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Yilian Montes

Yilian Montes

20 years of experience

As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) with more than two decades of experience, my commitment to providing compassionate and comprehensive mental health support to individuals across the lifespan is unwavering. Throughout my career, I have worked with children, teenagers, and adults, helping them navigate the complexities of their emotional and psychological well-being. Utilizing evidence-based therapeutic techniques grounded in the latest research and clinical practices, I strive to empower my clients to overcome obstacles, develop coping strategies, and cultivate resilience in the face of adversity. My approach to therapy is client-centered and collaborative, with a focus on building a trusting and supportive therapeutic relationship. I recognize the unique strengths, experiences, and needs of each individual, tailoring my interventions to meet their specific goals and preferences. Whether addressing issues related to anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, or life transitions, I prioritize creating a safe and nonjudgmental space where clients feel heard, validated, and empowered to explore their thoughts and emotions openly. Throughout the therapeutic process, I work alongside my clients as a guide and facilitator, offering empathy, insight, and encouragement as they embark on their journey towards healing and personal growth. I believe in the inherent resilience of the human spirit and am deeply committed to helping my clients harness their inner strengths and resources to overcome challenges and live more fulfilling lives. My ultimate goal is to support individuals in realizing their full potential, fostering positive change, and promoting overall well-being in their lives.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

Clients can expect a warm and welcoming environment where they can share their concerns, goals, and experiences in a confidential setting. We will begin by discussing the reasons for seeking therapy and what they hope to achieve. I'll also gather information about their personal history, including past experiences, family dynamics, and any relevant background information. This session is an opportunity for clients to ask questions, learn about the therapeutic process, and establish rapport. Together, we'll collaborate to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to their needs and goals, setting the foundation for a trusting and therapeutic relationship.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I approach challenges with resilience and adaptability, embracing opportunities for growth and learning. I am flexible in my approach to therapy, willing to adjust techniques and interventions based on the evolving needs and preferences of my clients.

About Yilian Montes



My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

CBT is a structured, goal-oriented, and collaborative approach to therapy that empowers individuals to identify and change patterns of thinking and behavior that contribute to their emotional distress. It's often used to treat a wide range of mental health conditions, including anxiety disorders, depression, PTSD, OCD, and others.

Solution Focused Brief Treatment

Solution-Focused Therapy can be used across a wide range of settings and with clients of all ages. It can be particularly effective in brief or time-limited therapy, as it encourages clients to quickly identify goals and take concrete steps towards achieving them. Additionally, SFT can be integrated with other therapeutic approaches to tailor treatment to the unique needs of each client.


Supportive treatment emphasizes empathy, compassion, and partnership in promoting patients' overall well-being. By integrating this approach into my practice, I aim to empower individuals to navigate life's challenges, foster resilience, and achieve meaningful and sustainable improvements in their health and quality of life.