Santa Cruz Psychologist & Author: Lucie Hemmen, Ph.D.

Lucie Hemmen, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice in Santa Cruz, California.  She is also an author of two books, Parenting a Teen Girl, written for parents and The Teen Girl Survival Guide, written for teen girls. She is currently working on her third book geared toward supporting teens struggling with anxiety.

For the past 20 years, Lucie has worked with individuals of all ages as well as couples and families. In addition to working with issues such as relationship stress, depression, anxiety, and grief, Lucie has a specialty in trauma and the use of EMDR.

“While I love working with all kinds of different clients and issues, I have developed a specialty in working with teens that was totally unintentional. After finishing my education over 20 years ago, I was hired at Youth Services as a counselor in their clean and sober high school. It was there that I received a crash course in working with teenagers – and quickly grew to love them. When my daughters became teens, I was so immersed that it made sense to write a book to share my ideas and observations.”

Lucie is committed to promoting healthy teen development by working with teens, their parents, and their communities.

“Most clients, and most people in general, feel better as they learn better ways to cope, communicate, engage in life and love, and expand their humanity.  I consider myself forever in the process of learning and improving myself as a person and as a professional.  Healing and expanding our humanity makes life rich and fulfilling.”

~ Lucie Hemmen, Ph.D.