Lucia Gonzales LPC
Lucia received her Masters degree in 2003 from Pacific University's School of Professional Psychology and has been a licensed professional counselor in Oregon since 2007. Her experience includes providing counseling services in community mental health for adults and children with a variety of issues, as well as providing services in residential treatment, a family medical clinic, providing consultation to hospitals, and running a private practice.
Individual and group counseling for adults and individual counseling for youth ages 14+
Lucia's primary areas of interest are working with anxiety/depression and trauma or PTSD, but is comfortable working with many other issues than an individual may bring. She is trained in various different approaches so that treatment can be tailored to what works for the client. A few of the approaches include:
CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy): This focuses on changing thoughts and behaviors to change emotions.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy): A trauma processing approach that helps post-traumatic stress and can also work well for releasing old beliefs that keep you stuck or certain types of anxieties.
Mindfulness Practice: This has many benefits including helping us to become more aware, more in charge of thoughts and behaviors instead of acting out of habit or impulse. It can help us to live in the present instead of worrying about the future too much or getting stuck in the past.
Lucia also enjoys studying energy work and somatic therapies (using body movements and postures).
Lucia loves digging in dirt, running, people watching, dancing, road trippin', science and creative types of things.
Bipolar Disorder , Depression, Grief/Death, Postpartum Depression , PTSD, Stress Management, Women’s Issues, DBT, EMDR, Abuse, Anxiety/Fears/Phobia/Panic Attacks