MC, LPC, CSAT
Some people go to therapy thinking it’s the therapist’s job to fix them. They don’t realize they actually have the power to fix themselves. Lillie gives her clients the tools—and the emotional space—to create life-changing revelations.
Through integrative therapy including Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, Mindfulness, Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Post-Induction Therapy (PIT), or Interpersonal Neurobiology, the goal of treatment is to help you learn to regulate your nervous system, use tools to be more functional, and live a value-congruent life.
Lillie offers a safe space for you to work through the trauma held in your body.
Lillie is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She received her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Arizona State University in 2007. Early in her career, she developed a program for adolescents charged with misdemeanors and minor felonies, and also focused on substance abuse assessments and probation counseling. In 2016, she began working with some of the nation’s top addiction and recovery experts at The Meadows, a renowned private inpatient treatment facility. There, she earned her certification in treating sex and porn addiction from the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals. Since then, she has specialized in working with sex, porn and love addicts and their families.
Over the course of her career she has had the amazing fortune of working with Peter Levine, Bessel van der Kolk, Pia Mellody, Tian Dayton and Pat & Stefanie Carnes.
D.Min, LMFT, CSAT
I have been passionate about both spirituality and empowering people from the time I was a little girl. As a pastor’s kid and within contexts of helping ministries, I witnessed profound freedom and heart healing found through spiritual connection; I also witnessed disorienting pain and spiritual wounds. These experiences set me on a trajectory to study both therapy and theology. I spent two years after college working in Southeast Asia with women and transgender men coming out of sexual exploitation. I was privileged to work alongside local staff to provide pastoral counseling and prayer ministry.
After returning to the states, I completed my Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary. I interned then went on to work full time at Gentle Path and Willow House at the Meadows, beginning in 2016. I greatly enjoyed working alongside Lillie Cortes. I also value the trauma-informed addiction recovery training I received at the Meadows.
I am trained in Pia Mellody’s Post-Induction Therapy (PIT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Sue Johnson’s Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and earned certification as a sex addiction therapist (CSAT) through the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals.
In 2019, I completed my Doctorate of Ministry in grief and trauma therapy from Primus University of Theology. I am also licensed as a minister.
I am excited to once again partner with Lillie, joining Trauma Healing Center as a Spiritual Advisor. This is an opportunity for clients to engage in an in depth exploration of your spiritual health and wholeness. Trauma wounds impact our view of self, view of others, and view of Higher Power. We are often left in a crisis of questions around values, meaning, forgiveness, surrender, trust and faith. I am teaming up with Lillie to offer spirituality sessions for clients who would like to explore more extensively issues around their spirituality, spiritual wounds, and spirituality as it pertains to their recovery or healing process.