Lori Howard, M.A.
Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor
APCC 5504
Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
AMFT 108528
Supervised by Harry Motro, Psy.D.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
LMFT 53452
(408) 508-5832


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M.A. Counseling Psychology, Santa Clara University
B.A. English, Westmont College


Grief & Loss
Trauma Recovery
Abuse Recovery

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)

Life is a journey where there are moments of excitement, love, joy and celebration and times when you feel stuck, lost, and isolated along the way. You might be on a path that feels uncomfortable, even painful at times and don’t know where to turn. You are not alone. I believe that we all can achieve a deeper understanding of ourselves within a safe relationship. My goal is to provide a safe place of connection where you can discover new insights, grow in your understanding of self and others and make positive change.

Having spent part of my training at Hospice of the Valley and Pathways, I have a special connection with those who are grieving. I also specialize in couples who are stuck, families who need extra care and emerging adults who often feel isolated and overwhelmed.

I particularly enjoy parent coaching, parent/child dyads and blended families. Working gently with both adult and child victims of trauma, abuse and neglect is also a specialty of mine.

My approach is depth-oriented, client-centered and humanistic. I am collaborative and compassionate and will provide practical feedback and support to help guide you on your journey to wholeness.

I have been married for over 20 years to an amazing man, and together we share two incredible emerging adults. I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and Associate Professional Clinical Counselor who completed my Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University. Prior to entering the field of psychology, I was a freelance writer focusing on parenting, marriage and women’s issues. I hold a CA teaching credential in English with an added authorization in History and taught middle school and high school English and Social Studies.