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 as a human services professional. I have experience working with a diverse population in diverse environments with clients that have challenges with infidelity, depression, anxiety, adoption, relationship issues, parenting, changes in life, ADHD, ODD, foster care, and addiction.
I have experience working with couples via telehealth and in person. Working with couples is challenging, rewarding, and refreshing. When working with couples, I found it is important to be open minded and get both parties engaged to work as one unit. The exchange of bringing two individuals together to work on one goal means gaining an understanding of both individuals backgrounds, culture, and values. I like using the Imago therapy to increase communication to gain a deeper understanding. I teach couples effective interventions to identify triggers, challenges, life changes, and finding simple long-term solutions.
Thank you in advance for allowing me to assist you on your journey!
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Parenting issues
- Anger management
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 , Communication Problems , Divorce and Separation , Family Problems , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LPC #7774 (Expires: 2023-08-31)
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 ReGain might be different.
So understanding and compassionate. For the first time, I feel like I can be 100% authentic with a Councelor.
I knew after our first session that I really like Luciana. She’s very knowledgeable and isn’t afraid to call you out when it’s needed. I like that she’s not just a passive therapist and picked up on our main issues right away. Definitely recommend Luciana!
The few sessions we have had with Luciana seems to be going well. I appreciate her approach and willingness to accommodate our schedule. She seems to have grasp quickyly our issues and personalities. I look forward to our next session with her.
Within 45 minutes of our first session, Luciana had pinpointed the exact issue we are having with one of our children in crisis and was already working to help us find ways to adjust to her needs.
She is so awesome, Genuine and respectful. She lets you talk Then processes what you say, and makes sure she understands completely. She had no problem calling you out, when necessary, in a non conflicting manner. I want to recommend her to two friends.
Luciana is an effective compassionate and flexible therapist . I would recommend her to anyone who needs a therapist. She is excellent.
I’ve only talk to her once for my experience was great
Really friendly and helped us feel comfortable talking about our issues with another person. We learned so much and are so thankful Luciana was there during this rough patch of life!
She has done well at looking at both sides of communication challenges rather than focusing on one side
After our first session with Luciana, we quickly new that this was a great investment for our marriage. She is a great listener and takes the time to ask questions that open up communication between the three of us. I can’t recommend her enough.
My husband and I have thoroughly enjoyed our sessions with Luciana Smalls. Even just in our initial few sessions, we've made good progress in communicating and understanding each other better, and have learned good tools to help us through conflicts. She's also aided our personal growth as well, so we can become stronger for each other. Prior to Ms. Smalls, both of us were actually hesitant about counseling due to bad prior experiences, but now we actually look forward to meeting with her. Ms. Smalls listens very well and gives solid, practical advice and tactics for improvement that actually make a difference. Cannot recommend her enough!
Luciana is a wonderful, caring and knowledgeable therapist. I feel comfortable sharing and engaging with her and trust her. A pleasure to work with!