Donna J. Lucente, LCSW-R
Donna is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker from Syracuse, NY. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in social work from Syracuse University; she has focused her entire professional career in human services. Prior to her work with Copeland Ave Counseling she has been privileged to work for many years in a public high school setting where her professional duties allowing her to spend time working with children and adolescents. Her care of and respect for this group allows her to generate a rapid rapport that facilitates a working alliance and the ability to maximize the time spent in therapy, whether working with the child, parents, or both. She has a lifetime background in working with people who are multiply-challenged, and has a high comfort level interfacing with those identified as mentally retarded or developmentally disabled, with co-occurring mental health issues. She also worked in the substance abuse field and has received training in various short-term solution-focused therapeutic approaches to helping clients deal with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, addictive behaviors, family conflicts, academic challenges and situational stress. Her approach can best be described as a “therapeutic use of self” in engaging and motivating clients towards recognizing what holds them back and in freeing them to making a change for the better.
Donna can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Her direct number is 315.491.1177.