Lucy Wallace is an Associate Marital and Family Therapist (AMFT) registered by the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS # 121771) and who works alongside Dr. Jennifer Shapiro. Lucy earned her B.A. in Psychology and English at Boston College, and her M.A. in Marital Family Therapy at the University of San Diego. Lucy completed her practicum training at the UCSD Center for Healthy Eating and Activity Research (CHEAR) outpatient and partial hospitalization programs. Lucy’s clinical experience includes working with families, children, adolescents, and adults struggling with eating disorders, including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (AFRID), and Unspecified Feeding or Eating Disorders. Lucy practices from a strength-based perspective, using evidence-based treatments and coping skills to help clients manage their eating disorder thoughts and behaviors, body image issues, and co-morbid mood disorders.
Lucy also believes in managing eating disorder symptoms from a systemic perspective, understanding that the eating disorder oftentimes affects the individual and her/his interpersonal relationships, and that support from others has a profound impact on treatment and recovery
I love spending time in the ocean sailing, surfing, and swimming. I grew up in a large family of competitive sailors, and it is something I still love to do with family and friends today. I also enjoy planning and organizing fun “game days” at the beach or in the park as a way to have fun and get a bit competitive with friends. Travel is huge passion of mine; I spent some of my childhood living overseas and jump at any opportunity to explore a new place and experience different cultures.