Page updated 12-18-2017
Hello. This is Lucrezia Mangione (the person far right in the picture). It is a privilege to help people make informed choices derived from their own insight through holistic therapy and counseling. It has been a special honor to witness an individual take small steps that create big effects to support their mental health wellness, ease their life transitions and embrace their next level of health and wellness.
Since 2012, I've been counseling in Maryland and licensed by the State Board of Professional Counselors. First as a licensed graduate professional counselor or LGPC, then in 2014 as a licensed clinical professional counselor or LCPC.
I am passionate about helping others reclaim inner strengths and resources for their empowerment and mind-body health. My style is person-centered, strengths based and uses a holistic approach. It's alert and attentive to you.
Why am I a mind-body therapist, too? Before I became a counselor, I worked in the health and wellness field as a massage therapist specializing in Shiatsu and as a Healing Touch practitioner (HTP) and instructor (HTI). Since 1995 I've been in private practice. (These days, I no longer provide Shiatsu as a service.)
My mind-body training began in 1988 when I first learned how to meditate. I was hooked back then and haven't stopped. Since then I've been training in and mastering mind and body practices, mindfulness practices, energy medicine and energy psychology methods for pain and stress relief. I have used them for my own self-care and have incorporated them into my work.
This brings us to the present. My private practice is focused on mental health, holistic therapy and counseling for adults. I have a special interest in
collaboratively and confidentially
with each person striving to assist that person or group in helping themselves to:
My orientation is derived from my values. I work holistically from a whole person perspective and a theoretical orientation that is person-centered, psychodynamic, and strengths-based using an integrative approach. As therapeutically warranted integrating cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), voice dialogue with complementary therapies such as Healing Touch*, Energy Medicine*, Energy Psychology* and mindfulness contemplative practices. These are evidenced-based techniques that are non-invasive. (*sometimes referred to as bioenergy healing therapy and biofield therapy).
As a counselor, I integrate
holistic, dynamic psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy and
voice-dialogue with evidence based complementary therapies of Healing
Touch, Energy Medicine, Energy Psychology and mindfulness contemplative
practices when therapeutically warranted.
As a biofield therapist, I integrate evidence-based complementary methods such as Healing Touch and Energy Psychology to support a person’s health and wellness goals. Since 2010, I have been training nurses at Inova Healthcare Systems in Virginia in Healing Beyond Borders’ Healing Touch Certificate Program. I've served as a sub-investigator in pilot studies involving the use of Healing Touch in an acute care multi-hospital setting and currently serve as a research consultant providing content expertise for a additional studies regarding the efficacy of Healing Touch.
My philosophy is based on holism and resiliency. The values that guide me are Compassion, Caring, Collaboration, and Connection – the 4C’s of the caring-healing relationship. We are a team centered in compassionate care to help you help yourself in facing challenges and discovering your strengths in order to transform your pain, become empowered and cultivate your next level of health and well being, whatever that may be for you.
I feel the keys to your best health are within you, powered by the combined wisdom of your heart and mind. In this way, I'm a guide helping you to reconnect, to grow self-trust and integrate your inner mind-body connection and heart's wisdom into your daily life to address to your personal mental health goals.
I offer these in various settings such as:
Some of my past and current clients include:
My volunteer work includes serving as a:
I hold professional memberships with:
Thank you for taking the time to read this,
Lucrezia Mangione, LCPC, NCC, DCEP, CMT, CHTP/I
Please read my disclaimer, Lucrezia Mangione's and Handcrafted Health's disclaimer, regarding the informational purpose of this website.
This website serves as an informational place to learn about my work and services. It is not intended as a substitute for medical or psychological advice and/or treatment. A consultation with a physician and/or other licensed healthcare professional is necessary before deciding upon any health related change especially if you have any medical or psychological problem or condition. Handcrafted Health does not accept any responsibility for any harm or loss, which may arise from reliance on information contained on this site. If you apply any of the information on this site, you are agreeing to take full responsibility for the outcome of your actions.
This website is dedicated to the benefit of each and every person who comes to Handcrafted Health. I’ve learned much from them:
Lucrezia Mangione, LCPC, NCC, DCEP, CMT, CHTP/I