Lori Ashworth, LCSW
Lori Ann Ashworth, the clinical social worker for the BWH Crohn’s and Colitis Center, helps patients and their families with all the aspects of their lives that are affected by IBD, ranging from family relationships to job concerns to emotional difficulties.
Lori was instrumental in developing the CIRCLE program’s unique holistic, patient-centered approach to IBD care. She helps create treatment plans for patients, provides individual therapy, leads support groups, and is the staff mentor for the Center’s patient advisory board. She works with patients to manage IBD as a chronic illness, so they can enjoy full, happy lives and not view their condition as an insurmountable obstacle.
Prior to working at the BWH Center for Crohn’s and Colitis, Lori was a clinical research supervisor at the IBD Center at Children’s Hospital Boston, and she is co-author of several publications on IBD.
In addition to working at the Center, Lori is a crisis clinician for the Boston Emergency Services Team. She both provides direct emergency psychiatric services and coordinates health and human service agencies.
Lori earned her Masters of Social Work from Boston University in 2011 and her Bachelor of Arts from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 2007.
Lori lives in South Boston. She is a marathon runner and a running coach for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America Team Challenge, an endurance training and fund-raising program. Lori is an ardent believer in volunteering and volunteers for Big Brothers Big Sisters, Camp Sunshine, the American Cancer Society, and other organizations.