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Lilia Montes

Lilia Montes

(she/her)

LCSW
4 years of experience
Empowering
Warm
Authentic
Virtual

Hello and thank you for taking a chance on therapy, reaching out is one of the hardest parts and you are taking the first step. Finding a fitting therapist is a big part of your success in therapy, so if it does not initially work out, remember you can find a suitable option. Our initial meeting will be a 15-minute consultation to ensure we are compatible for each other to maximize your therapeutic experience. I am a Texas State University graduate. I have experience in multiple settings including schools, hospitals, inpatient treatment facilities, and group practices. This has allowed me to work with diverse humans and engage many different therapeutic styles. I have a passion for creating space for my community of color, ADHD, parents, and LGBTQIA. I support adolescents, adults, and parent clients. Outside of the office, I spend a lot of time in nature as this is a healing place for me that I like to encourage others to consider as a therapeutic tool. My immediate family consists of my wife, 2 kiddos, and lots of pets. We spend time together hiking/exploring nature, joining city-wide events, finding new parks to play and walk the dogs, and cooking new recipes. Reach out if you find yourself aligning with my style, I look forward to supporting and growing with you!

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

We will work together to process through struggles, seek out the goal, and create a plan for growth. This can include creating a toolbox of skills to support you through life's challenges. This can also include just talking and having someone listen, honor, and validate your concerns. As well, this can look like troubleshooting our thoughts, behaviors, and reactionary responses to find healthier solutions that work for you. Each session is unique to each clients' needs and wants from therapy.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

I believe in meeting the client where they are and holding space for growth. I take a holistic approach to support and look at the entire system. I utilize cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavior, family systems, solution-focused, trauma-focused, and strength-based approaches. I understand that one approach to therapy does not work for everyone’s need, so in collaboration with the client, I assess for best method for each individual and adjust as needed.

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

Areas I am passionate about supporting are parents struggling with parenthood, family issues, childhood trauma, social justice/racism, identity/sexuality, teen challenges including school support, self-esteem, black/brown folks, and neurodivergent people. I am not limited to this scope but have gained more training or personal experiences in these areas to provide more support.

About Lilia Montes

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Appointments

Virtual