Marilyn Lucas

Marilyn LucasMy passion for helping others began soon after my personal experience of benefitting from the counseling experience myself. As a result I know firsthand what making just a few adjustments in one’s life can bring. 

At this point in my life I have much life experience, education and training in counseling, as well as almost a decade of experience working in the field of addiction. My personal life experiences include much diversity and because of working with clients that struggle with addiction my scope of diversity was greatly increased. Because of this I have had the opportunity to assist others in improving all areas of their life.

I have ran a wide range of groups that includes IOP, Relapse Prevention, Anger Management, Woman’s, LGBT, and co-facilitated Domestic Abuse support groups. I have also been providing individual and couples counseling.  I use the counseling approaches of CBT (Cognitive Behavioral), RET (Rational Emotive), Person Centered, SFBT 
(Solution Focused Brief), and MI (Motivational Interviewing) therapies.

I firmly believe that everyone is able to change and grow positively. This change and growth is possible no matter what their present circumstances are or what their past may have included. I do believe that some may have more work to do as a result of their past circumstances and past and/or present environment. By changing a few simple ways of thinking and behaving one’s quality of life can greatly improve.

As I look back over my own life I have found that my biggest struggles came when I left God and others  out of my decision making process. My most meaningful achievements and times in my life have been when I allowed God to guide me and be included in the plan. I believe God places others in our paths to help us along our journey.

I see one of the main purposes of counseling as assisting clients in becoming aware of issues that may deter their growth and reduce their positive interactions with others. I think many lack needed coping skills that can be learned. I think it is important to learn from one’s experiences to keep from repeating them in the future.

I offer a fresh and unbiased perspective. I am here to listen and work together with you. I believe that by working to improve self, maintaining a positive outlook, being aware of what you think and feel, and by making healthy choices that support your well-being your life can be filled with happiness and contentment.

I bring the unique quality to work with a very diverse clientele and provide fresh insights into your issues. I work to challenge and motivate you. By making often only minor changes one can regain balance of mind, body, and soul while working towards achieving peace, tranquility, and serenity.  

Credentials: LMHC, LAC, MCCA

Specialties:
• Coping Skills
• Self Esteem
• Relationship Issues
• Codependency
• Addiction
• Anger Management
• Behavioral Issues
• Divorce
• Drug Abuse
• Grief 

• Sexual Abuse
• Substance Abuse
• Alcohol Abuse
• Anxiety
• Depression
• Domestic Abuse
• Mild Dual Diagnosis
• Peer Relationships
• Spirituality
• Trauma and PTSD

Religious Orientation: Christian

Age:
Adults (18+)    • Elders (65+)

Modality: 
Individuals   • Couples

Accepted Payment Methods:
Cash, Check, Credit Card, HSA (Health Savings Account)

Accepted Insurance Plans:
Anthem BlueCross and BlueShield
Anthem EAP
Indiana University Health
Community Hospital EAP