ABOUT LUCE MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
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
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:
Grief and loss
Physical, emotional, sexual abuse
Self-image and self esteem
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
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.