Lorne Dann, Ph.D.

Dr. Lorne Dann earned his doctoral degree from The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa in 1984 and completed his clinical psychology internship at the
University of Alabama in Birmingham Medical Center. He’s been in private practice
for most of his career, mainly with Alabama Psychotherapy & Wellness Center, P.C.,
until joining Pitts and Associates in April 2018. Although primarily he’s offered
individual psychotherapy to adults seeking assistance with anxiety and other
conditions, over the years he also provided educational groups on psychological
topics, partial hospital treatment and planning services, consulting for a substance
abuse clinic, practice management and policy development, addiction therapy
services for veterans, as well as lectures periodically to community-based service
organization staff and volunteers on grief, burnout, PTSD, communication with
fatally ill patients, and other psychological issues.

Dr. Dann volunteered for various committees, including the Jefferson County Health Action Partnership Mental Health Goal Group, Alabama Returning Veterans
Committee, Alabama State Team for the development of a strategic plan to expand
access to mental health services for returning veterans and their families, Alabama
Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation Emergency Response Advisory
Council, and Alabama Psychological Association executive council. In addition, he
served as the Alabama State Coordinator for the American Psychological
Association’s Disaster Response Network, vice chair of the Disaster Mental Health
Services Committee of the Birmingham Area Chapter of American Red Cross, past
president of the Birmingham Regional Association of Licensed Psychologists, and
chair of Alabama EMDR Practitioners.

Treatment Orientation: Eclectic, psychodynamic, cognitive, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Dr. Dann provides individual therapy to treat:

  • Adults over 19
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics
  • Addiction/Compulsive Behavior
  • Anxiety/panic attacks
  • Codependency
  • Trauma and Abuse Recovery
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Performance Enhancement (e.g. test anxiety, stage fright, burnout, artistic performance anxiety, creative blocks, public speaking anxiety)
  • Phobias
  • Sexual/Physical Abuse (treatments of survivors, not perpetrators)
  • Self-esteem Concerns
  • Stress Management
  • Alcohol/Drug Problems
  • Depression
  • Sexual Orientation Issues
  • Grief
  • Work Inhibition/Procrastination