Therapist:

Lucinda R. A. Slaughter, MAC, EMT-B, Veteran LPC-Intern

|Supervised by:  Dr. Mee-Gaik Lim, LPC-S, LMFT-S, AAMFT-S|

      Education:

    • St. Edwards University, Austin TX 2015, Masters of Arts in Counseling
    • Simmons College, Boston MA 1997, Bachelors of Arts English and African American Studies

My Counseling Approach:

There are times in everyone’s life when extra support is needed and a safe place to be open and honest is nearly impossible to find.  That is why I believe the most vital elements in a therapeutic relationship are unconditional acceptance and compatibility between therapist and client.  I know the clients I serve are the expert in their life so I create a safe space for personal exploration in an empathetic and non-judgmental environment.  

Many clients wait until they have an urgent concern to see a counselor. When there is this immediate need I generally begin with Solution Focused therapy so my clients can see some immediate relief, while laying a framework for deeper growth through Rational Emotive Behavior therapy or another modality depending on my client’s needs and affinities.

As a Dual Service Military Combat Veteran and spouse of a Combat Veteran I understand that every trauma reaction and path to healing is different. I also worked as a first responder and in suicide prevention for most of my adult life and can approach the tough issues these populations face with understanding and compassion.

By seeing you in your own home, one of our partnering locations or in a convenient natural setting, I hope to help you overcome what can be a major obstacle to beginning counseling.

Areas of Clinical Interest and Focus

Post-Traumatic Stress (Combat or other traumatic experience)

Life Transitions/Adjustment

Racial Identity

Life Coaching & Career Counseling

Gender & Sexuality

Sleep & Insomnia

Veterans

Suicidal Ideation/Suicide Prevention

LGBTQIA+

First Responders

Organizations and Associations:

Texas Counseling Association

Texas Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development

Texas Alamo Region Counseling Association

Austin Group Psychotherapy Society

Texas Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling

Women Marines Association

National Guard Association of Texas