I’m Mary Lucas (she/her/they), a registered clinical counsellor working in the traditional territories of the Lekwungen Peoples, now known as Victoria, BC. I offer individual counselling to adults for a range of concerns including stress and anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, self-esteem, relationships, communication, and personal growth. I work collaboratively to enhance and increase self-awareness, connection, self-compassion, and peace. I am strongly committed to improving the mental health of individuals and our broader community through my work and advocacy.
My approach is person-centered, combining elements of Cognitive Therapy (CT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), psychodynamic therapy and mindful self-awareness. I draw on these skills and techniques to facilitate therapeutic experiences that will meet the unique needs and goals of each person. In the session, I work to create a space that is grounded in respect, trust, safety, acceptance and empathy. I encourage openness and curiosity as we explore emotions, desires and meaning.
My education includes a BA in Art History and Literature, an MA in History in Art, and an MA in Counselling Psychology. I’ve completed over 100 hours of clinical supervision and am registered through the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. My additional training includes Crisis and Suicide Assessment and Intervention (ASIST Certification), Motivational Interviewing (MI), grief therapy, and Somatic Attachment Therapy.
I am proud to be an associate of Jude Marleau, who provides supervision and mentorship for my counselling work. I offer a 30-minute free consultation, and in-person and remote sessions.