Welcome! I'd like to tell you about myself and my practice so you have a good idea of what to expect throughout our work together.
My practice is built upon the foundations of psychodynamic, object-relations, cognitive/behavioral, and systems theories. I believe that our relationships and experiences shape the lens through which we view the world. In turn, the resulting thoughts, feelings, and behaviors shape our interactions - both personally and professionally.
I believe that every client is unique and presents with the ability to reach full potential. As such, I strive to identify and eliminate barriers to growth. This is made possible by a therapeutic relationship characterized by mutual trust, authenticity, and acceptance.
Every client brings a unique skillset into therapy; my aim is to capitalize on existing strengths, introduce new techniques/approaches, cultivate intuition, and bolster confidence.
My practice is characterized by a relational approach, which is empathic and attentive. I promote learning through discovery by encouraging clients to reframe and self-reflect. I also partner with clients to engage in cooperative learning, interactive processing, and mutual problem-solving.
I look forward to working together!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
PA LCSW CW018062
Lillian has made a significant impact on me and my life, and working with her has been one of the best decisions I’ve made. She is compassionate and understood me so well. She encouraged me to try to think about things from a different perspective and to be kind to myself. There are not enough words to fully explain what working with Lillian did for me, but I completely flourished from working with her
Written on Feb 22, 2023 after therapy with Lillian for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Lillian was so helpful to me in helping me navigate my relationships. I just wish we could’ve continued working together.
Written on Feb 13, 2023 after therapy with Lillian for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning self esteem, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and intimacy-related issues
I'm lucky to have Lillian. She truly cares about her clients and is a joy to talk to. I carry the things she's taught me everyday and her guidance has given me the tools to be able to move forward with my life in a positive direction. I'm forever grateful to her.
Written on Dec 09, 2022 after therapy with Lillian for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue
Truly an absolute pleasure to work with.
Written on Oct 28, 2022 after therapy with Lillian for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem
We are still getting to know each other but I think Lillian is great!
Written on Jun 13, 2022 after therapy with Lillian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Lillian is kind and patient. She seems to really want to get at the problem that’s bothering me without pushing too hard. I’ve had therapists in the past who seemed to just say what they thought I wanted to hear, but Lillian is adept at making suggestions and providing feedback that is beneficial even if it’s not a direct support of my actions or opinions.
Written on May 12, 2022 after therapy with Lillian for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties