Dr. Thomas Lucking, PhD, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist & Life Coach
Individuals, Couples, Families, Retreats, Groups, Teams in the workplace

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Dr. Thomas Lucking is the director of Silicon Valley Therapy, a licensed psychotherapist, and a life coach. Dr. Lucking has split his career between solving two types of problems – digital and human. He worked as a software engineer for large technology companies like Microsoft and Texas Instruments before focusing on human engineering and how people optimize their lives: personally, interpersonally, and transpersonally.

Dr. Lucking is also a professor in a Master’s level psychology program. He has received degrees in computer science, counseling psychology, theology, and completed his doctoral research on the effects of digital technology on human well-being. Dr. Lucking believes the change process is multi-faceted. He empower clients with information, experiences, and many tools which he has developed. His tools help clients to communicate better, build intimacy in relationships, change habits, understand themselves, heal from trauma, and reconcile past wounds.

Dr. Lucking has decades of experience and can help you accelerate change in your life and your relationships.

Specialties:

  • Anxiety and stress management especially related to work-life balance
  • Asperger’s, Autism, and ADHD including Neurodiverse couples
  • Couples, families, and relationships including dating, sexuality, parenting, co-parenting, step-parenting, divorce, and infidelity
  • Decision making, discernment, and conflict resolution
  • Digital addiction and failure to launch
  • Emotional intelligence, goal setting, and vision-setting
  • Personality typing, optimal well-being, and positive psychology
  • Spirituality, identity, and existential issues
  • Trauma and attachment disorders

Clients: Couples, Families, Individuals, Teams in the workplace

Modalities: Person-Centered, Psychodynamic, Existential, CBT, Behavioral, EMDR, EFT, IFS, Experiential, Polyvagal, Biofeedback, Neurofeedback, Faith-Based, Expressive Arts, Positive Psychology

Elizabeth McGinnis, MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor & Life Coach
Individuals, Couples, Families, Groups, Retreats

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Elizabeth is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who specializes in treating trauma and vicarious trauma. She sees all types of people including Veterans and First Responders who are struggling with maintaining their relationships and feeling connected to the world after a deployment or a call. She also sees families and couples who are struggling to feel “unstuck” and keep repeating the same fights over and over again.

Specialties: Trauma, Vicarious trauma, depression, anxiety, PTSD, anger issues.

Clients: Individual, Couples, Parents, Teenagers, Families

Modalities: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Person Centered, Existential, Imago Dialogues, Experiential, Positive Psychology, Solutions Focused, Internal Family Systems

Lisa Bartchat

Life Coach
Individuals, Couples, Families, Retreats

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Lisa is a certified Life Coach trained by New Ventures West, an international coaching institute. She focuses on helping individuals in tough transitions, as well as adults with ADHD, and neurodiverse couples.

Having worked as an Account Executive for a global insurance broker, Lisa understands the pressures of the corporate world. She is also a mother of three and recognizes the difficulties that come with parenting, marriage and life transitions.

Lisa’s approach is collaborative. She partners with her clients to create structure and accountability around their issues. In her work with neurodiverse couples, she helps them to better understand each other’s differences and then guides them to create a common language of connection.  In her work with adults with ADHD, Lisa helps them to play to their strengths, work around their weaknesses and to show them that they are not broken.  In her work with those going through a significant life transition, she emphasizes the natural progression of change and how to make such a transition into an opportunity for growth.

Lisa’s ultimate goal is to help her clients gain clarity, establish boundaries, and take action to live a more empowered life.

Specialties: ADHD, Neurodiverse couples, individuals in transition
Clients: Individuals, couples, parents

Julie Cameron

Julie Cameron

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Individuals, Teens, Couples, Families

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Julie is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and is supervised by Dr. Thomas Lucking. She has experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families from various cultures. She sees clients with a wide range of issues, including autism, grief and loss, anxiety, codependency, loneliness, self-harm, substance abuse, attachment issues, school refusal and disruptive classroom behavior. Julie’s style is warm, collaborative and empathetic, and she tailors sessions according to each client’s personal needs and goals.

Specialties:

  • Adolescents
  • Autism Asperger’s Neurodiversity
  • Grief and Loss
  • Parent Coaching
  • Attachment Issues
  • Social Anxiety
  • Self-Esteem / Self-Image

Clients: Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Families

Modalities: Person-Centered, Emotion-Focused, Dialectical Behavioral (DBT), Attachment-Based, Existential, Narrative, Family systems

Megan Slater

Megan Slater, MA, APCC #5541

Associate Professional Clinical Counselor
Adults, Teens, Children, Couples, Families

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Megan is an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor and is supervised by Dr. Thomas Lucking. Megan has been working in the mental health field for 6 years. She believes that each person has their own destiny and path and sometimes we stray. As a trained therapist she supports her clients to create a safe container, return to their body, help guide them back on their own path and deeply understand themselves in a non-judgmental environment. She deeply loves working with codependency, trauma, crisis, disassociation, and relationship issues, including: work related, romantic, family, and friendship.

Specialties:

  • Difficulty Connecting with Others
  • Intimacy 
  • Family Relationship Skills
  • Romantic Relationship skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Auditory hallucinations/Delusions
  • Shame and Guilt
  • Anger
  • Substance Use
  • Sexuality/Sexual Orientation
  • Identity Issues
  • PTSD
  • Self-Esteem
  • Attachment Issues

Favorite Themes: Codependency, Trauma, Relationship Issues (work, family, romantic, friends) Disassociation, Crisis Counseling

Clients: Individuals, Couples, Group therapy and Family therapy

Modalities: Trauma Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Gestalt Chair therapy, Psychoeducation, Person Centered Therapy, Music Therapy, Art Therapy, and Ecotherapy.

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