Lucas Cantu


Lucas Cantu


Professions: Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor


1202 W. Bitters, Building 3
San Antonio, Texas 78216

My Approach to Helping

My approach emphasizes measurable results. It is important to me that my clients see themselves changing, because it accelerates the healing processes. When I work with families, I use the parents\\\' stress levels and enjoyment levels to measure whether good changes are occurring or not. With victims of trauma, I use bio-feedback and their anxiety levels to allow them real access to themselves. And with those suffering from depression, anxiety, or other mood related difficulties, I use energy levels, sense of excitement and fulfillment to measure progress. I\\\'ve found that when clients watch their progress, and see the changes, they respond faster to treatment. As a result, I have the honor of witnessing great movement in people\\\'s lives.

More Info About My Practice

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Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I have two main areas of specialization. ChildFamily issues and victims of trauma. I've worked with kids since 1997 and have had a lot of success with helping parents find more productive ways of dealing with ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and Conduct Disorder. Through the years, I developed my techniques to include helping others recover from trauma, whether from abuse, violence, or a tragic event. EMDR is a method I use to help victims of trauma, and it has turned out to prove itself as an amazing technique that gets fast results. I've seen clients of mine recover from some of the most unimaginable things in as little as 4 sessions.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

I get to see a lot of people change their minds about therapy. I remember a client of mine said he didn't believe that "just talking about things made any difference." He had severe anxiety, the kind that overwhelmed him to the point of making him physically ill. After a few EMDR sessions, the anxiety went away. He said, "I never in a million years would have thought things would be different." I truly have the best job in the world: helping others live life to the fullest.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Psychological Evaluation

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English
  • Spanish

Groups I Work With

    Spanish, Hispanic, Latino, Mexican, Mexican American

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Bullying
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Adlerian Psychology / Psychotherapy
  • Anger Management
  • Art Therapy
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Reality Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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