Licensed Therapist | LMSW, Brain and Mind and EMDR certified (she/her)
Luciana received her Master’s degree in Social Work with clinical concentration at the University of kansas. With a degree in Psychology she also received a certificate in Brain and Mind, and has been researching the effects of trauma in the brain ever since. Luciana is also fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and welcomes the opportunity to reduce barriers to mental health care for these populations.
Luciana is a highly skilled and compassionate licensed therapist with many years of experience helping individuals overcome challenges, discover their inner strength, and achieve personal growth. With a deep understanding of the human mind and behavior, Luciana utilizes evidence-based therapeutic approaches to create a safe and supportive environment for clients.
Drawing from a diverse range of therapeutic modalities, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and EMDR, Luciana tailors her approach to meet the unique needs of each client. Her integrative and client-centered approach ensures that individuals receive the most effective and personalized care.
Luciana’s expertise extends to various areas, including anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, relationship issues, stress management, grief and life transitions. She possesses a deep understanding of the challenges faced by individuals from different backgrounds and cultures, and they are committed to providing culturally sensitive therapy to foster inclusivity and understanding.
With a warm and empathetic demeanor, Luciana’s mission is to create a non-judgmental space where you will feel heard, validated, and supported. Luciana has a genuine passion for helping clients uncover their strengths, gain insight into their patterns of thinking and behavior, and develop practical strategies to navigate life’s challenges.
Personally, Luciana believes in the transformative power of therapy and has witnessed firsthand the positive impact it can have on individuals’ lives. She am dedicated to empowering clients to achieve their goals, improve their overall well-being, and cultivate meaningful and fulfilling lives. Get Up, Be Raised Up, and Grow!” (Ezekiel 37, John 5, Isaiah 61, Psalm 1)
If you are seeking a therapist who combines expertise, compassion, and a genuine dedication to your well-being, Luciana is here to support you on your journey of self-discovery, growth, and healing.
When Luciana is not seeing clients she loves spending time with her daughters and family, playing tennis or riding horses.
To make an appointment with Luciana, email her at Luciana.firstname.lastname@example.org, call 9137124412 ext 114 or submit our contact form on this site!
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How EMDR is Changing Trauma Treatment
My passion for trauma therapy is an unwavering commitment to alleviating suering and with that in mind I decided to learn more about EMDR and soon after that I got my certification. EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is a powerful therapeutic technique that has helped countless individuals overcome trauma and distress. It involves using bilateral stimulation, such as eye movements, to help process disturbing memories and experiences in a safe and structured way. Neuroscientists affirm that what happens during REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep happens during the EMDR bilateral stimulation. That means that all traumatic memories that were “stuck” in the brain will become “unstuck” and reprocessed allowing us to have a normal and less threatening memory.
For those who have experienced trauma, EMDR can be a life-changing tool that helps them move past painful memories and find healing. It is a gentle yet effective approach that can be tailored to each individual’s unique needs and experiences.
If you or someone you know is struggling with the aftermath of trauma, EMDR may be worth exploring. It can be a challenging process, but the rewards of finding peace and resolution can be immeasurable.
Remember that healing is possible, and I am available to help guide you on your journey towards recovery and teach you how something so small like our brain can hold such a powerful force that will change your life forever. “ Tap that in” – Come and you will understand what that means.