Patricia Lucas, PhD, LPCC
St Paul - Prior Ave/Merriam
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Patricia Lucas holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology specializing in how the very earliest periods of life (including conception) affect our development and well being. Long suffering can be traced back to very early periods of life. She has a Master's degree in Dance Movement Therapy (R-DMT) and has an extensive background in a number of body-centered forms of therapy.
Movement is what defines life and paying attention to our whole person: body, mind, and spirit is the focus of the work of Dr. Lucas. Relationship is central to how we develop and it is through a good therapeutic relationship that postive changes happen. Paying attention to patterns of behavior, of moving, of thinking, of relating, and helping others to develop healthy ways of being and present moment living is core to her approach to healing.
The primary focus Dr. Lucas serves is to help end suffering caused by living out a false sense of who we are, and to deepen our core experience of the vast, loving, and joy-filled wholeness of being human. Whether it is helping families with children who are suffering and/or acting out negative behaviors, or couples struggling to find connection, or individuals hurting from unfulfilled desires and intolerable feelings, or new mothers and fathers worried about bringing their child into the world, Dr Lucas adapts her skills and expertise to meet you where you are to bring the most effective approach to your healing journey.
Dr. Lucas has been a practicing therapist for over 20 years. She works with all ages including infants, children, pregnancy, families, couples, and individuals. She is fascinated by what it is to be in human form! Her life as a creative artist, counselor, wife, and mother prepare her to embrace uniqueness and celebrate a heart-centered life. Being healthy and alive is not the same for everyone. Her goal is to assist you in the exploration of your unique fulfillment!