Lacy Allen-Watkins

(LMHC, CAP, DCC)

About Me

Suffering is part of the human condition and something we all have in common. I'm familiar with suffering and believe the cessation of suffering is attainable. Whether you struggle with emotional distress or are interested in personal growth, using evidence-based practices, I will guide you on a path of problem exploration and assist you in eliciting your own solutions. I have experience treating mood disorders, anxiety disorders, perinatal mood disorders, relationship and marital difficulties, trauma, and addictions. I look forward to meeting you and guiding you on a journey of recovery and self discovery.

My specialties include: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, addictions, maternal mental health, veteran's issues, depression, relationship difficulties, trauma, Borderline Personality Disorder, distance counseling (Internet (e) -Therapy), and treating co-occurring disorders.

My treatment entails the exploration and resolution of problematic thoughts, beliefs, feelings, and behaviors using empirical-based modalities, such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Relapse Prevention, and Exposure and Response Prevention.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression

I also have experience in Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH11112 (Expires: 2019-03-31)


Reviews

Written by J.E. on Nov 01, 2018 after counseling with Lacy for 6 months

I've been working with Lacy for over 6 months, and I feel so incredibly lucky and grateful to be working with her. She's smart and empathetic and warm, and really knows her stuff. I feel like I've made tremendous progress in the time I've been working with her -- progress I couldn't even conceive of 6 months ago.

Written by S.C on Nov 22, 2016 after counseling with Lacy for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family, intimacy-related, eating, and self esteem

I changed therapists after a few days and am finding Lacy really helpful and experienced. She is helping me to tackle a broad range of difficulties and I'm finding her approach very positive, practical and down-to-earth, which is good for me.

Written by V.A on Nov 22, 2016 after counseling with Lacy for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family, eating, self esteem, career, and bipolar

Lacy is very understanding, very caring and very professional and she is great at handling communication via texting.

Written by R.O on Nov 13, 2016 after counseling with Lacy for 2 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, parenting, and career

Talking out some recurring issues with Lacy really helped as she knew exactly how to reach out in the most empathetic, supporting way. Before I was unsure about opening up to counselling but thanks to Lacy it is definitely something I would invest in the future.

Written by D.E on Dec 02, 2014 after counseling with Lacy for 3 months on issues concerning sleeping, and parenting

Lacy was helpful from the very first message she sent me. I ended up finding a counselor locally, but wouldn't hesitate to contact betterhelp.com again. She even checked in with me via message 3 months later to check in and make sure I was finding help. Very thankful to have this resource available!
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Written by E.L on Oct 05, 2014 after counseling with Lacy for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, eating, self esteem, career, and depression

Lacy is a kind soul, caring and very easy to talk to. She is attentive and responsive, without being judgmental or critical.

Thinking back over the many lengthy messages I wrote, I'm grateful for Lacy's unwavering patience and professionalism. Even when I felt terrible and had only negative, pessimistic feelings, she listened and remained calm, composed, and helpful. She never seemed shocked, offended, or disappointed. She appreciated my honesty and reminded me that everyone has both positive and negative feelings that need to be expressed.

Lacy is compassionate, resourceful, and genuine. I highly recommend her to anyone.

Written by S.A on Apr 16, 2014 after counseling with Lacy for 2 weeks

I have only been working with Lacy for a couple weeks now, but talking to her off and on throughout the day really helps me to get motivated. She believes in me and keeps making sure I am following what I tell her I truly want to do, instead of falling off of the wagon.

Thanks Lacy!