I'm delighted you've stopped to visit my website and I'm so glad you're considering working with me! My name is Lacy Allen Watkins. I'm a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Addiction Professional, and Distance Credentialed counselor providing in-home and distance counseling to individuals, couples and families. With over 12 years experience as a counselor, I have been fortunate to serve clients in a multitude of settings that include private practices, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, transitional housing facilities for homeless veterans, women’s counseling centers, college counseling centers, community clinics, and juvenile detention centers. I've been in private practice for 5 years serving Bay County residents.
I have experience in treating individuals, couples, veterans, juvenile delinquents, and groups. My specialties include: distance counseling ( video conferencing & tele-mental health), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Maternal Mental Health difficulties (Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders), PTSD, other anxiety disorders, relationship difficulties, addictions and Borderline Personality Disorder.
My treatment approach entails the exploration of problems, thoughts, beliefs, feelings, and behaviors using empirical-based modalities, such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Relapse Prevention.
I obtained my Masters of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from the Florida Institute of Technology.My licenses and certifications include: Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Certified Addictions Professional (CAP), Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC) and has specialized training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention (Graduated from Behavioral Therapy Training Institute), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
Licenses and certifications:
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (Fl License No. MH 11112)
Certified Addiction Professional (CAP 5544)
Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC 1153)