Luciene Ehlert is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, holding credentials as a Certified Addictions Professional and as an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She has experience and training in behavior issues, family/parenting issues, relationships, addiction, and mental illness. She is trilingual and can provide therapy in Portuguese, Spanish, and English.
Luciene has experience working with individuals, children and families with mental health and substance use disorders, helping them overcome stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship difficulties, trauma, self-esteem, adjustment challenges and loss or grief. Her passion is to guide clients to become aware of the self-limiting belief systems that prevent them from living happy, healthy and balanced lives and to inspire them to make positive changes.
Luciene’s approach is strength-based, aimed on amplifying the natural resiliencies in the people she serves. She works in collaboration with her clients to explore their strengths, which in turn will give them empowerment to embrace their journey in recovery. She focus on assisting the clients to identify the underlying issues that cause them to struggle with addiction and helping them to overcome these issues, while acquiring purposeful direction, motivation and the development of independence. Luciene recognizes that each person is unique and therefore needs individualized counseling strategies that will provide the best outcome for their own needs.