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 helps women in transition, including empty nesters as well as clients that need to build up their confidence, increase their assertiveness, and speak more boldly – all while maintaining their authenticity.

Having worked as an Account Executive for a global insurance broker, Lisa understands the pressures of the corporate world. As an introvert in this setting, she has learned that the seeming “weaknesses” of being more reticent and modest can be turned into strengths, such as: an ability to dig deep, having good listening skills, being observant, and providing thoughtful analysis.

One of Lisa’s specialties is supporting women as they go through transition—in particular, the empty nest where she has first-hand experience. She understands the challenges and how important it is to develop a strategy to make this transition go more smoothly.

Lisa meets people where they are and walks alongside her clients as they discover their strengths, develop new skills, and create SMART goals that emerge from passion. Along the way, Lisa challenges her clients to get out into the world and participate in a meaningful way.

Specialties:Autism Asperger’s Neurodiversity, women in transition, empty-nesters, confidence building, executive presence, assertiveness skills, creating community

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