Life is full of unexpected events and struggles, which are sometimes overwhelming. I strive to create a safe and welcoming environment where children, adolescents, and adults feel comfortable to explore ways to achieve their goals. Having a person who listens with no judgment, who cares, and who can help you gain some perspective and insight is extremely valuable. Together we will create a plan that will allow you to regain a sense of empowerment, purpose, and happiness in your life.
At times, life can be challenging. Children, adolescents, adults, couples, and even families may need to learn new coping skills. I believe working with a therapist can provide a pathway that allows people to reconnect with their strengths and discover new possibilities for their lives. You can be happier! As a therapist, I can facilitate your ability to understand yourself and the important people in your world. I encourage my clients to make changes that can help them live more happily.
I provide a thoughtful, humanistic, solution-focused perspective and work collaboratively with my clients.
Welcome! The process of choosing the right therapist for yourself or a family member can feel a little overwhelming. I am so glad you found me and hope I can help make the process a bit easier. For whatever your reasons for seeking out therapy at this time, it is my job to create the type of warm, collaborative, non-judgmental space where your goals can be explored and met. I believe therapy can be the catalyst for just the type of balance, change, and hope that so many of us are looking for.
Psychotherapy can alleviate psychological pain, help you know yourself better, and create opportunities to build healthier relationships. We will work together to get to know you, paying attention to your cultural context. This endeavor can bring to your awareness important unnoticed or unnamed patterns that have been causing you pain or difficulty. Most importantly, sharing your story with someone who empathizes can bring great relief.
Life is stressful. Often times we live our lives in chains, we struggle with our fears, hopes and dreams. Fear is an inevitable challenge we face, particularly when it is unexpected. Sometimes, these challenges may become overwhelming and can affect us physically and mentally. Before we know it, we may start engaging in unhealthy coping behavior by turning to drugs drinking, or food, isolating from others, or acting out aggressively. It is time to find a solution rather than just temporary relief.
Parenting can be the hardest job in the world and I am here to help. Do you have a difficult teenager? Is your child having trouble in High School? Has your family experienced divorce, remarriage, or difficulties with co-parenting? These types of issues have become very common and it is normal to need some help coping with them. I have many years experience working with children and their families and as a parent I can relate to the difficulties that arise each day. The decision to start therapy can be difficult because you may feel that you have already tried everything or you wonder if this will really help.
I am a LMFT who works with children, adolescents, and adults. I am well versed in providing treatment for anxiety, depression, behavioral disorders, as well as, every day concerns. As a therapist, it is my role to create a safe and comfortable environment for you and your current journey. Together, we will address your needs and work on specific goals to help you get to where you want to be. My therapeutic approach uses cognitive behavioral techniques that are goal oriented and solution focused. I help my clients learn and implement new coping skills, problem solve, and change behavior patterns to help with symptom relief.
There are so many different reasons to seek therapy and it is my job to get you to where you want to get, as quickly as possible. I am a down to earth, experienced therapist. I use scientifically proven approaches, based on the needs and preferences of my patients. I focus on building strong relationships and providing a space where we can develop and implement a plan to make meaningful change happen. I have over 15 years of experience working in this field and feel very passionate about this work.
Therapy is an incubator for change. It's where you workshop how to initiate it, and digest the changes that have happened. As a therapist, I am 'issue agnostic' and willing to work with most challenges. What's important is your desire to create a change, and readiness to collaborate with someone to create it. Equally vital to me, as a therapist, is that you feel actively heard — something sorely missing for many of us. I feel that we need to be heard and our experience recognized, before we can move on to any sort of change.
I believe forming a strong therapeutic relationship is key for therapy to be successful. I believe that empowerment is an essential part of the therapeutic experience of every client. That is why I use an integrative approach, which essentially means that I draw from many clinical modalities to provide you with specific tools to help you (or your child) meet your goals. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, and also enjoy providing parent consultation/coaching support.
While we can't change painful experiences from the past, we can come to terms with them in order to better understand and resolve present challenges. We can work collaboratively to explore and change longstanding behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be barriers to experiencing a more fulfilling, meaningful life. Whether you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation, hoping to resolve painful issues from the past, or you're ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to help you define and achieve your goals.
I work with individuals, couples and families that are ready for help and wanting to make a change in their life. For over 20 years I've treated depression, anxiety, eating disorders, relationship problems, as well as difficulties stemming from past abuse or trauma. I do not have a one size fits all philosophy of psychotherapy. I have been trained in Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, Family Systems as well as other methods of therapy; and I draw on whatever techniques and methods work best for each unique individual or individuals with whom I'm working.
As a licensed clinical psychologist, I'm qualified to care for individuals who may be facing life stressors, such as discrimination, gender identity issues, sexuality issues, loss of relationships, or life transitions. I also treat those who may be facing painful or severe psychiatric symptoms related to borderline personality traits, major depression, bipolar disorder, panic or post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I provide clinical intervention through evidenced based psychotherapy practices, provide diagnoses counseling or second opinions.
I employ an empathic, collaborative, and highly creative approach to working with clients. I have extensive experience working with children and adolescents, and I enjoy working with parents to manage and reduce stress. I am attentive and mindful to the needs of individual clients who are wrestling with life transitions, relationship difficulties, grief and loss and anxiety. I also offer skillful supervision for graduate students in their practicum. My high-quality therapeutic services will give you the support you need to shift your mindset, manage your stress, and achieve your life goals.
As a clinical social worker, I have an eclectic approach to treatment. I help you examine your life experience holistically. I walk beside you in treatment, support you in your endeavors, and cheer you on towards wellness. My therapeutic approach and compassion are rooted in my past work with the homeless population, foster youth, the severe and persistently mental ill, and survivors of rape, domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. After receiving an M.S.W. from the University of Southern California, I practiced in the Los Angeles and San Francisco area.
I provide compassionate therapy tailored to your particular needs. Together we would set goals and work to bring the needed changes into your life. I am not dedicated to a single particular theory or technique, but will use whatever works best for you. Often traditional talk therapy is most effective, but I have also successfully used cognitive/behavioral therapy, dream analysis, writing, art therapy, meditation, sand trays, group therapy, experiential therapy, and guided imagery. I also work to help you explore and strengthen your higher values and whatever you find most meaningful in your life.
Is there something in your life preventing you from being your best self? Struggling with an addiction? Waking up feeling there must be more to life? Frequently anxious? Let me help you make changes to alter your inner life. You deserve to be happy. I am a warm, enthusiastic and direct therapist, insightful and a good listener. My work is attachment based with psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral leanings, topic directed. Let's navigate through your experiences and feelings together. Begin your road to recovery now. Acquire tools to help you move forward. Specialties: relationships, addiction/ recovery, depression, anxiety, bipolar.
All services are online via secure video call! Do you, or your child, struggle with intense emotions? Do either of you spend time feeling alone and searching for meaning? Maybe you find it difficult to increase your sense of self-worth, and wonder what to do? If any of these questions resonate with you, then you have come to the right place. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#99859) and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (#4606), and I genuinely enjoy and feel honored to work with each of my clients, and provide them with the support they need to meet their goals.
Dr. Tucker specializes in comprehensive assessments for school-aged children (age six years through graduate school) that are personalized and focused on understanding the child as a whole. In addition to identifying areas of difficulty, Dr. Tucker highlights each child's strengths and uses these strengths to inform interventions. Her assessments yield an integrated picture of a child's cognitive, academic, and social-emotional development as well as specific recommendations for improving functioning in all three areas. A goal of the assessment process is for each patient/family to emerge empowered and equipped to move forward.
Are you tired of emotional pain? Whether you're upset about problems in your relationship, unhappy about a breakup or divorce, feeling depressed or anxious, or are dealing with other life challenges, my goal is to help you reclaim the happiness you deserve and make lasting changes in your life. My style is solution-focused and interactive, and I will make every effort to get to the heart of the matter so you can start feeling better right away. I work with individuals and couples, and have extensive experience in relationship counseling and in treating depression, anxiety, and a variety of other difficulties that you may be facing.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Lafayette are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Lafayette then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Lafayette, or Child Psychologists in Lafayette.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Lafayette psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Lafayette specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.