to address.

The team providing the talent:


speaker, counselor, mental health consultant, actress

Set List

I will arrive at least 10 minutes before I am scheduled to speak, but can arrive at whatever time the organizer requires of me. After the presentation, I am glad to stay at the event for a little bit of time answering questions.

Influences & Inspiration

Speakers who are personable, not full of jargon and seem aloof, are who I tend to relate to and my audience has reacted favorably to my style. Speakers who are engaging, can give real-life examples and connect with their audience.

Setup Requirements

PowerPoint Projector and screen