Luca is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a demonstrated history of working in the mental health community. He has completed his Master's degree focused in Mental Health Counseling/Counselor from Walden University, specializing in working with adolescents and young adults who have depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder; with an emphasis on gender-diverse youth. with a passion for the LGBTQ population. He has completed training in several interventions including: rational emotive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, exposure therapy, and extensive training in gender affirming care, LGBTQ youth, self-mutilation, suicide assessment and treatment of symptoms with safety planning. He is an LGBTQ gender affirming therapist. He has life and professional experience working with this population. He will make therapy fun while working through serious stuff together. He also have extensive training in adult issues. His availability is early mornings, evenings, and weekend mornings. He prefer video or phone sessions. He is not good at chat therapy.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Abandonment, Body Image, Communication Problems, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Emptiness, Family Problems, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
MD LCPC LC11426
Luca Hawkins is a great therapist. Luca Hawkins is affirmative and understands the feelings wheel.
Written on Sep 09, 2023 after therapy with Luca for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Luca is an amazing therapist! He made me feel comfortable and safe when talking things through. My sessions with Luca helped me see some things more clearly and from a different perspective. I have gained a bit more confidence and am starting to learn what I need from therapy as I grow and change.
Written on Apr 17, 2023 after therapy with Luca for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coaching, and adhd
You can tell that Luca really cares for his clients and he always listens. I am very thankful to have him as my therapist.
Written on Mar 26, 2023 after therapy with Luca for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
He made me feel like I was talking to someone I’ve known a longtime. Really down to earth dude
Written on Mar 01, 2023 after therapy with Luca for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I absolutely love this therapist, first one I've felt connected with and heard from. I really appreciate having had Mr Hawkins as a therapist.
Written on Nov 06, 2022 after therapy with Luca for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Luca is easy to talk to and no matter my mood when our session starts, by the end I am laughing.
Written on Oct 14, 2022 after therapy with Luca for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and self esteem