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 satified. 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 the DFW metroplex, Houston, & Hawaii during the last twelve 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 Association of Dallas' Adolescent Symposium and a three time presenter for the Collin County Council on Family Violence conference. 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 115 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--do you have stressed out employees or ones who give TMI? I can help them with stress mgmt. & boundary setting.
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.
MENTAL HEALTH CONSULTANT:
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.
---The Onlocationcasting.net also has my acting resume; it is under LVannLPCS. There are more pictures of me and a list of special skills.
In September 2009, I filmed an episode for Friday Night Lights; I was part of the Panther Faculty. I have also appeared on MTV, CBS, and the CW. I am currently consulting on a script for a film regarding relationships called Relationships 901 and offering my professional opinion about the material.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 30 - 360 minutes
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.
PowerPoint Projector and screen
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.
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.
Past Booked Dates:
04-02-2013 — Dallas Child Magazine Interview
03-08-2013 — Christian Counselors of Texas
03-04-2013 — Preventing Child Abuse State Conference Presenter
02-28-2013 — North Lake Newspaper Interview
02-23-2013 — Dating 202: Taking things to the next leve
01-30-2013 — BBM Women's organization
01-19-2013 — Dating 101
01-05-2013 — Dallas Symphony Orchestra Teen program
01-04-2013 — SMU Psychology Graduate program on self injury
11-05-2012 — Interview for BlogTalk Radio with Dr. Harris
11-03-2012 — Stress Management: The Mind-body connection, Tips, Tricks, and Surviving the Holidays
09-15-2012 — Dating 101
08-08-2012 — CW 33 News Interview
07-14-2012 — Dating 101
05-31-2012 — Luncheon in Gainesville
04-29-2012 — Graduation Tea--Dallas
04-03-2012 — Pt 2 of Finding Your Lifemate Presentation at Bent Tree Bible Fellowship
03-27-2012 — Finding Your Lifemate Class at Bent Tree Bible Fellowship
03-26-2012 — HEADLINE Story for CW33 Evening News: Mother Accused of Cutting Daughter
03-24-2012 — R.E.A.L. Singles: Relationship Wellness Presentation
03-17-2012 — REAL Singles at Grace Outreach Church: Stress Management from a Christian Perspective
03-14-2012 — CW33 News Interview re: Facebook
02-18-2012 — IMPACT Church of Christ Presentation on Stress Management from a Christian Perspective
02-17-2012 — State Conference of Christian Counselors of Texas
10-31-2011 — CW33 Interview: Kids and OCD
08-02-2011 — City of Carrollton Community Lectures Series--What is a Normal Teen and How Do You Keep Them That Way?
07-20-2011 — Stress Management from a Christian Perspective: Stress in Paradise?
06-03-2011 — Presentation for a Women's Church Retreat
05-21-2011 — S.A.L.T. Conference for Teens in Ft. Worth
05-02-2011 — CW33 Nightly News--Impact of Bullying on Adults
04-20-2011 — Frisco ISD Coffee Talk for Parents and Staff on At Risk Behaviors
03-16-2011 — CW33 Nightly News--Lead Story--Bullying Interview
03-05-2011 — At Risk Youth Behaviors--what you don't know might be hurting your child
01-22-2011 — Teen Girls' Retreat with Phyllis Bisch and Keisha Howard
11-19-2010 — DFW Speakers Co-op: Stress & Anxiety Management when Speaking
10-12-2010 — Dallas Metro Counseling Assoc.-part of Texas Counseling Assoc.
09-27-2010 — Christ's Haven Adoption & Foster Care Organization: Presenting on Self-injury
09-25-2010 — Parenting Basics: Boundaries with Kids from Birth to Teens
09-18-2010 — Help! I am a Dad of a Daughter!
09-10-2010 — CW33 9pm Evening News--Interview conducted by Barry Carpenter
07-16-2010 — Taped 4 interviews for WomanAnew website
05-06-2010 — Carrollton-Farmers Branch 10th Annual Health Fair
04-24-2010 — Groovy Love Girls Retreat for Lantana Community Fellowship
04-24-2010 — Help! I have a teenage daughter conference--community outreach program--location supplied by Webb Chapel Church of Christ
04-10-2010 — Plano ISD Vendor Fair for PTAs
02-10-2010 — Ft. Worth's ARMA (record management) networking group--Boundaries in the Workplace
11-13-2009 — XandY Communications/DeserveWhatYou Want Radio/internet--Expert on Boundaries
11-12-2009 — Talk97 radio--part of Expert Panel on Cheating
10-27-2009 — KERA Boyfriends Documentary Screening--I am a panelist for the discussion
10-16-2009 — Collin Cty Council on Family Violence Conference
09-25-2009 — Being Filmed for a Movie: mental health consultant for the project
09-18-2009 — 3 Hour Presentation for Millwood and Hickory Trail Hospitals
09-11-2009 — N. Tarrant Cty. Mental Health Professionals Meeting
09-04-2009 — Friday Night Lights TV show-Panther Faculty member
08-29-2009 — Women's Retreat for Carrollton Church of Christ
06-19-2009 — Northern Metro Counseling Assoc. Conference--speaking on Self-Injury
06-15-2009 — CBS 11 Interview
06-05-2009 — Excel Center of Lewisville--case presentation on self-injury
05-27-2009 — CW33 Interview for Evening News
03-25-2009 — Dallas County Community College District--Parenting
10-19-2008 — Women Of Visionary Influence State Conference: Boundaries at Work
09-19-2008 — Family Matters Conference
08-19-2008 — Azle ISD
04-17-2008 — Mental Health America-Dallas' 32nd Annual Adolescent Symposium
2006: 5 gigs
2007: 9 gigs
2008: 8 gigs
2009: 12 gigs
2010: 12 gigs
2011: 10 gigs
2012: 15 gigs
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