Psychologist

Dr. Renee DeBoard-Lucas is a licensed psychologist with over 15 years of experience treating trauma and anxiety in children, teens, and adults. She is nationally certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and has experience implementing Prolonged Exposure therapy. Dr. DeBoard-Lucas also provides Exposure and Response Prevention and Habit Reversal Training for OCD and Tic Disorders. She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Marquette University. She completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship and then served as a staff psychologist in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. DeBoard-Lucas has authored peer-reviewed articles and book chapters related to children’s experiences with trauma as well as mental health needs among refugees and immigrants. She also enjoys providing clinical supervision to trainees. Her research interests include children’s perceptions of intimate partner violence and family conflict, as well as resilience in the context of these stressors. Dr. DeBoard-Lucas’ has also taught courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. She has also served as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education at the University of Maryland.

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