Mireya Lupercio, LCSW
"Your tears matter. You sorrow is significant. Your feelings deserve space and time to be felt, expressed, and acknowledged."
Mireya honors the opportunity clients provide during their most vulnerable state by providing a warm, nonjudgmental and affirming space. Mireya believes in the power of connection when building a therapeutic relationship with her clients. Mireya strives to empower her clients through use of psychoeducation. She assists clients to create insight of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors contributing to current emotional and behavioral symptoms while also supporting the development of holistic coping skills.
Mireya primarily uses a person-centered and strengths-based approach with a combination of theories and modalities to tailor therapeutic approaches to individual clients during sessions. When working with clients, Mireya focuses on what he/she/they can do regardless of the adversities of life. As necessary, Mireya intentionally incorporates multiculturalism, and consideration of social justice issues as a form of empowerment to highlight the clients' strengths while working toward emotional healing. Mireya has strengths working with individuals navigating depression, anxiety, ADHD, relationship issues, parenting, stress, grief and loss, self-harm, trauma, life transitions, first-generation stressors, domestic violence, and postpartum depression. Mireya is passionate about social justice and mental and emotional health. Mireya works with a diverse group of clients and ranges of diagnosis as she provides a bilingual and bicultural therapeutic environment for adolescents and adults.
Mireya Lupercio is a First Gen Mexican American who was born and raised in Los Angeles, California up until her teenage years when her family relocated to Raleigh, NC. Mireya moved to Wilmington, NC in 2013 to attend school at University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW), where she obtained a Bachelor's degree in Social Work. Mireya then graduated with a Master's degree in Social Work with a concentration in Community Management and Policy Practice from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. During and post graduate school, Mireya worked with organizations that work to improve the quality of life for migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families through advocacy and community organizing.
In 2017, Mireya returned to Wilmington, NC to expand her social work skills as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Mireya is active in the Southeastern North Carolina community as she actively participates in community outreach by volunteering in wellness events, discussions and events targeting social justice reform, and providing workshops on mental health topics. Mireya also serves on the New Hanover County Commission for Women and on the recently established Novant Health Community Engagement Advisory Council.
Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 10am-5-pm