Lucy Katz, LSW
I incorporate a client-centered and strengths-based perspective in all aspects of clinical care. I use a warm, empathic, and thoughtful approach to create meaningful and trusting relationships.
As a therapist, I meet clients where they are at, while also holding space for reflection and insight to move where they want to be. I think about each client as a whole person and consider the way a person interacts with, and is influenced by, his or her environment. I strongly believe every client is the expert of their own lived experience. I am passionate about exploring clients’ emotions, behaviors, and experiences and developing practices and interventions to create meaningful and positive change. I see the relationship between the therapist and client as a collaborative partnership. I aim to create a safe environment for clients to foster resilience and empowerment in their lives. Together, I hope to build awareness, explore values, and create intentional change to cultivate self-growth.
Areas of Expertise & Interest
I enjoy working with adults, adolescents, and children who are experiencing a wide range of mental health challenges and life stressors. I have experience and interest in working with those struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss, chronic health management, addictive behaviors, and navigating challenging life transitions. I have worked with individuals of many different racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.
I integrate a variety of therapeutic modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, solution-focused therapy, and person-in-environment perspective. I implement all therapeutic interventions and techniques rooted in cultural humility, authenticity, and collaboration.
In my free time, I enjoy listening to podcasts, creating nutritious recipes, exploring new coffee shops, taking walks on the 606, and spending time with my husband, family, and friends.
Experience & Training
I am a Licensed Social Worker with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. I graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies and completed additional minors in psychology and counseling. I then received a master’s degree in social work with a mental health concentration at University of Illinois Chicago.
I have worked in a variety of settings, including outpatient behavioral health clinic, inpatient hospital setting, supportive housing program for veterans, non-profit organization, and social services agency for adults living with serious mental health diagnoses and/or disabilities. These experiences have shaped the person I am today and are an intrinsic part of my training and practice as a therapist.
Client Age Range
Age 8 & up