Lucy Gleysteen



Lucy strives to cultivate a therapeutic environment that facilitates healing, exploration, and connection. Their approach is gentle, client-centered, and non-judgmental. They are grounded in a psychodynamic and trauma-informed framework that honors the ways that people have survived the past and how that impacts the present.


Lucy’s intention is to understand the complexities of each person. They recognize the way that oppression and social context are inextricably linked to mental health. They use a social justice lens to collaborate with clients in exploring the relationship between their concerns and their environment. Lucy is available to work with children under the age of fourteen and adults.

Education and Training


MSW • University of Pennsylvania

BA • Anthropology • Bryn Mawr College

Areas of Specialization

Trauma, interpersonal relationships, low self-esteem, family of origin issues, gender identity, sexuality, anxiety, depression, adjustment issues

Theoretical Orientation

  • Relational

  • Attachment-based

  • Psychodynamic

  • Feminist

  • Insight-oriented

Stay in touch about what's going on at Walnut!

Stay in touch about what's going on at Walnut!

Walnut Psychotherapy Center is a proud member of the Independence Business AlliancePhiladelphia's LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce.

© Walnut Psychotherapy Center 2019