About Lucrezia Mangione

And This Website

Page updated 11-27-2017

Hello. This is Lucrezia Mangione (the person far right in the picture above).  It is a privilege to help people make informed choices derived from their own insight. It has been a special honor to witness an individual take small steps that create big effects to 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.  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)/instructor (HTI). Since 1995 I've been in private practice however, 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.

Free Phone Consult

It's important to work with a counselor who's a good fit for you. I offer a free 10-minute call to explore the best steps forward.  Schedule a call.

Emergency Numbers

If you are experiencing an emergency, please call:

  • 911
  • 240-777-4000: Crisis Hotline, Montgomery County, MD
  • 800-422-0009: Maryland state-wide Crisis Hotline
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline website

My philosophy and values by Lucrezia Mangione

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 wellbeing, 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.


Lucrezia on right with colleague

My private practice is in the health and wellness field with a focus on complementary and integrative therapies that support the health-wellness of adults who are either highly sensitive people, health providers, caregivers, and those who help others.

I have a special interest in stress, anxiety, sensory processing sensitivity, life changes, health behaviors/well-care and the change process. I work collaboratively and confidentially with each person striving to assist that person or group in improving coping skills, increasing resiliency, and enhancing the quality of their life and living. 

This said, there are certain services I don’t offer and conditions I’m unable to treat.  Please read my policy of services and conditions and scope of practice.

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. While I have worked with a diverse population of individuals and groups ranging from children and adolescents since 1995 and as a counselor since 2010, I currently work with adults 18 years and older in Maryland (MD). I offer individual counseling and group therapy.

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.

I have been providing wellness trainings, presentations, Healing Touch, counseling and consultant services in hospital, educational, and private practice treatment settings. Some of my past and current clients include Lehigh Valley Hospital in Pennsylvania, the University of Vermont, Expressive Therapy Center in Rockville, MD, the Potomac Massage Therapy Institute in Silver Spring, MD and non-profits such as the Inova Healthcare System in Northern Virginia and the Integrated Healthcare Policy Consortium in Colorado.

I serve on the Research Committee of Healing Beyond Borders, Certifying and Educating the Healing Touch and provide mentoring for Healing Touch practitioner apprentices who seek certification in Healing Touch.

I hold professional memberships with the American Counseling Association, Association for Specialists in Group Work, Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology, GoodTherapy and I’m a charter member of Healing Touch International, Inc. d/b/a Healing Beyond Borders, Certifying and Educating the Healing Touch.

If you'd like to read some testimonials you can find them here.

Thank you for taking the time to read this,
Lucrezia Mangione, LCPC, NCC, DCEP, CMT, CHTP/I

 About this website

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:

  • Anger, sadness, joy and ease, these gorgeous emotions, are universal yet each person’s story and experience of them is profoundly unique.
  • True courage exists.  Witnessing person after person move through fear into the light of insight, awareness and deep healing is a gift beyond words.

Thank you.
In Wellness,
Lucrezia Mangione, LCPC, NCC, DCEP, CMT, CHTP/I

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