Claudine Lucena, MA, LMFT-Associate, LPC-Intern
Supervised by Brad Kennington, MA, LMFT-S, LPC-S
Claudine holds a Master of Arts in Counseling degree from St. Edward's University, with a dual concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Counseling. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin, focusing on family relationships and child development. Claudine has additional background with children and adolescents on the autism spectrum, having worked as an ABA Therapist in the Austin area for five years. Claudine has received advanced training and experience from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy as a part of the Minority Fellowship Program.
Claudine works with individuals, couples, and families on a variety of presenting issues. She has a passion for working with multicultural concerns, immigrant and first-generation American families, young adult issues, women's issues, teens and parents, relational concerns, life transitions, chronic illness or medical issues, concerns related to gender and sexuality, and couples and families impacted by autism.
Claudine approaches therapy with the aim of building an atmosphere of trust, safety, and non-judgement. Believing that the client is the expert on their own lives, Claudine's hope is to explore their story, delve into emotions that may be lying under the surface, and foster an authentic connection. Working in collaboration with her clients, Claudine seeks to offer a space where individuals, couples, and families may better understand the patterns that reverberate throughout their lives and in their relationships. While validating their experience and encouraging their strengths, Claudine hopes to partner with clients to help them work through the obstacles they face.