Lacey Brunner

Lacey Liedtke Brunner, LCDC, LPC-A, LMFT-A

Supervised by Dr. Jerry Terrill, LPC-S, LMFT-S


My Mission:

My mission is to walk alongside children, teens, and adults as you make sense of your feelings and experiences. I use a holistic approach that comprises a bio-psycho-social-spiritual perspective. Simply put, I focus on your physical, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being. I recognize that we as human beings are complex and multidimensional, and various factors contribute to our overall functioning and quality of life. Together, we will explore how these factors affect you. 


My Focus:

I serve children, teens, and adults, and I also lead group therapy. I treat a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, grief, addiction, career, direction, interpersonal struggles, and more. I want to help you envision your hopeful future story. In the words of Brené Brown, “When we deny the story, it defines us. When we own the story, we can write a brave new ending.”


My Experience:

While a student at Houston Graduate School of Theology, I completed my practicum and internships at the Menninger Clinic, serving in the chaplaincy department. In this role, I led group therapy aimed at helping patients discover what they value and how those values add meaning to their lives. I also led grief groups in which we learned about the types of grief, stages of grief, and the tasks of grief as a means of processing grief. 


My Technique:

I counsel using both CBT and DBT principles. From a CBT perspective, I impart the idea that thoughts impact feelings and feelings impact behavior. Thus, reframing your thoughts can help alleviate anxiety and improve your quality of life. From a DBT perspective, I incorporate mindfulness, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress tolerance. I am also a trainee at the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies learning additional methods that help unlock the past, inform the present, and expand the future.


About Me:

I am a native Houstonian and graduated with a BA in Spanish from the University of Texas at Austin. Following graduation, I moved to Washington, DC where I volunteered on a Presidential campaign, then stayed for jobs at the White House and the State Department. As a White House staffer, I also guided tours which led me to pursue interior design. However, my passion has always been counseling. I am married to my husband from Midland, Texas, and we have a bright, fun-loving daughter and a sports-fanatic son.



M.A. – Counseling (LPC/LMFT track), 2022, Houston Graduate School of Theology

B.A. – Interior Design, 2010, The Art Institute of Houston

B.A. – Spanish, 2004, The University of Texas at Austin


Areas of Specialty:

Children, Adolescents, Adults. Strong Interest Inventory Certified.

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