I'm delighted you've stopped to visit my website and sure hope you've enjoyed it! My name is Lacy Allen Watkins. I'm a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Addiction Professional, and Distance Creditialed counselor provideing in-home and distance counseling to individuals, couples and families. With over 12 years experince 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 have experience in treating individuals, couples, veterans, juvenile delinquents, and groups. My specialties include: distance counseling ( video confereneing & tele-mental health), group therapy for co-occurring disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, addictions, women’s issues, PTSD, relationship difficulties, 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, Solution-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Relapse Prevention and Exposure and Response Prevention.
I believe strongly in my natural ability to instill hope and empower clients to achieve their life goals through self-discovery.
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)