Intentional Therapy  .  Marital and Relationship Counseling  . Traditional Psychological Services

About Doctor Lucas

Listening is a magnetic and strange
thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward.
When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.

- Karl Menninger

Lauren Lucas, Ph.D., is a widely recognized and respected psychologist practicing in Jacksonville, Florida.

She is engaged in helping others lead more fulfilling lives through the affirmative process of Intentional Therapy as well as through traditional psychological services.  With an unusual depth of experience, she has a wealth of insight for countless issues and life concerns. 

With more than 20 years’ experience, she has served as a clinician and department head in the Community Mental Health Center, University Hospital (now Shands Jacksonville), where she co-authored a successful National Institute of Mental Health grant for at-risk mothers, and evaluated infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, following their progress until school entry.

While at University Hospital, Dr. Lucas developed outreach programs for more than 2,000 de-institutionalized mental health patients for the State of Florida and managed their treatment protocols.  There she also had an active forensic practice evaluating persons for competency to stand trial and consulting on a number of sanity issues.

Dr. Lucas acted as Director of Psychological Services for the neurology group, Southeastern Neuroscience Institute, for five
years.  While there she consulted in the interdisciplinary practice of pain management and provided psychological support for
clients dealing with chronic pain. Dr. Lucas has also authored coursework on the treatment of chronic pain for mental health professionals (view the course).

As a private practitioner, Dr. Lucas helps people reach their fullest potential; in becoming what they envision.  Her focus on Intentional Therapy combines keen insight with experienced guidance to help you shape a definition of tomorrow and help you uncover your capacity for getting there.