It is a privilege to help people make informed choices derived from
their own insight through the 2 separate practices I have at Handcrafted Health, LLC, one offering holistic psychotherapy and counseling and the other offering wellness coaching and integrative health consulting. It has been a
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
Lucrezia Mangione, LPC, LCPC, NCC, BC-TMH, DCEP page update 06-19-2019.
Since 2012, I've been a counselor. I first began as as a licensed graduate professional counselor or LGPC, then in 2014 as a licensed clinical professional counselor or LCPC.
I'm Board Certified as
a Professional Counselor (NCC) and TeleMental Health Provider (BC-TMH). I have a telemental health practice serving adults in Maryland and Virginia where
I'm licensed by those State Boards. I also have a private practice serving people in Connecticut where I see individuals face-to-face in-person and via online video counseling. I'm also licensed by the CT Dept. of Public Health.
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.
My private psychotherapy and counseling 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 integrative, complementary therapies such as Healing Touch*, Energy Psychology* and mindfulness contemplative practices. These are 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 integrative complementary therapies of Healing
Touch, Energy Psychology and mindfulness contemplative
practices when therapeutically warranted.
Why am I a wellness coach, 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 wellness 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-based methods for physical discomfort and stress relief. I have used them for my own self-care and have incorporated them into my work.
In my wellness coaching practice, I work with clients in a number of areas including, energy balancing for health and well-being, intuitive assessments, stress management, and life transitions. I am certified in a number of innovative energy-based coaching and self-help methods that are designed to restore the balance of energy within the body, mind, and spirit of the client. Please be advised I do not diagnose, treat, or manage psychological disorders in my coaching practice and only provide services as an Wellness Coach and Integrative Health Consultant.
As a wellness coach, I integrate complementary methods such as Healing Touch and energy-based coaching and self-help methods intended 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 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.
Thank you for taking the time to read this,
Lucrezia Mangione, LPC, LCPC, NCC, BC-TMH, DCEP, CMT, CHTP/I & Approved Counselor Supervisor
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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 & Approved Counselor Supervisor
Lucrezia Mangione is in private practice. She is a board certified licensed professional counselor, board certified telemental health provider, counselor supervisor, educator, and nurse wellness education consultant. View her profile.