I received my Bachelor of Science and a Masters Degree in Counseling from Wichita State University in Kansas. I am a national certified counselor as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have worked in a wide variety of settings, from a day program for the severe and chronic mentally ill, academic advisor, and welfare officer
I relocated to the Phoenix area and began work as an outreach counselor and Special Education Counselor serving the Reservation and the surrounding towns in Pinal County. In this capacity I worked with children, parents, and schools on a variety of issues; from relationship/communication, parenting, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and anger management. I have also dealt with addiction and marriage problems. Each job gave me a wealth of experiences.
I have completed a wide array of trainings such as Levels I and II in Eye Movement Desensitizing and Reprocessing (EMDR); training addressing Gambling Addiction, Rational Emotive Therapy, Reality, Sand Tray therapy, several different Play Therapy modalities, and have a credential in Distance Counseling.
I am married and have three wonderful boys, an extended family that I keep close even though all are very far away.
I have come to realize that success doesn’t come by the work of one, but the support of many to help achieve our desires and to deal with the struggles of everyday living. My goal is to help you when you need it most, to teach you how to grapple with life's little ordinary problems, to make life worth living. Too many people in the world are hurting on the inside and trying to "go it alone" and are either afraid or don’t know how to ask for help. I can offer an un-biased ear, a sounding board and support to help you reach your goals or get past a roadblock in life. Don’t be afraid to take that first step.
I have over 19 years of experience with a wide variety of issues, including relationship, Parenting, Anxiety, Gambling, Substance Abuse and Depression.
If you feel I may be a good match for your therapy needs, I am available.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Career difficulties, ADHD, Life Purpose, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy
AZ LPC LPC-2533
Have enjoyed our talks! Nice to talk with someone not judgmental.
Written on May 16, 2022 after therapy with Lucinda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and relationship issues
Great listener / offers good advice, experienced and rational .
Written on May 12, 2022 after therapy with Lucinda for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
I have just started working with Lucinda Foster and so far, I have had an excellent experience. She responds promptly and is knowledgeable in her responses and practice. When I met with Lucinda Foster, she was on time and was very attentive to my needs. She was very personable and I enjoyed speaking with her. She made me feel comfortable. Additionally, she had taken the time to read my daily journal posts before meeting, and remembered what I had written about. She also took the time to make sure she understands my needs and what my expectations for counseling are. Highly recommend.
Written on May 06, 2022 after therapy with Lucinda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and depression