LuAnn Pierce, LCSW

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  • Session Fees: Fees begin at $80 per hour
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  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Phone, Webcam



Hello! I am an experienced clinical social worker, therapist and writer. Currently, I offer online therapy and coaching services to people in Colorado and Wyoming. As a provider for the CO Department of Vocational Rehabilitation and the National MS Society, my expertise in counseling people who have disabilities and chronic illness is considerable. This includes working with couples, family members and spousal caregivers.

Additionally, I have worked in outpatient mental health settings and social services agencies for the past 25 years. During that time, I provided services to abused women in domestic violence shelters and community support groups, young adults aging out of foster care, children who were abused or neglected and those with most mental health conditions.

My approach to counseling is respectful and collaborative - direct but not confrontational. I am told that I am a great listener, and make people feel safe enough to talk about things that are difficult to discuss. In addition to listening, I provide people with information that will help them better understand their own thinking and behavior, and teach skills and strategies to overcome specific problems. My treatment approach includes cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and stress management, solution-focused therapy and dialectical-behavioral therapy, to name a few.

As a writer, I have been the expert on OCD at About.com, an expert contributor to DailyRx.com, a regular contributor to Theravive.com, an expert contributor for GoodTherapy.org, Teen Editor of SelfHelpMagazine.com and contributor to several other online health and mental health sites. I write and teach about a range of issues that include parenting, relationships, children and youth, abuse and neglect, chronic illness, living with mental health and other conditions, and more.


As a trainer and teacher, I provide teleconferences and webinars throughout the US, as well as workshops, retreats and other presentations in the Colorado area. I train self help group leaders across the country to facilitate groups for people with MS. Additionally, I train therapists, care managers and social workers in solution-focused counseling, other clinical and coaching skills and mental health conditions.
 
When I am not working, I spend time with my husband, friends and animals. I currently have a 16-year-old Golden Retriever, a 10-year-old Yellow Lab and a 9-year-old Flame Point Siamese/Manx. PJ, my rescued cat of 18 years, died recently.

I volunteer to help people who have disabilities or chronic illnesses take care of their pets so that they can stay together for as long as possible. I also volunteer to do home studies for people who want to adopt dogs through the Retriever Rescue of Colorado, and help with adoption events for Angels with Paws cat shelter.

 If you are interested in online or telephone therapy, please contact me for more information. Not all situations and conditions are appropriate for online therapy, but I will discuss the specifics with you and together we will come up with a plan to meet your needs.
 
Thank you for listening - I hope to hear from you soon!


Articles Written By LuAnn Pierce, LCSW

7 Lifestyle Challenges that Cause Mental Health Symptoms
How Your Child Develops
Development Part 2: The Preschool to Puberty Years
Development Part 3: The Teen Years
Resilient Kids Become Resilient Adults
Helping Kids Cope with Traumatic Experiences
Mental Health Stigma
Silent Sorrow: Coping with the Loss of a Child
Moving Forward After Child Loss
Understanding Loss and Grief in Children
Helping Children Cope with the Loss of an Unborn Child
How Parental Grief Affects Surviving Children
Help Your Child Cope with Sibling Loss
Helping Your Child Cope with Pet Loss
How Trauma Affects Families
Teens and Trauma
When Shopping Online Becomes a Problem
Effects of Job Loss on Families
The Effects of Addiction on Families
Coping with Mental Health Conditions Without Family Support
Coping with a Loved One’s Addiction
Caregivers: Our Everyday Heroes
Epilepsy Awareness Month: A Light in the Darkness
Impotency Awareness Month: A Closer Look at ED.
Prematurity Awareness Month
Healthy Skin Awareness Month
Postnatal Depression Awareness
5 More Tips for Building and Keeping Successful Relationships
Adult ADHD: Emotional Regulation and Dual Diagnosis
Adult ADHD: On the College Campus and in the Workplace
Adult ADHD: The Journey from Childhood to Adulthood
Adult ADHD: Workplace Issues
5 Tips for Building and Keeping Healthy Relationships
Coping with Food Allergies and Special Diets During the Holidays
Family Meetings: Improve Communication, Increase Quality Time and Teach Life Skills
Food, Exercise and Mental Health
Managing Seasonal Affective Disorder
Adult ADHD: Emotional Regulation and Dual Diagnosis
Adult ADHD: Other Soft Signs and Related Issues
Adult ADHD: Recommendations for Management and Treatment
Natural Approaches: Anxiety Disorders
Weight Loss Over the Holidays: Is it Possible?
New Year’s Resolutions- How to Be Realistic
The Emotional Impact of Having an Animal on Mental Health
Caregiver Burnout: How to Care for the Caregiver
Gratitude – the Key to Good Mental Health
How to Set Boundaries with Your Boss
Things to Consider Before Having More Children
Impact of Early Retirement by One Spouse
Christmas on a Shoestring Budget
Coping with Depression During the Holidays
Creating Traditions and Rituals with Children
Dealing with Difficult Relatives During Family Gatherings
Handing Over Legacies from One Generation to the Next
How to Escape the Commercialism and "I wants" of Children and Adults at Christmas
Binge Drinking: A Socially Acceptable Addiction?
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Parenting a Child With a Physical Disability
Sexual Assault Awareness
Older Adults: Alcohol and Drug Issues
Obesity: The Emotional Connection
Does Halle Berry Have a Split Personality?
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Related Mental Health Issues
Body Image: The Basics
Supporting Loved Ones with Eating Disorders
Good Mental Health: Social Support
Good Mental Health: Stress Management
Good Mental Health: Food and Movement
Good Mental Health: Self Care
A Tribute to Mothers
The Good Father
PTSD Awareness