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The Lorenz Clinic, LLC
1772 Steiger Lake Ln Ste. 220
P.O. Box 51
Victoria, MN 55386

Dr. Lorenz is a Family Psychologist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy.  Therapy with Dr. Lorenz is marked by a non-pathogenic view of the individual.  Symptoms are most often seen as plausible reactions given one’s personal frame of reference and contextual circumstances.  In therapy, you’ll notice him saying things like “of course this is happening” and “how couldn’t you react that way” while compassionately changing the status quo.  His clients consistently report that he has a non-shaming, empowering, effective therapeutic presence.  

Referring clinicians will be interested to know that Dr. Lorenz has received advanced family therapy training at the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic as well as specialty training at Washburn Center for Children and the Rape and Sexual Abuse Center in Minneapolis.  He is a graduate of the counseling psychology program at the University of St. Thomas and has experience serving clients in a variety of settings with many different treatment modalities.  He maintains dual licenses in Psychology and Marriage & Family Therapy.  His professional involvement has consisted of research on interpersonal attachment and clinical supervision as well as being an active member of various professional organizations including the American Family Therapy Academy.  He is a Policy Fellow at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs.  Dr. Lorenz is also an approved clinical supervisor for the Minnesota Board of Marriage & Family Therapy and the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health & Therapy.  Dr. Lorenz also serves on the Minnesota Association for Marriage and Family Therapy’s board of directors.   

(From website) We know that your children are the most important part of your life.  Working with children takes an unusual amount of training and compassion.  Every parent’s worst nightmare is having their child labeled negatively by a mental health professional.  Our clinic is staffed with providers that have been trained to listen to the function of kids’ behaviors– not to just label them good or bad.  In every session with kids, we carefully balance the relational capital we have with them against the need for directiveness and intervention.  Change is often scary for kids because their symptoms are often attempts at getting their needs met– every step of the way, our position is one of compassionate direction.  Here is a brief list of the child issues we treat:   

  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) 
  • Early Childhood Parental Guidance 
  • Parent-Child Relational Therapy 
  • Attachment Issues 
  • Rape & Sexual Abuse  
  • Other Psychological Trauma 
  • Children of High-Conflict Divorce  
  • Masculinity & Adolescence   
  • Anxiety  
  • Depression  
  • Child Defiance and Problematic Behaviors  
  • Emotion Regulation Problems  
  • Adolescent Transitions  
  • School Refusal
  • Conduct Disorder 
  • Court-ordered Diagnostic Assessments  

Additional Information:

Service Location:   Office Based; In-Home;  

Languages Spoken:  English 

Practice Focus:
Infant (0-2)
Young Children (3-6)
Elementary Age (7-12)
Teen (13-18)
Young Adult (Adopted person 19-25)
Adult (Adoptee)
Adult (Adoptive Parent – Individual)
Couple Work
Family Work
Birth/First Parent/Family Work

Areas of Practice Strength:
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) 
Personality Disorders
Childhood Depression
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Self-Harming Behavior
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Early Traumatic Experiences 
Search + Reunion
Adoption Identity (i.e., self-worth, self-esteem)
Open Adoption
Sexual Abuse (Victim)  

Treatment Modalities:
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Trauma-informed Child Parent Psychotherapy (TI-CPP)
Experiential Play Therapy
Developmental Repair 


updated Spring 2021

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