About Dr. Lucchesi
Dr. Lucchesi is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in Weston, Fl. She is originally from Venezuela, but has lived in the United States for more than thirty years. She provides services in both English and Spanish.
Dr. Lucchesi completed her undergraduate degree with a major in Psychology and a minor in Sociology at the University of Florida in 1994. She received her Master's (1997) and Doctoral degrees (2001) in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University.
During her doctoral training, Dr. Lucchesi worked in mental health community centers and specialized schools programs. She also served as a research and program coordinator for programs investigating the effect of trauma in children and adolescents and the use of psychodynamic psychotherapy in seriously emotionally disturbed adults. She completed her internship at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, and received post-doctoral training at the Institute for Child and Family Health in Miami, Florida. She also worked as a psychologist for the Miami-Dade Public School System. Dr. Lucchesi has been in private practice first in Miami Beach and then in Weston, Florida since 2005.
Specializing in Anxiety and Depression Treatment
Dr. Lucchesi specializes in treating anxiety conditions from acute stress reactions, panic attacks, excessive worries, generalized anxiety , separation anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety and other medical-related anxious states.
Dr. Lucchesi has always maintained a strong interest in understanding the crossroads between mental health, culture, race, and ethnicity. She has sought additional didactic and practical training in issues related to the experience of immigrants in the United States, and the effect of the experience of immigration in the acculturation process and overall mental health adjustment of Latinos and other minority groups.
All of us, at any point in our lives, go through periods of suffering and disequilibrium and may need professional support to explore our inner world, seek alternatives and solutions, regain track of our lives, and achieve a more flexible and balanced state of mind. Life transitions affect everybody from the adolescent adjusting to high school or undecided on a college major career, to the recently married, divorced or widowed adult, or to the family who is experiencing a new culture.
Dr. Lucchesi has been trained extensively in diverse therapeutic modalities to help improve their clients' sense of well being and alleviate the anxiety and depressive states that may accompany these transitions in life.
Dr. Lucchesi has the specialized knowledge and training to treat different types of depression from a depressive state related to a recent loss (i.e. separation, divorce, loss of a job), dealing with a chronic stressor (i.e taking care of a family member with a chronic illness) to more chronic depression diagnoses.
Evaluations & Assessments
Dr. Lucchesi conducts intellectual evaluations for entrance into the Gifted programs. She is strongly familiar with the public school system process and requirements.