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Sparrow House Counseling

Tori Gorena


Tori was born and raised in Irving, Texas. Her desire to become a therapist developed early when she had an opportunity to start a mentorship program for younger girls at her local church. It was through this experience that she realized how much she truly enjoys supporting and building relationships with young people.

Tori graduated with honors from Texas A&M University, where she completed her undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Spanish. Soon after, she began her Master’s in Counseling at Dallas Theological Seminary to pursue her dream of becoming a therapist. Tori has had the privilege of working in a variety of therapeutic settings, including a residential treatment center, non-profit counseling organizations, and a local church providing pastoral care to young adults. Recently, Tori has counseled children and adolescents in a public school district, administering risk assessments and serving on the crisis intervention team.

Tori’s areas of clinical work include anxiety, parenting struggles, depression, play therapy, grief, trauma, and behavioral concerns in children and teenagers. She is a licensed professional counselor and registered play therapist. Tori finds great purpose in walking alongside children and teenagers as they are finding healing in the midst of struggle.

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