Dr. Thomas Lucking, PhD, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist & Life Coach
Individuals, Couples, Families,, Groups, Workplace Teams

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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.


  • 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
  • Grief and loss
  • 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

Dr. Lucking’s website is ThomasLucking.com

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

Elizabeth’s website is ElizabethMcGinnis.com

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

Lisa is a member of Lisa B Coaching.
View her website at LisaBCoaching.com

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Dr. Shreya Vaishnav, PhD, NCC, APCC

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

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Dr. Shreya Vaishnav is a Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor and receives supervision under Dr. Thomas Lucking. Shreya has experience working in various clinical settings, including college counseling centers and hospitals. She also has years of clinical experience working with diverse populations, including immigrants, refugees, and international students.

Shreya identifies as a first-generation Indian immigrant and migrated from Mumbai, India about 11 years ago. As an immigrant and a woman of color, she is familiar with struggles related to moving to a new country, experiencing cross-cultural and identity related concerns, navigating experiences of discrimination in interpersonal relationships and in the workplace. She has worked with children, teenagers, young adults, and adults experiencing a wide variety of concerns including relationship issues, gender identity, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, trauma, and many more. Shreya has a warm, empathic, and a non-judgmental approach to working with her clients.

Dr. Vaishnav is also a full time Visiting Assistant Professor at the master’s in counseling program at Palo Alto University where she trains students to develop into culturally responsive and inclusive counselors in the profession.


  • Cross cultural issues
  • Acculturation and adjustment
  • Identity Issues
  • Relationship Concerns
  • Communication Skills
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Shame and Guilt
  • Grief and loss
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD)
  • Substance Use
  • Sexuality/Sexual Orientation
  • Trauma related issues
  • Attachment Issues
  • Autism, Asperger’s, and Neurodiversity
  • Clients: Individuals, Group therapy, Couples therapy

Clients: Individuals, Group therapy, Couples therapy

Modalities: Trauma informed Integrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Neurofeedback

Dr. Vaishnav’s, website is DrShreyaVaishnav.com

Susan Lewis Therapist

Susan Lewis, MA, AMFT

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

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Susan is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and coach and is supervised by Dr. Thomas Lucking. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults from various cultures and has more than two decades of experience working in Silicon Valley high tech corporate legal departments. Susan sees clients with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, attachment issues, adult sibling conflict, work stress, narcissistic abuse recovery, changing religious or spiritual beliefs, midlife crisis, blended families, and grief and loss. Susan tailors sessions to each client’s unique needs and goals and brings a practical and empathetic approach. Susan is the author of The Gratitude Playbook, which will be available by late 2021.


  • Anxiety
  • Parent and individual coaching
  • Organizational dynamics
  • High tech jobs and stress
  • Lawyers and stress
  • Recovering from psychological abuse
  • Midlife opportunities
  • Career change
  • Changing spiritual beliefs
  • Blending families

Clients: Adults, Couples, Families, Teens, Children

Modalities: Person-centered, Narrative, Psychodynamic, Solution Focused, Mindfulness Based Stress Relief, Neurofeedback, Positive Psychology

Cassie Rovig Therapist

Cassie Rovig, MSW, ASW

Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker
Adults, Teens, Children, Young Adults, and Families

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Cassie is a Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker and is supervised by Dr. Thomas Lucking. Cassie’s approach is strengths based and patient centered. Her specialties include helping clients with anxiety, ADHD, depression, autism, oppositional defiant disorder, trauma related disorders and more. Cassie has an open minded, trauma focused approach with experience in high trauma settings and a deep understanding of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and how they can impact an individual and their mental and physical health across the lifespan.

Cassie has experience working with children, teens, adults, and families. She has experience working in foster care and transitional housing programs. Cassie also has experience working with children and families impacted by domestic violence, physical and sexual abuse, and neglect.

Being internationally born in the United Kingdom and having a father whose job title came with many moves, Cassie has experience with major change from a very young age and understands the difficulties and uncertainties that can come with change. Cassie identifies as bi-racial and is familiar with the struggles of connection to one’s culture and cultural identity and navigating experiences where one’s own identity comes into question.


  • Trauma related issues
  • Children and Teens
  • Change/Transitions
  • Culture Identity
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Mood disorders

Clients: Adults, Couples, Families, Teens, Children

Modalities: Strengths based, Trauma Focused CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Neurofeedback, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness

Vickya Leslie

Vickya Leslie, PhD Candidate

Life Coach
Young Adults, Couples, Families, Teens, Children, LGBTQ, POC

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Vickya is a PhD student at Saybrook University studying Clinical Psychology. She is studying to become a licensed clinical psychologist for teenagers and young adults with severe mental health disorders who are struggling with trauma. She is also a certified CBT Life Coach trained by Transformation Academy. Having worked as a school counselor, teacher, and applied behavior analysis therapist (ABA) in the past, Vickya has ample experience working with teens and young adults.

She is also a part of the LGBTQ community and takes pride in empowering queer folks to embrace their identity. She recognizes how hard it can be for individuals to navigate the changes that occur while coming out and wants to help them with that difficult life transition. Vickya uses a humanistic approach when working with clients. She believes that her clients should have autonomy when making decisions and works with clients collaboratively to guide them through their decision-making process. As a mindset coach (CBT), her aim is to help clients get rid of negative self-talk so that they can successfully reach their goals.


  • Identity formation
  • LGBTQ teens
  • LGBTQ young adults
  • Individuals of color
  • ADHD / executive functioning
  • Self-sabotage
  • Stress
  • Procrastination
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive thoughts
  • Feeling out of control

Clients: Young Adults, Couples, Families, Teens, Children, LGBTQ, POC

Vickya’s website is VickyaLeslie-lifecoach.com/

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