Liezel Lauguico, AMFT
Associate Therapist in Simi Valley
I’m Liezel Lauguico, AMFT
Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Are you feeling alone with struggles and challenges in your life? You are feeling limited in your abilities to cope with worry and overwhelmed with things outside your control. There is a feeling of hopelessness and uncertainty of which direction to take. Whether you’re experiencing relationship challenges with a partner, friends, or your child or teenager; you are not alone.
Maybe you and your partner can’t seem to align with your priorities or with defining your future. Possibly you are needing support for your child, teen or family and want to speak the same language and understand one another again. Perhaps you are wanting to get unstuck and break through the overwhelm. Ultimately you are wanting to feel calm, safe, and as though you
are headed in the right direction.
Together, we will walk your journey to gain a better understanding of who you are by attaining new insights and awareness that will help you be more attuned with yourself. We will collaborate to better understand your emotions and break unhelpful thought patterns that are not useful in the direction you’d like to go. As you or your family go through your healing journey, I will provide you with a safe space that is filled with warmth and acceptance.
I am passionate about the work that I do. I will help you discover the highest version of yourself, so that you can live a more fulfilling and meaningful life. I will provide you with the compassion that you have always deserved to hear and feel. Together, we will build a strong set of tools to help you and your family cope and navigate through life’s challenges.
My Therapy Specialties Include:
Child and Teen Therapy
In therapy, my approach is tailored to meet each of my client’s needs. I begin with providing a safe space that is non-judgmental to develop a trusting relationship where your inner thoughts and emotions can be expressed comfortably. It’s possible for you to feel empowered and achieve the life you want. When working with children and teens I make sure to incorporate the whole family, especially you as the parent, so that you are well equipped to help your child.
I believe that early childhood experiences influence our current feelings, thoughts, and behaviors and want to ensure that you understand these connections in your life. I incorporate models that will help you gain a better understanding of patterns and how to find autonomy and maintain your sense of self while being close and connected to those around you. You are already the expert of yourself and together we will strengthen awareness, freedom, and self-direction.
Education and Background
I received my bachelor’s degree in Human Services at the University of Phoenix, and I furthered my education as a Marriage and Family therapist at Phillips Graduate University. I began my educational experience working with teenagers who are at risk and continued my work with couples, teens, and adults at the California Counseling Center in Chatsworth.