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About Me

I am a Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor in South Carolina with over 5 years of experience working as a mental health professional and over 20 years working in the human services field. I have experience working with a diverse population of clients that have challenges with depression, anxiety, adoption, relationship issues, parenting, changes in life, ADHD, ODD, foster care, and addiction.

My therapy style is nurturing, challenging and supportive. It is my passion to assist you with skills and strategies to transform your challenges to strengths. I demonstrate professionalism by treating clients as an individual, being respectful, compassionate, knowledges of different cultures and values, sexual orientation, and identity. My therapy approaches combines cognitive-behavioral and humanistic also using motivational interviewing, mindfulness, narrative therapy, and creative therapy. Each individual with create a treatment plan to address challenges/needs/ goals.

Addressing challenges, making changes, or facing fear is not easy, yet can be rewarding. It takes overcoming fear to transform your life to evolve into the better version of yourself. I am her to equip you with the skills needed to archive your goals. I am excited for you to take the next step.

Thank you in advance for allowing me to assist you








Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
  • Anger management
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #7774 (Expires: 2023-08-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Luciana Smalls. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by D.O. on May 03, 2022 after therapy with Luciana for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

She is extraordinary great person /therapist. I feel safe when speak to her.

Written by B.O. on Apr 07, 2022 after therapy with Luciana for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and grief

I've worked with over 50 therapists in the past for various reasons. I haven't liked many of them. They make me feel like they're just going by a book or check-the-box treatment programs. MS. Smalls makes me feel like she is treating ME with an individual treatment plan and not just going by a book or using the same blanket plan with me that she uses with others. I feel like she listens to me and most importantly like she cares and isn't judging me. I like her therapy very much. I'm satisfied and have recommended Betterahelp to dozens of people. Even people I've just met when the topic arises.

Written by C.H. on Mar 11, 2022 after therapy with Luciana for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Incredibly sincere, approachable, and helpful. Offers real insight and advice. Very comfortable with her.

Written by C.H. on Mar 02, 2022 after therapy with Luciana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

I am so appreciative of having Ms. Smalls as my therapist. She is a great listener who has already helped me to brainstorm through and understand how I'm feeling about my life at the moment. She assigns "homework" for me to work on after our sessions to allow me to dig deeper into my emotions and feelings. Ms. Smalls is very helpful in helping me to put my thoughts and feelings into a slightly different perspective that I may not have considered before. I am really enjoying my sessions with her and hope that I can continue.

Written by H.A. on Feb 23, 2022 after therapy with Luciana for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

I've enjoyed working with Luciana and can't wait to see how it goes in the future.

Written by N.I. on Feb 17, 2022 after therapy with Luciana for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Luciana Smalls is absolutely AMAZING at what she does! No lie, we dove right in, on my first session and its been so fruitful and effective since then. I had a little apprehension with virtual counseling, as I'm a hands on, physical person. But I have been proven completely wrong. Virtual sessions are just as effective and productive as in person sessions. I give Luciana 100/10.

Written by H.E. on Feb 06, 2022 after therapy with Luciana for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Ms. Luciana has been a great support in helping me realign my thoughts so I can stand confidence in who I am. She is also such a warm person and an awesome listener. I would recommend her any day!

Written by L.E. on Feb 04, 2022 after therapy with Luciana for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

She makes me feel like I have known her for a really long time. It is like talking to a friend. She hears me and understands me!

Written by M.E. on Feb 02, 2022 after therapy with Luciana for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Listens with an open mind, not judgmental, had helpful feedv

Written by C.A. on Feb 01, 2022 after therapy with Luciana for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Incredibly insightful, discerning, and wise. Respectfully challenges me and provides a safe space.

Written by I.I. on Jan 28, 2022 after therapy with Luciana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

I have only had one session with Luciana and she has already listened and understood me more than other therapists that I was seeing for months. Highly recommend.

Written by M.A. on Jan 24, 2022 after therapy with Luciana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Luciana is very caring and understands how to make you think out of the box and challenge yourself.

Written by B.E. on Jan 23, 2022 after therapy with Luciana for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Lucian’s is very easy to talk to and a very good listener! She provides very good information and different perspectives. She also stays in constant contact!