Therapist Profile

Lori Gortner
Professional Title:
4153 A El Camino Way Palo Alto, CA 94306-4034 USA
(650) 248-3122
916 Laurel Ave. Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 248-3122
License Number
Practicing Since:
Additional Licenses:

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I provide opportunities for individuals and couples to enhance their awareness of themselves and the quality of their relationships with others. My specialties as a therapist include counseling for loss, grief, and long-term illness as well as transitions such as divorce and retirement.

I work to bring emotional conflicts rooted in the past into the 'here and now', helping clients to confront, acknowledge, and resolve their issues.

My philosophy is to make each session as focused and effective as possible, while maintaining a warm, supportive, and safe environment. I provide telehealth services to those too ill or disabled or otherwise unable to have office visits. I use skype, email, and telephone for my telehealth services. I offer a group for women who love too much, based on Robin Norwood's book of that same name. Many women are attracted to men who are physically or emotionally unavailable. They view their own self-worth through the "love" they eek out of these relationships. My group is in my Redwood City office and runs on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:00. My fee for is $125 per session. I do offer a sliding scale and have a different rate for my group. Contact me at 650-248-3122 or for more information or to schedule an appointment.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Mondays: 9:30-1; Tuesdays: 9-1; 4:00-8:00; Wednesdays:9:30-2; Thursdays:9-1; Fridays: 9:30- 2; Weekends by appointment.
My practice includes, Group Therapy ,Couple, and Individual psychotherapy. I also help individuals who are going through a mediated or collaborative divorce in my capacity as a divorce coach. My group focuses on the self-abuse many women put themselves through in the effort to feel loved by unavailable men. It is based on the book, Women Who Love Too Much, by Robin Norwood. I provide telehealth as well for those unable to attend sessions in person. These sessions are available via skype, email, and telephone and are priced at $125/50 minute hour.
Aetna, Blue Shield of CA, Cigna, Magellan, Private Pay, Tricare
Credit Cards Accepted
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy
Online, Phone


MS, Counseling, Hayward State, 1998 J.D., King Hall-UC Davis, 1985 AB, History, UC Davis, 1982

Area of Specialty

Career Stress and Changes
Childhood Trauma
Combat/Military Related Trauma
Depression/Clinical Depression
Employment Issues
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Telephone/Online Therapy
Terminally Ill
Victims of Crime
Women's Issues


Theoretical Orientation
EMDR-Eye Movement Desensitization/ Reprocessing
Languages Spoken
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)


All of the information contained on this page has been provided to CAMFT/Counseling California by the therapist described herein. Neither Counseling California nor CAMFT has reviewed, investigated, or evaluated the authenticity, accuracy or completeness of the information contained herein. Neither nor CAMFT makes any representations as to the qualifications, competence, or employment status license/registration of those listed and does not recommend or endorse the services of those listed.

This site may contain links to other Internet sites or an email address. Such links are provided for the convenience of the user and does not endorse, approve of or make any warranties or representations as to accuracy of the information contained in any site to which any user may be linked. Persons or entities using any of the links or emails addresses contained herein do so at their own risk.

Email should be used with caution. Email is not a confidential medium and should not be expected to be confidential. Users who share their email addresses with others may receive viruses and other unintended consequences.

Featured Therapist 

Linda Crossley, M.A.
Linda M. Crossley, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Irvine, CA

I know it can be scary to reach out for help, especially in a culture that tells us we should be able to solve our problems on our own and, if we can’t, there is something wrong with us. Well, I’m here to challenge that culture that values independence more than interdependence, because as humans we are designed to be connected with others in relationships. And sometimes the first relationship that needs our focused attention is the one we have with ourselves in order to ‘show up’ in our relationships with others.

View Profile

Find a Therapist