Ben Lucal M.A., LMHCA, Counseling in Olympia, Washington, 98501

Ben Lucal

M.A., LMHCA

Ben Lucal

M.A., LMHCA

Professions: Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: MSW, LICSW
Primary Credential: LMHCA - MC60787919

Offices

924 7th Avenue S
Olympia, Washington 98501

My Approach to Helping

I do this work because talking with people lights me up and makes me come alive. We may be an especially good fit to work together if you are motivated to create change in your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and you see therapy as an active, collaborative process of mutual learning and new possibility. I see counseling as an investment of energy and learning in the areas of life that are ultimately most significant.

I frequently work with people to improve important relationships, life transitions, emotions, cult & undue influence recovery, sexual and gender identity, polyamory, wealth and identity, anti-oppression, integrity, and shame. Therapeutic relationships can help you build a greater sense of ease in your relationships with yourself and others, and with the unavoidable challenges of life. It is my task to support and challenge you in your work to transform with authenticity.

More Info About My Practice

I have enjoyed counseling in a private practice setting Beginning in 2016 in my clinical internship under the supervision of Dr. Matt Goldenberg at the Rainbow Health Center in Olympia, WA. Previously, I worked in community mental health and provided in-school counseling at two public schools in Washington.

My education includes a master's degree from the MA Psychology: Counseling Specialization program at the Leadership Institute of Seattle (LIOS) under Saybrook University. Before then I earned a bachelor?s degree from the Evergreen State College where I studied psychology, alternative education, leadership, and diversity and liberation.

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Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Former members of cults, controlling groups and relationships, and people affected by undue influence often seek me out.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Attachment Issues
  • Career Choice
  • Creative Blocks
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Forgiveness
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Habits
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Racism
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Love
  • Values Clarification
  • Workplace Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integral Psychotherapy (IP)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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