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".
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Control Issues, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Multicultural Concerns, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
TX LPC 64050
She is very intuitive and a great listener. Makes you feel like talking to a trusted friend. Her advise is always intelligent, practical & easy to digest. I'd have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone.
Written on Aug 03, 2023 after therapy with Liliana for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
She is amazing. Really hears me and her advice is eloquently delivered.
Written on May 13, 2023 after therapy with Liliana for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Lili es lo mejor!
Written on Dec 13, 2022 after therapy with Liliana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, parenting issues, and coping with life changes
Creo que sería genial más opciones en español, incluyendo cuestionarios y terapeutas!
Written on Dec 07, 2022 after therapy with Liliana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse
Written on Jul 21, 2022 after therapy with Liliana for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Excellent therapist , she helped me a lot❤️❤️❤️
Written on Jul 05, 2022 after therapy with Liliana for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and trauma and abuse