Lucy Swank is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She employs a flexible, eclectic, and idiographic approach, highlighting individual strengths to empower her clients throughout their recovery process. Lucy works with adult and adolescent individuals and couples in her practice. She is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for those struggling with chronic emotion dysregulation and Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy for those seeking treatment for trauma. Her experience is rooted in other modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI). Lucy has a special interest in how attachment style impacts adult relationships and incorporates attachment theory into her practice. Her areas of expertise include relationship issues, life transitions, complex trauma, and emotional instability.
Lucy holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Columbia University in New York, NY with a specialty in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology & Economics from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA. While at Columbia University Lucy completed the DBT Training Program and Lab under the supervision of Dr. André Ivanoff, President of Behavioral Tech. Lucy completed her intensive DBT training in 2017 with Randy Wolbert & Gwen Abney-Cunningham at Columbia University. In 2019 Lucy completed her basic training in Somatic and Attachment Focused EMDR through the Personal Transformation Institute with Tyler Orr in Monterey, CA. Lucy is an active member of EMDR International Association (EMDRIA).
Lucy has experience working in Residential, Partial Hospitalization, and Outpatient settings as a Primary Therapist. Lucy worked as a Program Therapist at Clearview Treatment Programs in Los Angeles, CA for over three years in the Outpatient Program where she conducted both individual sessions and group therapy. In addition, she sat on a multidisciplinary DBT consultation team. At Clearview, Lucy worked with families and loved ones by heading and facilitating the Family Connections Program which brought families together four weekends a year to receive pscyhoeducation and skills. Prior to licensure, Lucy worked as a DBT intern at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, CT where she provided individual psychotherapy, sat on a multidisciplinary DBT consultation team, and co-lead DBT skills groups. Lucy is currently a member of Dr. Wallach’s comprehensive DBT Team as a primary DBT therapist and also a DBT skills leader, as well as a therapist in her private practice within Dr. Wallach’s group practice.