My name is Lukas Prokes, and I was born in the Czech Republic. I graduated with a degree in Technical Engineering from a prestigious school in the Czech Republic, but found no fulfillment in this accomplishment. I later moved to the United States to pursue my passion in psychology. I received my Masters Degree in Art Therapy from New York’s School of Visual Arts and Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Los Angeles’ Ryokan College.
My educational and professional experience, background in Human Services, Psychology, Art Therapy, and Clinical Psychology has helped me to integrate didactic material and transform them into an effective practice with people in a variety of settings, backgrounds, and issues.
I understand the responsibilities that are involved when working with children, adolescents and adults. I have served as a child therapist for children with autism, adolescents and adults with a focus on behavior, communication, and self help skills.
I believe that in order to be effective and encourage positive change, a psychologist has to modify their approach to meet the individual needs of their clients. I am proficient at and concentrate on The Humanistic approach, which supports my inner belief that people will strive to reach their full potential if given the opportunity. Through the Psychodynamic approach, I examine and work to help individuals recognize and better understand their interpersonal and relationship patterns, defenses, and the unconscious factors that can obstruct a person’s ability to achieve desired goals. Implementing the Cognitive Behavioral approach benefits clients in therapeutic treatment with thinking patterns and addressing and identifying cognitive distortions, which can lead to anxiety and depression. Unrealistic thoughts, misinterpretation of events and global attributions about individuals based on these events are the main objective throughout this approach.
My goal and passion is to work with people, not only to help them obtain high personal achievement and help others to recognize their potential, but also to realize their abilities, hopes and dreams.