Internship Director

Locations: The Lakeside Center, Telehealth

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Vivienne C.N. Lorijn


Vivienne Lorijn is a multicultural, multilingual psychotherapist and is passionate about supporting individuals in their journey to emotional wellness. She approaches therapy from an insight-oriented, relational perspective and works with each person to find the therapy style that is best for them. Vivienne has extensive experience with a wide range of concerns including trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, and relational issues.

Vivienne draws from a variety of therapeutic methods, including EMDR, depending on the presenting issue. She will often embrace a psychodynamic outlook meaning she will guide clients in exploring past experiences and place those in context of their current life circumstance. Throughout her career, she has had the privilege of working with people from all backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, genders, sexual-orientations, religions, abilities, and ages. Being multilingual and multicultural puts her in a unique position to think outside the box and be keenly aware of people’s unique individual experiences in the given contexts of their lives.

After obtaining her Master in Social Anthropology from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland (UK), Vivienne completed her Master of Social Work degree at Columbia University in New York. Born in The Netherlands, she currently lives in the twin cities with her three teen children, and enjoys singing Brazilian jazz, dancing and the visual arts. She is fluent in English, Spanish, Dutch, with a proficient knowledge of German and French.

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