I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Life Purpose and Career Coach based in North Carolina. I have a BA in Psychology with a minor in Women's Studies from Rutgers University in NJ as well as a Master's Degree in Social Work from the Graduate School of Social Work , Rutgers University.. I have training in Psychodrama from the Montclair Institute of Psychodrama in NJ. I have been in the field for over 15 years most recently working as a Behavioral Therapist and Program Coordinator of the Lifestyle Coaching Program at the Duke University and Medical Center Diet and Fitness Center in Durham NC.. I left there after 9 years to go into private practice.
I have worked for many years in the area of weight loss and weight maintenance from the behavioral perspective - one's relationship with food. Within this focus I have had the opportunity of working with clients on the issues that often lead one to overeat.. " its not what you are eating - its what is eating you". Usually the issues have to do with other challenges in their lives and the way that they are dealing with them. .Some examples of this are anxiety, depression,marital issues, communication issues within interpersonal relationships, anger, grief, stress as well as other life challenges. I help my clients acknowledge and identify their challenges and concerns by asking key questions - "peeling back the onion"- then developing a plan of action to put into effect to challenge and overcome these concerns .
I combine a client centered focus with solution based focus, cognitive behavioral therapy as well as approaches using a coaching model. I also will incorporate psychodrama techniques when I feel it would be helpful
My style is warm and interactive. I am skilled in CBT ( cognitive behavioral therapy), Solution Focused Therapy, Client Centered Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, as well as incorporating some DBT skills as needed. As a life coach I am aware how important it is to not only gain insight into the issues but also develop a realistic plan to over come the challenges. When it may seem helpful I will also use some techniques used in Psychodrama to assist in the therapy . I truly love what I do and honor , respect and show deep compassion for all my clients. I believe that their trust in me is essential for our work together to be successful. I do not take that trust lightly.
It takes great courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support, motivate and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Relationship, Family, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related, Sleeping, Parenting, Career, Depression
LCSW #C005996 (Expires: 2018-06-30)
Lucie is awesome! She listens and understands how I’m feeling and what I’m going through. It’s really nice to have someone like her to talk to.
Lucie knows her stuff and is a good listener. I enjoyed working with her and she was a great help to me.
Lucie is a very professional individual who understands and is very patient. She also gives the proper support. She is a great person to seek counseling from.
Lucie was an extremely supportive counselor. She listened to my concerns and gave me very practical advice to help combat my anxiety. She was available but not pushy, and friendly.
Lucie is great!
I love Lucie! Seriously, Lucie gives practical, calm advice and is a kind voice of reassurance when life is just a bit overwhelming. She is great at sorting through the rubbish and getting to the heart of the issue and offering practical advice and ideas.
Lucie is kind, intelligent and incredibly gifted at this work. I've worked with therapists before and rarely have I ever felt so listened-to, cared for and respected. Lucie has taken time out of her time off for me, she has scheduled odd hours for me (I live over seas), and has been extremely consistent with her replies to my emails. I couldn't ask for a better experience, and she is the reason I stay on this website. Lucie is extremely experienced and professional, so always has tools or ideas that are helpful to me. She has really helped me transition out of a dark place to a healthier state. Thanks so much for everything, Lucie!
I really like Lucie's method of therapy as it is almost like coaching. She listens to the issues and offers practical and methodical advice on how to deal with the situation. I am very happy with her.
Thank you for all your help and helping me to get out what I was feeling and of course with no judgements. I am truly grateful for Lucie.
Lucie helped me tremendously to deal with a pattern of very negative thinking and anxiety. It has made a huge difference in how I perceive the world. I would definitely recommend her.
Lucie is a professional and kind person to talk to. She helped me out a lot to deal with my stress eating habit and she is always there when I need support. I appreciate her work and definitely recommend her :)
I could only be with Lucie for a short while but gained a lot from our time working together. Lucie really knows how to connect and how to establish which goals are important. I really like her personality too and that she was warm and seemed confident as well as knowledgable. It was really helpful having someone to talk to, as well as working through some exercises that helped me pay attention to one thing rather then going off in all directions.
Lucie is always checking on me ... I am really thankful!
Lucie is persistent, which is required when working through an app like this. She listens and points in a relevant direction. It's been a nice experience so far.