Lori is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and holds a Masters of Social Work from The University of Georgia. She has a BA in psychology from Oglethorpe University. She began working as a therapist in 2003 and joined Perimeter Therapy Associates in 2016.

Lori utilizes a person-centered approach and is skilled in the following treatment modalities: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Brief Solution-Focused Therapy, and Exposure and Response Prevention. Lori is a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator.

Lori has experience providing services to a diverse population in a variety of settings including home-based services, community-based services, hospitals, and women’s shelters. Lori is a gender affirming therapist.

Lori’s resume includes:

  • Individual, couples, family, and group counseling
  • Voluntary and court-ordered assessments for substance abuse, anger management, and family violence
  • Psychoeducational seminars on co-parenting during and after a divorce
  • Critical Incident Stress Debriefings and Crisis Line
  • Working with children in DFCS custody
  • Mental Health and substance abuse assessments in a hospital setting
  • Providing Social Work services to children and families in a hospital setting

Lori is in network with Aetna, BCBS, Humana, Medicare, Meritain, and United Healthcare.

Areas of Specialty:

  • Stress Management
  • Anxiety/Phobias/OCD
  • Mood Disorders
  • Life Transitions
  • Emerging Adults
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Women’s issues
  • Self-esteem/self-compassion

Instructions for Lori’s New Clients at Perimeter Therapy:

Hello! I am looking forward to meeting you for our first appointment. I want to ensure that you have the information you need so that we will be ready to meet. Before we can begin treatment, you should complete all of the necessary paperwork. There is a link on this page to access the paperwork, fill the paperwork out and sign the paperwork electronically through DocuSign. Once you have completed the paperwork, I will receive the paperwork and complete my portion and then you will need to upload the paperwork to your theraportal account.

Please do not fill out paperwork prior to scheduling an appt with the office by calling 678-666-4717 ext 101.

All forms must be completed prior to our first appointment. If you have difficulty, please call me directly at 678-666-4717 ext. 108 or email me prior to our appointment at l.ayling@perimetertherapy.com

To begin your session via telehealth, at the scheduled appointment time, please go to the Perimeter Therapy Associates website, click on the link for therapists, go to my bio page and click the link Start Telemedicine Call. It is important that you do not try to click on telehealth in your theraportal account. That does not work as the doxy link is separate from your theraportal and our practice software. If you have any difficulty connecting, please call me directly at 678-666-4717 ext. 108 at the time of our appointment.

As part of our services, you will be assigned a sign-in for your patient portal by our receptionist. If you do not receive a link for this in your e-mail, please contact the receptionist at our main office number by dialing 678-666-4717 ext. 101.

Please call the main office to cancel or re-schedule appointments. Patients are responsible for missed appointments that are cancelled less than 24 hours in advance. You can always use your patient portal to cancel and re-schedule appointments in addition to the receptionist at 678-666-4717 ext. 101

Parents are required to attend the first session with minor children to review paperwork, complete the initial intake assessment, review informed consent, treatment parameters, expectations, treatment goals, and expectations.

Thanks again for ensuring that all documents are completed. I am excited to work with you and look forward to learning how we can move forward together in meeting your goals!

Lori Ayling, LCSW