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Sarah Lucas, MA, EdM, MHC-LP

With much excitement we have welcomed Columbia University trained, Sarah Lucas, MHC-LP, to our practice! Sarah is a Mental Health Counselor with a limited permit who received an MA in psychological counseling and an EdM in Mental Health Counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. Sarah received a BA in psychology from the University of Detroit Mercy where she spent three years on the Dean’s List and was a recipient of the prestigious John J. Muller Psychology Award in 2021. While she excelled academically Sarah also played Division I lacrosse and was honored as Two-Year Team Captain for the University of Detroit Mercy Lacrosse Team. Sarah’s impressive recognition at the highest levels of academia and sports, her passion for the field of mental health, along with her approachable and genuine demeanor are just some of the incredibly positive qualities that inform her work as a therapist and make her a valued team member at Dr. Fallon’s Practice!

 

Sarah brings warmth, validation, and humor to her work while also appropriately challenging clients in their therapeutic process creating an environment that is safe, affirming of multicultural identities, and collaborative in nature. Sarah meets her clients where they are by listening to their story, validating their lived experience, and empowering them to feel confident and comfortable in becoming the true author of their life’s story.

 

Sarah works from a person-centered perspective, integrating both cognitive-behavioral and narrative therapy techniques. Sarah is deeply passionate about working with people who are seeking help with self-esteem, relationship concerns, anxiety (general, social, performance-based), trauma, depression, and LGBTQ+ affirmative care.

Working with athletes of all levels to enhance their mental well-being is another deep passion of Sarah's. As a former division one athlete, Sarah understands the mental and physical demands of sport along with specific tools dedicated to achieving peak mental performance. In addition to developing individualized plans to succeed, Sarah works with clients on their unique needs such as confidence building, performance anxiety, the mental aspect of recovering from physical injury, and finding an identity outside of sport.

 

Sarah believes that human behavior is affected by thoughts and emotions which are shaped by our unique environments. At the heart of Sarah’s therapeutic work is her deep commitment to help people understand their experiences, address their challenges, and discover solutions, techniques, and tools that empower them to achieve their goals and live life more fully and optimally.

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