Welcome! My name is Lucas and I use he/him/his pronouns. Folks seek therapy for a plethora of reasons. I know it can be scary to take that first step, so I’m glad you’re here.
You’re probably wondering, “alright, who is this guy? He still just looks like a floating head on the internet.” Well, as a queer disabled neurodivergent trans man, I know the importance of providing a safe, accessible, collaborative, and empowering space for folks at various intersections of identity. I prioritize a mutually collaborative relationship that provides space for self-reflection, healing, and tools for clients to build community. As a relational-oriented clinician, I center a trauma-focused and healing-centered intersectional lens to build a meaningful, culturally responsive relationship. I incorporate psychoeducation and an integrative, strengths-based therapeutic approach that incorporates Dialectical Behavior Therapy, somatic therapies, humor (prepare for puns), narrative therapies, play therapy for kiddos, and challenge by consent.
My main areas of focus include work with neurodivergent (such as Autistic and ADHD identities) disabled queer and gender expansive clients at various intersections of identity, complex trauma, and post-traumatic stress disorder. This includes medical trauma, religious trauma, and identity-related trauma navigating systemic oppression. I also work with folks often othered in the mental health and medical fields, sociocultural identity development, attachment, and dissociative disorders/plurality. I do often work with adolescents and young adults, and still enjoy working with individuals, families, and various relationship configurations across the lifespan. I have experience in a variety of settings, such as private practice, prison mental health facilities, being a victim advocate, peer advocate at a youth gender clinic, to adolescent day treatment center for teens on probation. I am currently pursuing my Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at Northern Illinois University. I look forward to getting to know you!