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Watching your child struggle is hard. Remember, you’re not alone. Lucero is here to guide you and your child through challenging emotions, every step of the way.

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Privacy Matters, and Your Data is Safe With Us

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Always Confidential

At Lucero, your privacy is our priority. We are dedicated to protecting the confidentiality and security of your personal information.

Explore with Confidence

Lucero has been developed to keep kids safe and where appropriate provide the best level of support and care.

Safety First

This app has been developed to be COPPA-Certified. COPPA is a regulation that helps keep you and your data safe while online.

Evidence-based self care made fun

Our content is a collaborative effort, shaped and approved by a dynamic team of both youth and clinical therapists.

The entire app experience has been designed by and for tweens and teens to put explorers in the driver’s seat of their own self care journey. Explorers can select personal missions, complete daily self-care plans, and track progress every step of the way.

Lucero is designed to increase emotional regulation skills, self-awareness, confidence, and mindfulness. Our content has been reviewed and approved by trauma-informed therapists from Ensemble therapy and Professional School Counselors (Including Austin ISD School Counselor of the Year) who understand the unique developmental needs of children and guided Lucero’s use of evidenced-based concepts inspired by:

  • Solution-focused Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy 
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and
  • Trust Based Relational Intervention

Together we’ve made hard topics and complex methodologies fun, engaging, and bite-sized!

We are caregivers, too. You don’t need another thing on your to-do list. That’s why we have made sure the app engagement is built to seamlessly integrate into the daily reality of family-life. Engage with your youth in meaningful ways in a few minutes or seconds a day. A little can go a long way!

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Through Lucero’s Behavioral Missions, children engage in personalized journeys thoughtfully designed to address their unique needs and aspirations.

Crafted by expert mental health professionals, each mission offers practical tools and guidance, fostering emotional intelligence and instilling a profound sense of achievement and confidence.

Lucero serves as a portable solution empowering children to manage their emotions effectively in any situation.

With intuitive features and evidence-based strategies, it offers comprehensive support, ensuring children remain resilient amidst life’s complexities.

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Lucero’s Crew feature fosters a nurturing environment for children to connect, support, and learn from peers and family members in their mental wellness journey.

Through motivational interactions and curated content, it cultivates a sense of community and collaboration, promoting holistic growth and well-being.

What Families are Saying

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It's been such an amazing and incredible app for our family...I love the parent piece of really being able to work on myself as well, alongside them, through navigating the fun games and spinning the wheel, I think that's something fun for everybody.

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Lucero is designed to help tweens and teens go on a journey of self-discovery & self-care:

Meet the Experts


"Lucero is an amazing app which provides a safe environment for young people to be themselves! I am so grateful to be a part of Lucero and to be part of an app that can have such an impact on people's lives!"



"I love that the Lucero app encourages kids to be emotionally intelligent and equip them to better handle sadness and anxiety with positive affirmations! In light of increased mental health issues with my generation, I am excited to be working with Lucero as it is the next step to encouraging better mental health practices at a younger age!"


Jeter is one of our 27 Youth App Reviewers, Approvers, & Content Creators

"I was excited to be a part of the Lucero project and can not wait to see the app come to life."

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"Lucero Speaks is an important development which strive to pride a better understanding of yourself and how you can grow into the person you were created to be. I am more than honored to be a part of the app and can't wait to see it in it's final form!"



Jan Bozarth
Jan Bozarth is the Lucero creative game story writer and one of the 10+ creators who have built the entire world of Lumin!

"Writing Lucero's story and helping to guide preteens and teens through the labyrinth of life is an exciting challenge and a joy at the same time. I'm proud to be a part of this team!"


Dakota Becker
Dakota Becker is one of the 6 Therapists that have co-created, reviewed, and approved all content!

"I love that the app provides a safe and accessible space from tweens and teens to explore more about themselves while gaining further insight, a sense of belonging and connection, and opportunities to grow and overcome challenges."

Frequently Asked Questions


Lucero is a game-based self-care app, a digital “daily vitamin” for self-care, brought to you by your very own Mind-Body-Heart Guide, Lucero. In collaboration with partners, Lucero has measurement and triage capabilities to help identify youth in need of higher levels of support and connect them with appropriate resources.

Lucero will always have a free Individual account version available. Lucero Plus is available through scholarships and group codes provided by community partners. We are committed to building partnerships to expand access to more youth. Let us know if you have partnership ideas or suggestions!

Lucero is for Tweens, Teens, and their Families. Families are inclusive of any combination of kids and adults who want to radically support each other and practice self-care together.

All Lucero content has been co-developed with, reviewed, and approved by certified clinical therapists who specialize in working with adolescents and families. View our Care Model here.

If you are 13 or under, your parents legally have access to any data that you share in the app. This app has been developed to be COPPA-Certified. COPPA is a regulation that helps keep you and your data safe while online.

All data shared in this app is only used to personalize your app experience. Your individual data will never be sold to third parties or used for advertising.

Lucero is not built for emergencies. If you are experiencing a crisis and need to access additional resources, please refer to the SOS screen in the app.

Creating a Crew is fully optional and not necessary to enjoy the app experience. If you are 13 or under, parent approval is required via COPPA. This approval can be given without an account setup.

Within the app, Crew members can see each other’s progress stats. All other information is up to each user on what they choose to share if they are 13 or older. If you are under 13, Lucero is required by COPPA to share your data with your legal guardian, if requested.

Absolutely! Please encourage your friends to download the Lucero app.

You can register by downloading the Lucero app via the App Store® and Google Play Store.

Lucero will guide you through the registration process once you download.

On the Login page, please press the Forgot Password button. You can also access this in your account Settings.

Yes, you can delete your account and all associated data at any time by emailing

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Help your child get care today

Are you looking for ways to better support the tweens or teens in your life?

Navigating adolescence can be tough.

That’s why Lucero has expertly created a safe space for tweens and teens to just be themselves.

Give them the tools to develop healthy habits that last a lifetime in a way in which they enjoy.

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