Lori Olson, MN, PMHNP

Lori J. Olson is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) specializing in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Her clinical expertise derived from her internship as a PMHNP student with Dr. Gene Stubbs at the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center (CDRC) and then subsequent employment at CDRC for 5 years. She now has a private practice in Southeast Portland and works with clients of all ages on the autism spectrum, providing parenting education and skill development, medication management, and therapy services. "Hercules" had become well-known by Lori's clients by assisting her as a "canine" therapist until his passing in 2011. He is succeeded by "Ginger" who now joins Lori in the office. Lori was also a clinical instructor for the School of Nursing at Oregon Health & Sciences University teaching in the graduate program for 6 years. She has subspecialties in Prader-Willi Syndrome, developmental disabilities, and other genetic disorders.

Diesel, Canine Therapist

"Diesel" is a newer addition to the office and has settled in very nicely to his new role as a canine therapist after his training with Lyndsi Amirto.


Ginger, Canine Therapist

"Ginger" began her work as a therapy dog at 6 months old after her initial training with Kirsten Nielsen, PhD. Her jealous temperament does not allow her to be in the office often but she continues training with Lyndsi Amirto at the Balanced Dog.


Lincoln, Canine Therapist

"Lincoln" is Ginger's half brother and and can be found at the office half-time as he job shares with Diesel. <


Hercules, Canine Therapist

Hercules began his career as a therapy dog at twelve weeks of age and left us for the Rainbow Bridge on October 18, 2011 after 9 and 1/2 years of service. It was a devastating loss and his gentle spirit will be missed by all who knew him.

Therapy Gone to the Dogs

4511 SE Hawthorne Boulevard, Suite 215,
Portland, OR 97215.

ph:(503) 224-6446

fax:503) 224-8878

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