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ABOUT LUCE MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST

 

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC

LUCERO MORSE

As a Multi-Lingual Mental Health Counselor, I've had the opportunity of working with English, Spanish, and Portuguese speaking populations. I've received extensive Play Therapy training and I am about to become a Registered Play Therapist. I specialize in working with Major Depressive Disorder, Trauma, Personality Disorders, ADHD, Reactive Attachment Disorder, Family, and Group relationships. I firmly believe that people can heal through the power of the therapeutic alliance between the client and the therapist, while implementing new skills that will improve their situations.


"The therapist's role is like a mirror where the soul can be explored"- Lucero Morse

Lucero holds a M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Georgia State University. Lucero welcomes adults, children, adolescents, and families parenting group. She offers support with self-harming behavior, attention deficit disorder, divorce, trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, including bereavement, emotional regulation, identity development, and life transition.

 

Associate Professional Counselor, APC

LUCIANA AGUIAR

As a multi-lingual mental health counselor, I have had the opportunity to work with English, Portuguese, and Spanish speaking populations. As a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with mental health concerns impacted by disabilities and chronic health conditions. My mission is to support my clients and their families to improve their quality of life by practicing an integrative approach and viewing individuals from a holistic perspective.


I have worked in a variety of settings, including Centers for Neurosciences and Rehabilitation, School-based Mental Health services, and Community-based Organizations. My areas of expertise include Major Depressive Disorder, Anxiety, Grief, Adjustment Disorders, Mood Disregulation, Stress Management, PTSD in Chronic Medical Conditions, PTSD and Trauma, ADHD, ASD, Neurodevelopmental Delay, and Learning Disabilities. I am client-centered and  committed to offering an age-appropriate approach; I have been trained in play therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma-Focused CBT. 


 I hold an M.S. in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling from Georgia State University. I am a member of the American Counseling Association and achieved Chi Sigma Iota honors. 


To address my clients' needs regarding learning differences and disabilities, I became a Certified Professional Educational Therapist. I also have training in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).

 

PhD, Licensed Professional Counselor, RPT, NCC

VANESSA PLACERES

Emotional health and wellness are essential to living a fulfilling and meaningful life. My goal as your counselor is to stand alongside you through the ups, downs, twists, and turns of life and find meaning-making and community. I believe the foundation of any successful counseling experience starts with the therapeutic relationship and I will work to gain your trust, confidence, and respect through a multiculturally oriented approach towards helping and healing.  


Vanessa has a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Practice from Georgia State University. Additionally, she has two master’s degrees in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, and School Counseling from California State University, Fresno, and Georgia State University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified School Counselor in the state of Georgia in addition to a Registered Play Therapist. She has focused her clinical work on the treatment of children and adolescents and has experience working in community agencies, inpatient rehabilitation centers, and most recently as a high school counselor. 


Her areas of experience include serving clients with:
Depression
Grief and loss
Physical, emotional, sexual abuse
Anxiety
Self-image and self-esteem
Self-harm behaviors

 

Associate Professional Counselor, APC

MELANIE SMITH

Melanie Smith earned her masters degree in Mental Health Counseling at Georgia State University in 2014. Committed to working with students and families from undeserved communities, she currently works as a school counselor in Fulton County. With extensive experience of over ten years within the school systems, she proves a powerful advocate for the improved mental health of adolescents. Melanie utilizes a strength-based approach to counseling believing that we all possess the power to improve our lives regardless of circumstances or past trauma. Her interests and specialties include serving clients with:
Depression
Grief and loss
Physical, emotional, sexual abuse
Anxiety
Self-image and self esteem
Self-harm behaviors
Through the use of expressive therapies such as play, art, music and, movement, clients are able to improve their concept of self and gain a greater understanding of their trials, as well as different ways to overcome them.

 

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC

ALICE HARVEY

Mental and emotional health are an essential part of healthy living. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor providing therapy to children, teenagers, families and parents. I use a strength-based approach to help individuals increase their sense of belonging both in their families and in their environments.

I believe change comes from individuals with help of families and friends. Healthy families and parents are important for children to grow into confident and secure adults. Even though children and teenagers are surrounded by peers, social media and outside influences, parents provide the strongest and longest lasting influence for children.

I hope to help: 1) families' to foster communication, 2) children to develop self-esteem and 3) people to work through difficulties. Whether you or your child are attending counseling because of a traumatic event, struggles with mood, school problems or as a preventative measure for emotional health, my goal is to help you develop life balance.

 

LUCE MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST, LLC

(770) 810-5764

1230 Peachtree St NE
19th Floor, Ste 1955
Atlanta, GA 30309

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