Lucia Haladjian, MA, PhD
Therapist with Empower Counseling
Therapist, writer, & traveler.
I work with women to help identify and process negative beliefs and difficult life experiences so they can better know and love themselves.
I help clients improve unhelpful ways of thinking and acting so they can enjoy being the best version of themselves.
I create room for clients to have better relationships with themselves and others by confronting and destigmatizing mental health issues.
What Sets Lucia Apart as a Counselor in Birmingham, AL
Dr. Lucia Haladjian joined Empower Counseling & Coaching in January 2024. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) at Columbia University Health in Manhattan, New York in August 2021. Thereafter, she worked as a Clinical Psychologist on staff at CPS until August 2023. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at a community mental health clinic, Hamilton-Madison House with a rotation at Gracie-Square Hospital at New York Presbyterian Hospital. She has engaged in clinical and research externships at the Rosemary Furman Counseling Center at Barnard College, Personal Counseling at Brooklyn College and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine.
Dr. Lucia Haladjian completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology at Fielding Graduate University in 2020 and her MA in Clinical Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University in 2013.
Areas of Therapeutic Focus
Dr. Lucia Haladjian has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in partial, inpatient, and outpatient settings.
Her specialized training includes psychodynamic interpersonal and relational therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and cognitive behavioral approaches for individuals coping with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and PTSD. She is especially dedicated to utilizing these approaches to address intergenerational trauma and healing, body image concerns, women’s topics, and interpersonal issues.
Lucia offers in-person and online counseling at Empower Counseling’s Birmingham based clinic. Lucia offers services for:
- Eating and body-image concerns
- Bipolar Disorder
- Women’s issues
- Interpersonal issues
Therapy Provides Hope and a Brighter Future
The therapeutic space is a collaborative one, in which we explore both past and present issues that contribute toward various challenges you might be facing. I offer both short-term supportive and long-term psychodynamic therapy to help identify and work through a wide range of concerns. Lucia’s therapy office at Empower Counseling in Mountain Brook is a safe, non-judgmental space. She is here to empower you to experience life in a more meaningful way through exploration of your view of yourself, how you experience your relationships, and how you interact with the world around you.
More About Lucia
Lucia has worked in the mental health field as a clinician for eight years. Lucia has extensive experience working in many different areas of therapy including individual and group. She has provided community outreach workshops on many topics, including suicide prevention, depression awareness, body image stress, conflict resolution, test anxiety, and stress management.
Prior to working as a therapist in the mental health field, she worked in education and in the art world in both museums and galleries in New York City.
Lucia enjoys traveling and spending time in nature. In her free time, she likes to write, craft and paint. She also loves spending time with her family, including her 5-year old labradoodle.
Counseling for Eating Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, and More…
Lucia is trained in several scientifically proven methods of therapy including DBT and CBT. She knows which therapeutic methods are indicated and most effective based on each individual client’s symptoms and goals. Lucia is also trained and experienced in many different diagnostic assessments, including but not limited to, assessments for ADHD in children and adults. She has extensive professional counseling experience in individual, couples, family, and group therapy. Over the last 3 years, Lucia specialized in serving clients with eating disorders and trauma. Lucia has the education, training, and experience to help many clients experiencing many different issues. She focuses mainly on individual therapy for the following:
- Eating Disorders
- Bipolar Disorder
- Body Image
- Women’s Issues
- Interpersonal and Relationship Issues
Lucia offers in-person and online therapy in Alabama at Empower Counseling’s Birmingham-based counseling clinic.
I want to work with Lucia. What do I do next?
- First, contact Lucia by filling out the short form below.
- Second, get to know your caring and compassionate therapist.
- Finally, start addressing the problems and move toward the life you want for yourself.
Lucia in available for counseling on weekdays and is accepting new clients.
If you would like to make an appointment with Lucia, please complete the form below: