Hi! My name is Liliana Palacios, and I want to tell you that I've spent the last 15 years helping people from all walks of life through their troubles and successes, being their cheerleader and their advisor through thick and thin alike. I am originally from Mexico City and lived there until I was 24 yrs old. There I went to college and earned a BS in Organizational Psychology.
Moving to the United States as a young mother, I decided that I had to focus my energy and efforts on being a mother to my two girls, but that didn't stop me from pursuing and earning my MA in Professional Counseling. While being a stay-at-home mom, I volunteered for several years at the Mental Health Mental Retardation agency and a crisis line phone volunteer with Contact Crisis Line. After finishing my education and becoming independently licensed, I started working with parents of children who had suffered abuse and women victims of domestic violence. Some of the issues that I have expertise in are relationship violence, childhood sexual abuse, sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, drug and alcohol abuse, marital problems, parenting coaching and training, delinquency in youth, and problems of childhood and adolescence. I also facilitated a domestic violence support group for Hispanic victims and parenting classes in Spanish for parents of children and adolescents.
Over the past 11 years, I have focused my work on advocating, assisting, and guiding parents of children in the autism spectrum in looking for services and support for themselves or their children. Currently, I work closely with caregivers of elderly loved ones during all the stages of caregiving and end-of-life concerns. I am a National Certified Counselor, a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and trained extensively in grief counseling and Thanatology.
Now, I believe that no matter how many fancy titles and certificates, the success of a therapeutic relationship depends a lot on finding the right person for your current situation. I like to be warm, supportive, friendly, and open. Still, I will not sugarcoat or hesitate to tell my clients when I feel they are doing something that can bring them trouble or hurt them more than help. Therapy is a process of self-discovery, finding our inner strengths, and learning how we can be happy, fulfilled, whole, and fully present for ourselves and our loved ones.
I hope we have a chance to get to work together to get you to where you want and deserve to be!
In good health,
"It's not the load that breaks you down. It's the way you carry it".
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Compassion fatigue , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Domestic Violence , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Guilt and Shame , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Immigration Issues , Multicultural Concerns , Posttraumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Women's Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LPC #64050 (Expires: 2022-12-31)
All good and very kind help during the time. Very much happy to have consultation with her
M only problem is that my counsellor is in California and I'm in Britain! My internet connection is poor so video doesn't always work. Even on the phone I sruggle a bit. I'm happy to persist because Liliana is really very good - empathic, non-judgemental and basically kind and understanding.