Lorís Simón Salum, MS, LPC-A, NCC
A bit about me...
Welcome to my therapy practice. I’m Lorís and I’m delighted that you’ve taken this step on your therapeutic journey. Having undergone my own transformative therapy work, I understand firsthand the importance of personal growth and healing. I believe that for a psychotherapist to guide others effectively, they must have first walked their own path of self-discovery first. That path for me began over 20 years ago with exposure to Jungian analysis, group intensives and extensive training.
My background is unique, having initially worked in the film industry, where I discovered the profound impact of storytelling and visual narratives. However, my passion for helping individuals navigate their inner worlds led me to pursue an education in clinical mental health counseling. I’ve since worked in inpatient and intensive outpatient settings, concentrating in a wide range of conditions, including mood disorders, personality disorders, depression, anxiety, ADHD, addictions, psychotic disorders, and more.
My therapeutic approach encompasses a diverse range of modalities, including sandtray therapy, metaphor exploration, mindfulness techniques, dream tending, expressive arts therapy and embodied movement. These methods enable a deeper exploration of the psyche and support clients in their process towards personal understanding and acceptance.
As an immigrant from Mexico City with Lebanese roots, diversity is ingrained in my everyday life. I fully understand the weight of carrying more than one home. There is something to be said about honoring our roots without losing sight of our branches.
I am a Licensed Professional Associate supervised by Scott Stanley, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT-S
Education | Certifications | Training
MS Clinical Mental Health Counseling – University of St Thomas
Business Certification – Columbia University
BS in Psychology – Rice University
Sandtry Therapy, Levels 1-8 – Texas Sandtray Association
EFT Externship – ICEEFT
BodySoul Intensives – Marion Woodman Foundation