Lukan Clinical Counseling, PLLC
Since 1991, I have had the privilege to be on the front line working in the field of Mental Health and Counseling. I blend modern day therapeutic skills and scientific principles rooted in evolutionary psychology to drive the most successful clinical outcomes as a way to improve my client’s overall quality of life.
The passion for my work can be traced back to my childhood where I developed an insatiable curiosity about the human mind and behavior. This innate curiosity has remained a driving force throughout my life, propelling me to constantly seek new knowledge and insights in this rapidly changing field that I have a deep sense of compassion for–to which I admit is my true epicenter.
You share your vaulted secrets with me, and I am deeply humbled by your trust and respect.
I received my Master’s Degree in Counseling from The University of Illinois, graduating as a member of the Phi-Kappa-Phi High Honor Society. Along with having a full time private practice, I am a Clinical Supervisor, and have trained other clinicians in the areas of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Evidence-Based Psychotherapy, (EBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Behavioral Modification, and social cognition. My approach working with couples is based on the principles of the Gottman Method.
As a respected leader in the field of clinical psychology, I have enjoyed teaching skills to my clients, and fellow professionals on ways to recognize, approach and navigate the complexities and nuances of mainstream mental health in our culture. Therapy-speak can be both healing and divisive. My focus is to bring more clarity, and embrace the paradox between, “self-care” and the importance of mutuality and reciprocity in relationships.
Throughout my professional journey, I have held counseling licenses and actively practiced in the states of Arizona, Texas, and Illinois. My experience spans a diverse range of settings, allowing me to provide care at every level. In addition to my clinical roles, I have also contributed to my community and the industry by servicing as a member of The Board of Directors for various organizations.
I am deeply appreciative of the numerous opportunities that have enabled me to make a positive impact on others' lives, both as a skilled clinician and a dedicated administrator. These experiences have enriched my career, and I am grateful for the chance to give back and help individuals and the field of counseling thrive.