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
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
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.
Associate Professional Counselor, NCC, CRC, APC
Matthew holds a MS in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling by Georgia State University. He brings a lot of interpersonal expertise in working with the LGBTQI+ community and people with disabilities or chronic illness.
If you’re struggling with your emotions, talking to a trained professional that you connect with is important. I’m Matthew Reeves; I’m an Atlanta-based psychotherapist and rehabilitation counselor. Every day, I strive to bring tangible, positive change to my clients’ lives. I work for you, so my first objective is to truly “get” you. I offer grounded, goal-centered counseling based on my respect for you, your complexity, and your capacity to grow and heal. I’ll work with you to transform pain to strength, challenge to wisdom, isolation to connection, and turbulence to peace.
Many flowery words have been written to describe the counseling experience, and much of it I wholeheartedly agree with. At the end of the day, though, I work for you. My job is to use professional skills to help you navigate through the issues you bring to our sessions. I welcome all clients, including members of the LGBTQI+ community, those pained by spiritual or religious experiences, people dealing with the impacts of trauma, and those with physical disabilities or chronic illness. Regardless of your specific concerns, we will work together to transform pain into strength. It would be my privilege to serve you.