Background and Training

Lori Chortkoff Hops, Ph.D., DCEP is a Licensed Psychologist, with a Master’s degree and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She is certified as a Diplomate in Comprehensive Energy Psychology (see for more information), and is a certified Logosynthesis practitioner and instructor (see and for more information). She is credentialed in Telepsychology Competencies by The American Insurance Trust.  Dr. Hops provides psychotherapy to individuals. Dr. Hops’ practices are based in conventional western empirical science, and wisdom traditions from around the world, including holistic systems, energy psychology practices and use of intuition and inner guidance. Dr. Hops also uses techniques from Logosynthesis, cognitive behavioral, family systems, developmental, and psychodynamic approaches to healing with her clients.

Energy Psychology is a mind and body approach, with more than one hundred fifty published peer-reviewed research papers, on anxiety, trauma, depression, weight control, and other topics. Energy Psychology also fosters positive states of mental health, allowing clients to move from surviving to thriving.  Clients learn to apply self-care techniques, using natural healing from energy channels in the body including meridians, chakras and biofields, while practicing cognitive approaches. The mind and body relax, allowing a natural state of wellness to emerge. Logosynthesis uses the power of words to remove frozen energy patterns in the mind, body and spirit, returning the natural flow with Essence to meet the daily needs of current reality. She also uses practices from Bengston Method and Blue Diamond healing which are innovative consciousness approaches to wellness.

Dr. Hops is a Reiki Master, a mind body and spirit approach to healing that fosters harmony and balance through universal life force energy. Reiki can be used in person, or at a distance, similar to prayer. Dr. Hops uses Reiki in her practice at a distance only.

Dr. Hops teaches online seminars and workshops on developing intuition. She has also taught in the US and abroad to professionals, students and the general public about compassion, self-care, spiritual practice, and finding meaning in life. Dr. Hops serves as Past President (2023- 2024) on the Executive Board of Directors for the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP). 

Dr. Hops attended the University of Houston, Texas (Ph.D. and M.A.; APA accredited) with an emphasis in Child and Family psychotherapy. Her undergraduate degree was in Experimental Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara (Cum Laude, High Honors). She also completed an APA accredited Internship at Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Department of Psychiatry Los Angeles, CA. She is a registrant with the National Register of Health Service Providers (