Warrenton Office Providers
Natalia Lueck, Ma, lpc (Warrenton office)
Mrs. Natalia Lueck received her Master's in Professional Counseling from Argosy University in Washington, D.C. in 2006 and has been licensed to practice as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia since 2009. Mrs. Lueck has completed specialized training in Ego State Therapy for the treatment of complex trauma through the Center for Healing and Imagery in McLean, VA, training in hypnotherapy as an adjunct to mental health counseling with Dr. Eric Willmarth, current president of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH), and is in the process of obtaining her certification in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She provides individual, couples, and family counseling in English and Spanish to adolescents (14+) and adults.
Deborah vara, ma, resident in counseling (warrenton office)
My name is Deborah Vara and I am a native of Northern Virginia. I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Kansas State University and started working in the government field, which lasted 15 years. After 10 years of working in jobs that did not fit my passion, as well as, several life altering events, I decided to venture back to school to achieve my Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. In May 2019, I graduated with my Masters from Walden University (online). My passion is to help guide clients through their own obstacles in life. I have worked with a variety of client populations including adults, adolescents, couples, and families. I have experience working with clients who have anxiety, depression, bipolar, trauma, anger, personality disorders, career change, divorce, adjustment issues, and marital difficulties to name a few. The main theories I use in my counseling are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Person-Centered, and Reality/Choice Therapy. I enjoy spending time with my family (husband, daughter, and my boxer), getting exercise, hiking, trail riding, and reading a good book. I bring a lot of knowledge in different areas of my life to In Luck Counseling, and hope to challenge, guide, and inspire you to achieve your goals and healing.
angelica bigsby, ma, resident in counseling, atr-provisional (warrenton and fairfax offices)
“Stepping onto a brand-new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation, which is not nurturing to the whole person.” ― Maya Angelou
More often than not, life experiences, changes, and trauma can occur without rhyme or reason, making it difficult to understand these events much less talk about them. Art Therapy provides clients with a unique therapeutic experience that can challenge one's preconception of treatment. According to the American Art Therapy Association, Art Therapy is an integrative mental health and human services profession that enriches the lives of individuals, families, and communities through active art-making, creative processes, applied psychological theory, and human experience within a psychotherapeutic relationship. To learn more, go to https://arttherapy.org/about/. Prior artistic experience and training is not necessary to participate in the Art Therapy session.
As a member of the American Art Therapy Association, specializing in trauma-focused, person-centered, multicultural, positive psychology, and mindfulness practices, I strive to assess all my clients to reach their full potential while also focusing on their strengths. I have worked with a variety of clients as young as five years old struggling with depression, self-esteem, bullying, impulsivity, and anger concerns. Utilizing Art Therapy with my clients has given their pain tangibility and led them to become active participants in the therapy process. My dedication to providing client-centered care has given me the advantage to connect with clients, thus, allowing me to establish lasting rapport to jump-start the journey to self-discovery and resilience for the client.
Art has been my passion for over two decades. It challenges me to learn new Art techniques. This passion for Art manifested when I graduated from The University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Studies (Art Education) and a double minor in Counseling and Psychology. I earned my Master of Arts from The George Washington University in Art Therapy. As a Texas transplant, I have fallen in love with Virginia, especially the fall and winter months. My hobbies include caring for my succulents (plants) and traveling. Currently, I am on a journey to become a fully licensed counselor (LPC) with the state of Virginia under the supervision of Mary Ellen Ruff, MA. LPC, ATR-BC, and Natalia La Maestra Lueck, MA. LPC.