Lorne Dann, PhD

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 & 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 & Abuse Recovery
  • Posttraumatic 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 Abuse/Physical Abuse (treatment of survivors but not perpetrators)
  • Self-esteem Concerns
  • Stress Management
  • Alcohol/Drug Problems
  • Depression
  • Sexual Orientation Issues
  • Grief
  • Work Inhibition/Procrastination