About Lori


“Lyme Madness is the most encompassing and riveting book on Lyme out there.”

Lori Dennis is an Advisor to Lyme Out Loud Kids Canada, a nonprofit organization that was formed out of a concern over the growing number of children in Canada becoming infected with Lyme disease and the challenges families face in getting a proper diagnosis and treatment.


Lori Dennis, MA, RP,  is a Registered Psychotherapist and a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario

She is a clinical member of The Ontario Society of Psychotherapists (OSP) and a general member of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP). 


Lori holds a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. She has a private practice in mid-town Toronto, in the heart of Rosedale. She offers individual, couple and family therapy and works with a broad range of clients of all ages, life stages, and life experiences.  


Lori has appeared on TV and Radio shows, including Your Relationship Radio on CHUM FM and Big Life Radio on CFRB NewsTalk 1010 with Liza Fromer, the Steven and Chris Show on CBC-TV and Three Takes on Slice. She has been interviewed by several magazines including Flare, Elle, Profit, and Citylife.

Lori is the author of the book "Lyme Madness," published in November 2016. 

It is a memoir and cautionary tale about chronic Lyme disease, and thestory is driven by her son's illness and their harrowing journey - from a cascade of acute symptoms to the many missteps toward diagnosis to the various stages and shades of hard-won healing. 

The story is further deepened by the many Lyme sufferers, supporters, and activists they have met along the way, and the myriad of research that they have gathered to help make sense of the utter madness known as chronic Lyme. 

Lori’s hope is that the book will bring further validation to the many sufferers, greater action within the medical community, and will wave a red flag to other mental health professionals who may not be aware that chronic Lyme disease is a critical differential diagnosis.


A Message from Lori

Every day, I have the privilege of listening to my clients share their thoughts and feelings with the express purpose of helping them to overcome their challenges and discover their best selves. Being a psychotherapist is much more than my job. It is my calling and my privilege to do this work. I have a deep appreciation for the stories and struggles of my clients, and a strong desire to help.  I am honored to be a trusted confidante, advisor, guide, teacher, emotional caregiver, nurturer, and a safe place for so many. 

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