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Lucy McLellan(She/Her/Hers)

(She/Her/Hers)
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
New YorkMaineRhode IslandWisconsin
Attachment issues-Body image-Parenting- Relationship issues- Trauma-Women's issues-

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Professional statement

Lucy McLellan is a licensed counselor and creative arts therapist. She offers Relationship Therapy to couples and individuals struggling to make sense of their ability to connect and sustain relationships.

Lucy is a trauma expert who is grounded in attachment theory. She guides clients to a deeper understanding of how early life experiences impact our ability to give and receive love, shaping relationship patterns for years to come. Lucy is somatically-oriented and has a deep respect for lessons the body has to teach us about adaptations to suffering and resilience.

Lucy is a certified provider of Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) the Safe & Sound Protocol (Polyvagal Theory), and Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). She is a member of the Embodied Recovery Institute, an eating disorder recovery model that embraces the role that the body plays in treatment.

Lucy weaves together her extensive training and clinical experience into a practice that embraces the broad intersection of her clients’ experiences, including gender violence, maternal mental health, intentional parenting, body justice, sex positivity, and trauma recovery and psychoeducation.

Lucy’s style in sessions is warm and collaborative. She deeply values the role of humor in creating a sense of trust, believing that recovery in relationships often begins in the therapy space. Lucy is deeply creative and often employs expressive techniques as a means by which to optimize transformation and healing.


Message to clients

Relationships are hard. As humans, we are hard-wired to connect. Our ability to communicate our needs as infants ensures our survival. Adulthood, it seems, is not quite as simple.

Whether you are seeking relationship therapy as a couple or as an individual, welcome. Many of us have early life experiences that continue to shape our capacity for love and connection for decades to come. These attachment patterns can feel knotty and impossible to untangle without the support of a professional who has both experience and an outside perspective. Enter me! My goal is not to adjudicate the “who said what” of relationship conflict but instead to help you explore your attachment styles and learn what no longer protects or serves you in relationships.

I come to this work as a fellow human living in our deeply complicated world. There is no denying the impact of external influences on the relationships we’re in. Identity politics, cultural biases, mental health issues, post-pandemic isolation and anxiety, parenting styles, environmental chaos and our larger political systems all take a toll on our capacity to embrace one another wholehearted ways. Our work together will explore external influences as well as those unique to your relationship history and experiences. All are worthy of compassion.


Work and Education

Years of Experience: 20 years

Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center, Mental Health Specialist
FLYY, Clinical Director
University of Wisconsin - Psychiatry, Maternal Mental Health Therapist
Canopy Center, Sexual Abuse Therapist

New York University, MA Drama Therapy, 2004

Licensure

Wisconsin: 6037-125 - Rhode Island: MHC01523 - New York: 013458 - Maine: CC5701

Languages

English

Specialties

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

Body image - Development of skills for handling negative thoughts about physical appearance; building habits of more positive self-talk and self-perception.

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Insurance

Lucy McLellan is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$175 (60min)
  • Couples sessions:$225 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week