Debra Lucas

(MS, LPC)

About Me

I work with those experiencing anxiety, depression, negative habits, adjustment to new environments and situations, grief, and issues of abuse and anger management.


I received my Bachelors in Education from Tarleton State University. After completion, I achieved a Texas Teaching Certification where I worked in the public school systems for more than seven years. After leaving the public school system, I worked in the mental health field, working with people with mental illness and learning disabilities. From there I went on to work in the foster care system in Texas. Those experiences led me to a need to do more for the people I had worked to help for so many years. I earned my Master’s degree in Counseling/Psychology at Tarleton State University. With many years of experience, I bring a great deal of life experience to this work enabling me to connect with my clients on a variety of levels and in both an empathetic and meaningful way. I offer therapy for people with anger management needs, abuse survivors, children and teens along with their families, grief counseling, depression and anxiety, and stress management. I believe that I should meet individual clients at their level and therefore I enlist a variety of theories to help my clients. I understand the importance of connecting and I strive to bring that to the sessions with my clients. Positives are always present in any situation. There are times when it takes someone else to find them for us.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #77873 (Expires: 2021-09-30)


Reviews

Written by K.A. on Sep 07, 2020 after counseling with Debra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and anger management

It has only been a few sessions working with Debra thus far but I have received a few suggestions that I have implemented and is working well. I appreciate the follow up messages and feel very well supported.

Written by G.I. on Sep 04, 2020 after counseling with Debra for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

Debra has been wonderfully supportive in our sessions. She is helping to give me insight into my problems and why I feel the way I do. She has also suggested strategies to implement, which are helping me to bring my life back under control.

Written by J.O. on Sep 02, 2020 after counseling with Debra for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

I delight to address issues in my life that are difficult and would recommend to friend on that basis

Written by S.A. on Aug 25, 2020 after counseling with Debra for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and eating disorders

Debra was very passionate about making sure that I felt loved, heard, and guided. She provided good next steps, and asked really good questions to get me to a place of understanding.

Written by B.R. on Aug 03, 2020 after counseling with Debra for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and bipolar disorder

She is awesome! She provides practical advice and I feel like I can tell her anything.