Mr. Lucas believes strongly in Holistic, strength-based therapies which focus on the individual’s strength and ability to be self-determinant. He has over a decade of working with individuals, families, and couples. His areas of focus include, but are not limited to, anxiety, depression, anger issues, relationship problems, gender related issues, and trauma.
After graduating from Marquette University, Mr. Lucas began his career working with abused and neglected children. He also spent several years as a substitute teacher in the Chicago Public Schools. This work led him to working for the Department of Children and Family Services as a case manager and then as a investigator. During this time, he developed valuable skills working with adolescents and young adults.
Mr. Lucas then went on to pursue his career as a therapist. After working in the field of social service for almost three decades he decided to pursue a career as a master’s level psychologist. After graduating with his Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology in 2011.
Since then, Mr. Lucas has worked with various individuals, couples, and even groups in therapeutic settings. His approach is client centered and focuses on assisting the client, with the provided skills and tools, to solve many of their own issues. With this success and newly found since of accomplishment and confidence many clients go on to have productive and successful relationships and lives.
Mr. Lucas enjoys golfing, bowling, working out at the nearby health club among other activities in his spare time. He is family oriented and also enjoys spending time with family including his sons and his siblings, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Mr. Lucas has expertise in goal oriented Cognitive and Solution Focused Therapy along with other strategies and techniques. Mr. Lucas understands that there is not a one size fits all solution to his client’s issues. He understands that solutions have to be diverse and varied to reflect the individuals who present with these behaviors. These strategies are based on empowering the individual and thus giving client’s the tools to have more control over their outcomes. His styles support the client and encourages them to use the tools that are provided in therapy sessions to explore possible solutions to seemingly insurmountable issues.