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Luciana Smalls, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Parenting issues Self esteem, Motivation
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About me

I am a Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor in South Carolina with over 8 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







Professional experience

8yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Parenting issues Self esteem, Motivation

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Divorce and separation, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Multicultural Concerns, Postpartum Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Women's issues, Workplace issues

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

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

SC LPC 7774

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.

Ms. Smalls is a great listener. She is able to relate my spirituality with my goals. Attentive, kind, humble , and thoughtful describes her.

Written on Jul 01, 2024 after therapy with Luciana for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Luciana is an amazing listener and very intuitive. She was able to help me begin to identify issues in a clear manner starting at our very first session.

Written on Mar 03, 2024 after therapy with Luciana for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

I feel very at ease when talking with Luciana

Written on Jan 11, 2024 after therapy with Luciana for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and career difficulties

I am thankful to have met Ms. Smalls. I am grateful for her gentle , kind, and loving expert advice. She is everything I could have hoped for and more. She is a blessing when I needed it most.

Written on Dec 27, 2023 after therapy with Luciana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Thanks a lot to luciana who was always present, checking on me and giving me wisely advises. Motivating me to analyze the situation from a different perspective . And a positive way.

Written on Sep 03, 2023 after therapy with Luciana for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Luciana has helped me to empower myself and take control of my mental health. Luciana’s caring and honest communication taught me how to address my anxieties and the knowledge and techniques I can use to overcome them. I am so grateful for her guidance and always looking forward to our weekly sessions.

Written on Jul 29, 2023 after therapy with Luciana for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes