Lorri Hanna, MA

Parent Coach & Transition Specialist

Over the past 30 years, I have created, mentored and facilitated personal growth journeys and experiences advocating for people all over the world. I co-founded a one-of-a-kind wilderness therapy program for adolescents and young adults in 1997, and was at the forefront of the parallel process for parents by offering coaching and workshops while their child was in wilderness therapy.

As your Parent Coach, I walk this journey with you. I am here to help shine a light on what's possible for your empowerment, personal and co-parenting growth and shifting family dynamics.

During my career as a program director, clinical director, wilderness therapist and coach, I have gained extensive experience using best practices working with struggling children, adolescents and young adults including learning differences, spectrum diagnoses, trauma and addiction. My passion is to support others in cultivating an authentic and deeply connected life.

I hold a Master's degree in Therapeutic Recreation with post graduate work in counseling psychology. I am a certified Deep Transformational Coach trained with the Institute of Life Coach Training and the Center for Transformational Coaching.

Throughout my life and as a parent, I have journeyed the path of transformation, changing discomfort into possibility, shifting ways of being and trusting my intuitive knowing. I invite parents to step into their discomfort, to recognize and appreciate effort and successes, and to understand and parent to their childs temperaments. Through stepping into our own discomfort and owning the places where we are can actualize change, we can offer a new experience for our families.

Having a young-adult child in residential mental-health treatment has been the most difficult part of parenthood. Emotions, attitudes, demands and disagreements tend to run high on all three sides of the parent-parent-child triangle. So many things can and do go wrong that success seems practically impossible. In such an extended (many months long) situation of high family stress; Lorri Hanna--as a calm, experienced "local guide"--has given us a great deal of wise counsel, effective advice and personal techniques for successfully navigating this difficult family journey. For other parents in similar situations, I wholeheartedly recommend getting Lorri on your team.

— parent of young adult