Lucy Weisenbeck, MSW, LICSW

lucy@affinitypsych.com

Hi there! I’m so glad you’re here! Finding a therapist can be a bit tricky, and taking the first steps requires vulnerability and courage-both of which you’re rocking!

I’m Lucy (she/her), a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). I am passionate about working with adults of all ages who have experienced/experience anxiety, depression, trauma, disordered eating, low self-esteem, exploring identity, ineffective thought patterns, and navigating relationship and family dynamics.

Outside of my life as a therapist, I’ve officially entered my bird-watching era. My perfect morning includes sipping on a piping hot cup of coffee while relaxing outside watching and listening to the birds. Unpopular opinion, but I find geese to be pretty cute, especially their babies. Other pockets of joy include making crafts, swimming, cooking, and making sure I’m caught up on reality tv shows.

How I Work

My approach is strength-based and client-centered. This means that my priority is to hear your story, get to know you, and help you become the best version of you. I deeply care for all of my clients and am passionate in supporting them to live a more authentic and connected life. You deserve to be heard, seen, and have an opportunity to grow and heal.

I am warm, genuine, transparent, and compassionately direct. I am an empathetic problem-solver, who values our connection and collaboration. Whenever a client chooses to begin their therapeutic journey, I am truly honored to walk alongside them supporting their goals and recognizing all the beautiful aspects that make them unique. I believe that how we talk to ourselves matter and together we can create a new empowering framework.

I use a trauma-informed, holistic approach, utilizing a variety of therapeutic interventions. My lived experience as a queer, cisgendered white woman and my training as a clinical social worker guides my approach along with my experiences working with families in crisis and survivors of abuse. I am trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), a trauma-informed therapy treatment and have witnessed the benefits to this type of treatment.

What Sets Me Apart As a Therapist?

I believe my superpower is being highly attuned and empathetic, allowing you to feel safe to discuss the deep stuff. Clients have informed me that I am kind, attentive, knowledgeable, and that they feel at ease in my presence.

I will never know all the answers, but I strive to stay informed, challenge oppressive systems, and learn additional ways to enhance and empower the lives of my clients.

I look forward to connecting!

Issues I Treat:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Life Changes/Adjustments
  • Relationship Challenges
  • Family of Origin Challenges
  • Parent/Child Relationships
  • Identity Exploration
  • Grief and Loss
  • Stress
  • Self-Esteem
  • Body Image Concerns
  • Anger Management

Populations I Serve:

  • LGBTQIA+
  • Victim/Survivors of Abuse and Trauma
  • Adults of all ages
  • Parents/Caregivers
  • Helping Professionals
  • College Students
  • Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents
  • Neurodiverse individuals

Professional background:

Education

  • Master of Social Work (MSW)-St. Catherine University-University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
  • Bachelor of Science, Special Education-University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Trainings

  • Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Trauma-Informed care for working with Trans and Trans BIPOC Folx
  • Complicated Grief and Loss

Previous Employment

  • Relate Counseling Center (current)
  • Washburn Center for Children
  • Domestic Abuse Project

Licensure

  • Minnesota Board of Social Work, LICSW #28699