Meet Our Team
Ilse Sucely de León
MABC, LPC -TX, LCMHC – NC
Sucely is a second generation Guatemalan-American who understands the struggles of determining one’s identity. This has lead her to be curious about culture, and in her learning of them has grown to love them. She considers herself both a counselor and a counselee who understands the difficulty of the learning process and the joy of the results. In May of 2018, Sucely completed her Masters of Arts in Biblical Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary in Texas. Sucely had the privilege of working with adolescents and young adults via the school system and the church. Because of this and other personal experiences she has gained an understanding of how difficult it is to live through different phases of life. She specializes in issues of sexuality, general life transitions, anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief. She works with all ages 18+. She also longs to help those who have had difficulty with their family system and their cultural background. Sucely loves walking with a person to a point of understanding and the process of healing and growth. Her goal is to help anyone who needs help navigating the waters of life. When it comes to counseling, Sucely approaches each person uniquely, getting to know their needs and working in a manner that best serves them specifically, with an emphasis on person centered and cognitive behavioral techniques. Her approach looks at key relationships throughout a person’s life and how those relationships impact the way they live today. Some of these patterns include decision-making, the way we treat ourselves, and the way we view others. Sucely’s hope is to provide a safe place where clients can come with their deepest wounds and process them completely.
Life can be scary and sometimes seem like a struggle. You do not have to face it alone. After many years working in medical research, she realized that she wanted to help others as they navigate the uncertainty of life. She is attending Liberty University to earn a master’s in clinical Mental Health Counseling. As a mom, wife, daughter, sister, and friend she has experienced the difficulty of focusing on the important relationships of life when you are experiencing many different demands. Sometimes we need someone to listen unjudgementally to our struggles and offer support as we overcome anxiety, depression, and trauma. As an intern at Cere counseling, she hopes to continue to develop her counseling skills while she learns from other staff and our clients.