Clinician, Office Manager
Pronouns: she/her and they/them
Lilyan is currently not accepting new clients, but a waitlist is available. If you are interested in working with this counselor, you can either contact them directly, or submit a general inquiry through our Contact Page.
Welcome! As a licensed counselor, I believe that change happens when we are honest with ourselves about what is missing in our lives, and what we need from ourselves and others.
I hold my Master’s degree in Counseling from Indiana University, and I have several years of experience working in hospitals, residential treatment centers, group homes, community agencies, and private practice.
My experience includes:
- Individually counseling adults and teens with issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and grief.
- Working with transgender children, teens, and adults, and helping them access medical transition.
- Consulting with other professionals to provide guidance on how to competently work with LGBTAQQ identified clients.
- Counseling families with a child or teen in crisis who exhibited anger, self-harm, suicide attempts, acting out, and violence against others.
- Working with teens and adults cope with the symptoms of anorexia and bulimia in a residential eating disorder facility.
- Providing crisis intervention for suicidal LGBTAQQ identified youth.
- Running problem solving skills groups for children and teens.
- Facilitating Intensive Outpatient (IOP) groups in a hospital setting for adults with depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.
- Working with teenagers with addiction to alcohol and drugs in a residential rehab facility.
- Teaching coping and life skills to children and teens with autism.
In therapy, I use a combination of systemic, interpersonal, and humanistic approaches to develop a meaningful relationship and alliance with my clients. I also use cognitive behavorial interventions when appropriate. The goal of these approaches is to help my clients develop insight into the behaviors and relationship patterns that are not working for them, and to thus explore new ways of being. These approaches are all backed by several years of scientific and behavioral study.