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Dr. Ratha Zeidan-Lukacs, LMHC, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Self esteem Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I am a family and marriage therapist licensed in Florida and Virginia with 14 years of professional work. I have experience in helping clients with trauma, grief-related cases, stress, anxiety, motivation, self-esteem and confidence, depression, and coping with life changes. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I can work with couples, families, individuals, and groups as well as children and adolescents. I am a proponent of strong relationships especially with the Holy Spirit as a faith-based therapist (Christian/Catholic). I’m also passionate about strengthening and empowering families. My theoretical orientation includes existential and humanistic theories. I draw heavily upon solution-focused and cognitive behavioral interventions. I find there are several counseling techniques that benefit, however, the most important in session is the therapeutic relationship with your therapist, which can in turn help to address the here-and-now for the therapeutic work to begin.
I believe in treating the whole person and having them recognize their uniqueness, taking a collaborative approach to help reach treatment goals. Each person deserves an individualized framework of therapeutic goals. My approach is to actively help you change towards the desired goal by trying various interventions tailored to you and your unique issues.

Breaking free from past wounds sometimes means identifying emotional reoccurring upsets. Taking the first step to seek a more fulfilling and happier life is a challenge, it takes courage and a leap of faith. 

“We are not the sum of our weaknesses and failures, we are the sum of the Father's love for us and our real capacity to become the image of His Son Jesus.” (St.JPII, 2008)

Professional experience

14yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Commitment Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Paranoia, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information


VA LPC 0701011067