Welcome to Lucie's Website

Lucie Hemmen, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience working with adults, young adults, teens, and couples.  She has a private practice in Santa Cruz, California. She is also an author of three books, Parenting a Teen Girl, The Teen Girl Survival Guide, and The Teen Girl Anxiety Survival Guide.

Her latest book, The Teen Girl Anxiety Survival Guide will be available in February 2021.

Psychotherapist in Private Practice in Santa Cruz, CA.

“Therapy can feel like combing through emotional tangles leading to a freeing of life force energy previously experienced as heaviness. Becoming excellent at noticing, honoring, and working with emotions connects people better with themselves, with other people, and with life itself.” - Lucie

ADULTS

Adults come to therapy for all kinds of reasons: a life transition, challenge, or loss, a new beginning, or a pattern that just no longer serves. With the external world keeping most adults moving as fast as they can to keep up, therapy offers a place to slow down and reflect; to think and feel deeply about one’s life.

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TEENS

If it seems like being a teen is harder than it used to be, it is! Teens today are faced with pressures previous generations never experienced and it takes a toll. Dr. Lucie values creating space for teens to unpack their lives, learn deeply about themselves, and create solid coping skills that support them into adulthood.

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COUPLES

Within our intimate relationships, we experience our greatest fulfillment as well as our greatest challenges. Dr. Lucie enjoys helping couples create skills to deeply speak, listen, and connect with one another. Whether couples come to therapy because of a crisis in the relationship or whether they come with a desire to dismantle patterns that no longer work, most couples benefit from giving their relationship a special time and space for contemplation.

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Conveniently Located

Conveniently located In the heart of Santa Cruz, CA. The Branciforte Plaza is a historic landmark, known for it's spectacular architecture and delightful gardens.

Testimonials

“I cannot begin to describe what Lucie has done for me; I would go so far as to say she saved my life. Her compassion, kindness, and therapeutic genius pulled me from the depths of depression into a life in which I feel free, happy, and able to control my emotions.”

Adriana B. 

Santa Cruz, CA.

“Dr. Lucie Hemmen has a gift for working with teens.  We began consulting with her when our children were young adolescents, and she provided excellent advice. I am not given to hyperbole, but I must say that Lucie's support and wisdom were invaluable.

N.V.

Santa Cruz, CA.

"Every interaction I've ever had with Lucie has uplifted my spirit and soothed my soul. The wisdom she offers is truly priceless. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking clarity on their journey through life!!!"

Andrea H.

Santa Cruz, CA.

“When I was in crisis, I always got the feeling she did everything in her power to accommodate me and care for me.  She wanted to hear my goals for therapy and tracked them throughout making sure I was getting what I wanted. I feel great and grateful and would recommend Lucie as the go-to psychologist for anyone wanting help.”

Cali S. 

Santa Cruz, CA.

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