About me

Mahana Lugo received a Master’s Degree from Western Michigan University in Counseling Education. Mahana has worked in the Human Development field for seventeen years in different areas including Community Mental Health, School Counseling, Education and Human Resources, both in the United States and Nicaragua. Although Mahana uses and eclectic approach to be able to serve the needs of each person, her two main two theoretical orientations are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Behavioral Therapy. Mahana is trained in the Evidenced Based approaches Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Suicide Prevention Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (SP-CBT). Mahana’s experience has focused on children and youth (and their families) with Oppositional Disorder, Conduct Disorder, ADD,/ADHD, Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Developmental Disabilities including Autism and Cognitive Impairment, and Crisis Intervention.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma, Abuse
  • Self esteem, Motivation
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Years of Experience: 10

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

MI LPC LPC6401019039


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Mahana Lugo-Montenegro. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Teen Counseling might be different.

Written on Feb 23, 2024 after therapy with Mahana for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem

We just met but so far she's great. Looking forward to talking to her again. She's very informative and professional.

Written on Jan 26, 2024 after therapy with Mahana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Mahana has a lot of knowledge. She is very patient and caring. She listens very well, gives amazing advice and helps you through situations that you may have struggles with. Even in these two weeks she has helped me phenomenally! Thank you so much

Written on Jan 13, 2024 after therapy with Mahana for 2 months on issues concerning lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

I appreciate Mahana's understanding of my multicultural background so much! Since it plays such a major role in my life and in issues I hope to overcome. I have seen progress in the way I see and react to things, and I look forward to keep on healing in the next sessions.

Written on Jan 11, 2024 after therapy with Mahana for 1 month

Excellent service from Mahuna, we had teething issues with the app but she was very sympathetic and helped us get it sorted and then spoke with our daughter in a way that seemed to help amazingly

Written on Jan 05, 2024 after therapy with Mahana for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

I would recommend Mahana to anyone looking for a CBT therapist. She is highly skilled, gives great advice, and genuinely cares about her clients.

Written on Dec 19, 2023 after therapy with Mahana for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is amazing and out of all the therapist in my past she is the only one who broke through my trauma ❤️

Written on Dec 04, 2023 after therapy with Mahana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Mahana takes the time to listen, doesn't jump straight to solution mode. She helped me analyse my thoughts when I wasn't even sure what I was feeling.

Written on Nov 07, 2023 after therapy with Mahana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Mahana so far has made feel so seen and so heard. I leave every session feeling hopeful, with clear goals to guide me through the week. I feel comfortable to be honest with her as she explores my inner thoughts and where they come from. I look forward to our sessions every week to provide mind management as I go through daily life. I’m really grateful for her.

Written on Oct 23, 2023 after therapy with Mahana for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, and coping with life changes

This was my first experience with any kind therapy before and it has been an amazing life changing opportunity for self-growth and understanding my true-self. I couldn’t be more grateful and I will continue to see my therapist even when things are good because they have helped me truly find myself and understand how to cope with life changing events in a healthy and positive way!

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