Lucy came into social work in 2009 with passion for working with adults living with chronic mental illness. Her clinical experiences include working in hospitals, drug and alcohol clinics, non-traditional day treatment programs, therapeutic farms, and in private practice. Lucy is an active collaborator with her clients and believes movement begins when there is an authentic investment in the therapeutic relationship. Lucy thinks that constructing a therapeutic environment which is both nonjudgmental and challenging is not discordant, but rather necessary for change to occur.
Lucy is attuned to how attachments are formed and inform our relational patterns. She uses a family systems and psychodynamic framework to understand the past's current position in our lives. She believes in the impact trauma has on our psyches, our bodies. She hopes that therapy will bring out resiliency, self awareness, and curiosity about self and others. While her practice area is broad, her current areas of interest include but are not limited to: religion's effect on identity formation, Whiteness and its psychological impact, intergenerational mental illness, couples work with non monogamous partnerships and substance use.
Education and Training
MSW • NYU Silver School of Social Work
BA • English • Earlham College
Areas of Specialization
Substance use, polyamory, non-monogamy, kink & BDSM, sexuality, identity formation, grief & loss, family dynamics, food and eating complexities, religion and spirituality