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.
PhD, Licensed Professional Counselor, RPT, NCC
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:
Grief and loss
Physical, emotional, sexual abuse
Self-image and self-esteem
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW (in progress)
Mariangela holds a Master’s of Clinical Social Work from Kennesaw State University and is working towards becoming a Licensed Master of Social Work in the coming months. With a passion for working with underserved communities, she is currently a Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Specialist at a local nonprofit.
Mariangela has experience providing bilingual services to children, adolescents, adults and families through community mental health agencies. She utilizes an eclectic approach to best fit her client’s needs. Mariangela offers support with self-harming behaviors, self-esteem and self-image, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, ADHD, PTSD, emotion regulation, and stress management.
As your therapist, I aim to provide a confidential environment where you feel safe to explore your thoughts, feelings and emotions in a constructive and supportive space. I believe your sessions are for you, and your personal growth is of utmost importance. With the right tools and skills best suited for you, I hope that together we can foster a positive therapeutic alliance and environment for your personal growth.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT, CPCS
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.