Marsha Lucas, Psychologist in District Of Columbia

Marsha Lucas, PhD - Psychologist

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Psychotherapy with the brain in mind, to change your life for good. I'm a psychologist and a neuropsychologist - and I bring that broader and deeper perspective to our work together.

I have a passionate commitment to helping people create fuller, more abundant and mindful lives. I love what I do, and I bring my diverse and well-grounded personal, educational and clinical experiences as a psychologist to my psychotherapy practice. My training, credentials, and expertise, together with authenticity, directness, and empathy, help people get the traction they need to create real change. More than twenty-five years as a psychologist, and I still find psychotherapy to be an invigorating and compelling experience with my patients. I really love what I do!

I'm straightforward, compassionate, and authentic in therapy. Together with my training and experience, these support and energize the work my patients and I do together.

I feel strongly that increasing well-being is far more effective than "decreasing" pathology. I focus on helping people create and experience changes in their lives, like:
• emotional growth and evolution
• better relationships with yourself and with others
• healthy and useful self-understanding
• greater resilience
• improved physical health through psychological wellness
• greater life satisfaction

In addition to my extensive background in clinical psychology, I'm a neuropsychologist. I respect and am fascinated by the connections between physical and emotional well-being, and I stay up to date on the research and clinical use of understanding those connections. Before entering private practice, I was an assistant professor at the Emory University School of Medicine, working with patients who had sustained traumatic brain injuries, strokes, and other physical and psychological challenges. From that, I developed a special interest in interpersonal neurobiology, which I bring into the psychotherapy work I do. For example, there's an effective integrative approach between neuropsychology and the practice of mindfulness, with strong, evidence-based research showing real, measurable changes in the brain that support well-being and improved relationships.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Men's Issues
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Neuropsychological Issues
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Women's Issues

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
31
License(s)
License #
state
Psychologist
PSY100087
District of Columbia
Psychologist
03454
Maryland
Psychologist
0810007002
Virginia
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
Emory University
PhD
1991