Lucy Swank, LCSW

Assistant Clinical Director | DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified DBT Clinician

Licensed in NY, CA, NJ; CA LCSW 93521

Lucy holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Columbia University in New York, NY with a specialty in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology & Economics from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA. While at Columbia University, Lucy completed the DBT Training Program and Lab under the supervision of Dr. André Ivanoff, President of Behavioral Tech. Lucy completed her intensive DBT training in 2017 with Randy Wolbert & Gwen Abney-Cunningham at Columbia University. Lucy has also completed both her basic training in Somatic and Attachment Focused EMDR through the Personal Transformation Institute and intensive Prolonged Exposure (PE) with Melanie Harned; both treatments targeting PTSD and complex trauma. Lucy is certified through the DBT Linehan Board of Certification as a DBT Provider. 

Lucy enjoys working with couples, integrating both Gottman and DBT for couples techniques, to facilitate communication, provide deeper connection, reinforce the importance of validation, and improve conflict resolution. Lucy weaves attachment theory into her work and helps couples identify relational needs and work towards earning a more secure attachment.

Lucy has experience working in Residential, Partial Hospitalization, and Outpatient settings as a Primary Therapist. Most recently, Lucy was a member of Dr. Suzanne Wallach’s comprehensive SoCal DBT Team. Prior to SoCal DBT, Lucy worked as a Program Therapist at Clearview Treatment Programs in Los Angeles, CA for over three years in the Outpatient Program. Prior to licensure, Lucy worked as a DBT intern at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, CT.

Lucy holds dual licenses in both California and New York.

In her free time, Lucy can be found planning her next trip, arranging flowers, organizing random drawers, attempting to read a new book only to put it down 10 minutes later, eating cupcakes, or running in central park!