Tori Gorena MA, LPC
Tori was born and raised in Irving, Texas. Her desire to become a therapist developed early when she had an opportunity to start a mentorship program for younger girls at her local church. It was through this experience that she realized how much she truly enjoys offering support, guidance, and building relationships with young people. Tori graduated from Texas A&M University, where she completed her undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Spanish. Soon after, she began her Master’s in Counseling at Dallas Theological Seminary to pursue her dream of becoming a therapist. She is thankful for how her experiences at both schools deepened her intellectual and spiritual growth. Tori has had the privilege of working in a variety of therapeutic settings, including a residential treatment center, non-profit counseling organizations, and a local church providing pastoral care to young adults. Recently, Tori has counseled children and adolescents in a public school district, administering risk assessments and serving on the crisis intervention team. Tori’s areas of clinical work include anxiety, group therapy, parenting struggles, depression, play therapy, grief, trauma, and behavioral concerns in children and teenagers. Tori finds great purpose in walking alongside children and teenagers as they are finding healing in the midst of struggle. Tori feels blessed to count her family as her closest friends. In downtime, you can find Tori reading or hanging with her friends over a cup of coffee. She loves to soak up the outdoors with her husband and pup.