My name is Lucia Walker, and I am a licensed clinical social worker, licensed in Missouri since 2013. I have a bachelors in psychology and a masters in criminal justice and social work. I have over 10 years of experience working with people of many ages, including teenagers that may suffer from different mental health conditions, such as major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, ADHD, Anxiety disorders, and others. I have worked in both outpatient mental health centers and inpatient psychiatric hospital settings.
My therapy style is warm and non judgement, I genuinely listening to my clients and respect their thoughts and ideas. I like to keep sessions to 30 minutes as much as possible, so we can work efficiently on problems and solutions, and also respect client's time, since I know it is sometimes difficult to find the time in the day for therapy sessions. It can be extended to 45 minutes when a longer session is needed. During sessions, I provide feedback to clients, and help clients come up with practical solutions to problems, or present another perspective that help clients work through difficult situations. I take a holistic perspective, taking into consideration how our social, physical, mental, and spiritual environments all effect our mental health. The main approaches that I use in therapy include cognitive behavioral approach and solution focused approach.
If you suffer from depression or anxiety, attention issues, trauma issues or other concerns, I am here to help. I believe that you can improve your mental health, and overcome many concerns you have with a little help from others. I would love to be that person to help you, and if you would like to begin therapy sessions, please feel free to reach out to me.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Communication Problems, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Forgiveness, Life Purpose
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution-Focused Therapy
MO LCSW 2013002077
Lucia has been wonderful! She is empathetic, listens patiently to me, makes me feel heard and gives me gentle but useful advice. I always look forward to my sessions with her!
Written on Jul 06, 2022 after therapy with Lucia for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Speaking with Lucia has made me feel so much better! I have definitely felt a lot of growth with my experience with anxiety. Lucia creates a fun and relaxed space where you can truly feel open to talk about anything with her, and I hope to continue to take on what I've learnt from these sessions into my life for a long time.
Written on Jul 05, 2022 after therapy with Lucia for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem
Lucia is a great Therapist and it helps me to talk to her every week
Written on Feb 15, 2022 after therapy with Lucia for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
Lucia is awesome! She’s helped me so much and I’m really glad that I was paired with her. She gives a lot of great insights. I’m grateful for her encouragement and wisdom. Her sweet and ca nature makes it really easy to feel comfortable and in a safe place. Would recommend her to everyone I know 100%.
Written on Dec 15, 2021 after therapy with Lucia for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Lucia Walker is a one of a kind type of person, she absolutely loves what she does but on top of that she shows her love through what she does. She’s a wonderful supportive therapist. I’ve been seeing her now for roughly 9 weeks and each week I’ve seen so much progress and growth in my life.
Written on Nov 16, 2021 after therapy with Lucia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties