Allegra Lucas has a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and over ten years of experience working as a clinician and group facilitator in the non-profit sector. Allegra has served various populations including Women in Recovery, Single mothers and their children for family therapy as well as at risk youth in SFUSD.
Allegra has been in private practice in the bay area for three years. She provides therapy for adult individuals who suffer from emotional distress, anxiety, depression, grief, substance use or abuse, trauma, and other life challenges. She also provides couples counseling for premarital couples, couples who struggle with communication, infidelity, trust, stress related disconnection, in addition to sex and intimacy issues.
Allegra has a very authentic presence. She will gently attune to you naturally and allow you to guide the session to the areas where you are ready to grow and develop. She also can evoke a more directive approach when she feels you will benefit from more structure. Allegra uses a largely psychodynamic approach placing emphasis on the therapeutic relationship while she draws on cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, somatic approaches and emotionally focused therapy in her work with couples. Allegra also has advanced training in expressive Arts and drama Therapy. She has a special interest in dismantling shame in women and adolescent girls and is invested in anti-oppression work with those who identify as people of color, LGBTQQ2-S or any intersection there of.