Terri Lucero, Ph.D.

Terri Lucero, Ph.D.

Couples and Individual Therapy

Denver and Northglenn Offices

Areas of Specialization

My current practice is focused almost exclusively on relationship work with individuals and couples. I am passionate about supporting my clients as they navigate through a range of relationship issues and I specialize in providing couples therapy and relationship coaching to pre-committed, pre-marital, committed, and married couples alike. I work collaboratively with you to uncover personal roadblocks that may be sabotaging your relationship efforts, and help you develop skills, attitudes, and strategies for finding and sustaining fulfillment in love.

I also enjoy working with singles/individuals who are going through significant relationship challenges and changes (newly committed/married, divorce/break-ups/remarriage). Singles: if you’re wondering why your history is full of failed relationships or why seemingly promising relationships have ended – I can help! My training in Conscious Dating relationship coaching has been invaluable in helping singles find lasting love.

Professional Background

I am a licensed psychologist with over 15 years of professional experience helping my clients find effective solutions for life’s most difficult challenges. I earned my M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Auburn University and have been a Colorado licensed psychologist since 1999. After graduating, I completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology and have provided psychological and neuropsychological assessment, individual and couples psychotherapy, and consultation services to adolescents, adults and organizations in a wide range of settings. More recently, I completed training in relationship coaching for singles and couples through the Relationship Coaching Institute, as well as Level 1 training in Gottman Method Couple Therapy through the Gottman Institute. I now consider myself a “Gottman Groupie” as I am convinced that Gottman’s research-based approach is the most accessible and effective way of working with the complex issues that couples often present with in treatment. In the spring of 2013 I was fortunate enough to be one of relatively small group of professionals around the world to receive training to be Gottman Seven Principles Program Educators. That training is the basis for my couples workshop offerings. I am a lifelong learner who values ongoing training and education and I incorporate the latest, most effective methods into my work with clients. I am committed to using methods of working with singles and couples that are research-based and have strong evidence of positive outcomes with clients struggling with relationship issues.

Before I went into private practice and founded Conscious Connections (formerly Integrative Health Solutions) in 2010, I served as the director of the counseling center at the University of Denver for several years, where I worked extensively with undergraduate, graduate, and law students as well as faculty and staff. Early in my career, I had the amazing opportunity to live and work in Auckland, New Zealand from 2001-2002, where I was a neuropsychologist in a major hospital.

Personal Life

Having a work-life balance is important to me and I spend most of my free time with my family. I am a dedicated swim and soccer mom to my daughter and son. Having coached both of my children in soccer for many years, I hung up my whistle and now cheer from the other sideline. I am also a USA Swimming Certified Stroke and Turn Official and spend many a weekend day at local swim meets. I love to cook, read mostly to keep up with my professional interests, and take refuge in listening to a wide range of music genres. I also enjoy plenty of “down” time with my husband and my two children, who keep life interesting.