Hi there, my name is Iliana and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Texas. I have 14 years of experience working as a therapist with children, adolescents, and adults. I have had the opportunity to expand my experience providing individual, family and couples therapy on issues such as trauma, depression, anxiety, social skills issues, divorce, grief, self-esteem, ADHD, and behavioral disorders. Most of my professional practice has been in primary care such as community clinics, inpatient and school based settings.
I believe that the client is the expert in their lives and focus on their primary needs. Which is the reason I use multiple treatment modalities to guide the therapy process and accomplish my client’s goals. My goal is to shape our treatment goals to meet your unique specific needs.
Thank you for taking the time to read about me and see if I can be of help. But most importantly, thank you for taking the time to take care of yourself and taking the first step towards working on issues you may be struggling with. Don't give up!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Jealousy, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
I was hesitant at first to do therapy because I wasn’t exactly sure if the matching would work out, but I think BetterHelp did a good job of trying to match me with someone with the qualities and background I wanted in a therapist. Iliana is welcoming and kind, takes good notes or has a good memory because she remembers the previous conversations we’ve had with ease despite her having a big caseload of clients. Overall it was helpful to have another woman of color to talk to, not be judgement, be supportive but also try to push me a little out of my boundaries (for the better). Greatly appreciate her help and assistance!
Written on Sep 26, 2022 after therapy with Iliana for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Iliana is a wonderful therapist. The is calm and listens well. She makes me feel like everything will be okay, even while I’m going through hard times. She’s a caring mother figure I wish I had.
Written on Sep 08, 2022 after therapy with Iliana for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, and adhd
I entered therapy because I was in a very bad mental health. I couldn't stand it anymore because I was just getting worse, and I was so lucky to get matched with Iliana. She helped me through a lot, she changed the mentality I had and gave me new perspectives I could never knew. I went from a person who is literally living in a whole negative cycle, into a person who is productive and work for themselves. Although the differences in our cultures, she really didn't judge anything at all. She was understanding and never pressured me to say anything. I only joined therapy for two months but I saw a total change thanks to her. Again, I'm very lucky to get matched with her.
Written on Sep 02, 2022 after therapy with Iliana for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Iliana is wonderful to work with and talk to. I don't have much experience with therapists and she made me feel welcome and open to share.
Written on Aug 23, 2022 after therapy with Iliana for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse
I was not judging by her, she listen and gave me a new way to see the problem
Written on Jul 08, 2022 after therapy with Iliana for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
Iliana is a very good listener, and comes up with "Out the Box" thinking which I have found to be very helpful
Written on May 25, 2022 after therapy with Iliana for 2 weeks on issues concerning intimacy-related issues, and anger management