About Lorinne

Lorinne is a practicing therapist in Billings, Montana.  She graduated from Abilene Christian University in 1995 with a master’s degree in Marriage & Family Therapy.  She has worked with emotionally disturbed children, victims of sexual and domestic abuse, families in crisis and women in transition ever since.  She presently works in private practice with four other therapists.  Her official title is Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.

Lorinne is married and has one son.  She also has too many dogs, a grumpy horse and a fish tank her husband wanted and won’t clean.  Lorinne is a Christ follower.  She doesn’t shove it on people or hide it from them.  She’s  a fan of personal responsibility and generally too tired to be anything but honest. 

“I worked hard for the alphabet soup after my name but it doesn’t make me better than anyone else.  I’m not in some lofty tower telling you from on high what will work for you.  I’m in the trenches trying to live a life, raise a son, and make a marriage work.  And yes, my family still irritates me too.”

8 thoughts on “About Lorinne

  1. Thank you for a wonderfully empowering, honest, insightful article on “how to deal with crazy people.” I really think you put things perfectly and certainly made me feel better.

    1. I love hearing that I’ve helped. If you’ve got a specific situation that you’re dealing with, please ask a question about it. And keep reading, I should have the newsletter out by next month with some tips and tricks I use to deal with angry people. Have a great day!

  2. Can you please help us. I just rescued my mother from my brother and just found out she’s in stage 2 dementia. She goes from helpless to angry and we don’t know what to do. We are christians to and the other day she said she was angry at god. We’ve tried our best. My husband is very smart about how people think and it’s only been a few weeks but she has me ducking from her already. She’s scratched my husband and she bit me. We are trying different tactics to see which work. We try not to talk down to her but when we don’t that’s when she get’s nasty. We think she mostly just wants attention. We don’t have alot of money and I’m not physicaly well myself. If you can thanks and if you can’t thanks too. Take care! 🙂

    1. Hi, thanks for your comments.
      I’ll try to find out what pop-up was blocking your access.
      Can you tell me what state you’re in? I’m working on a blog reply to your question and resources are often state dependent.
      Hang in there. You are in an extremely difficult situation and you will need as much time for yourself as possible, in order to make it through this.

    2. Hello, I am in the same boat you are in as we are taking care of my husband’s aunt who also has alzeimers/dimentia at she is a hand full. We too are Christian’s and want to do our best but it is getting more difficult by the day. On July, 4 of this past summer she set the house on fire. She is becoming more physical each day! She has slugged me in the face and has done many things that tells me she needs to be in a home. My husband does not have the heart to do that as he made a promiss to her. His mother and their brother passed from the same disease. But her body is in good shape, but has no mind left. I wish things would get better. And if doesn’t I am afraid I will end in a home from the stress. But with my faith in God I keep trying. I see a counselor myself for someone to talk to. I hope things improve for you as well as myself. Take care and I wish you the very best. Marcia

      1. Your husband has not realized that the person he made the promise to is gone. Is there someone who could help him see that? In the meantime, keep seeing your counselor and surround yourself with as many positive friends as you can. God Bless in your time of trial.

  3. As a result of Lorinne and this website, I have been given the skills needed to prevent self-sabotage. Thank you for the free advice.

  4. Lorrinne, thank you for the very empowering, enjoyable topics, I enjoyed each and everyone I read!!!

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