Sonia Liliana Liggins, LMHCVerified

Respira Wellness & Counseling

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Practice Information

619-307-9775432 East Bloomington Street
Iowa City, IA 52245, USA





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Licensure & Certification

License TitleLicensed Mental Health Counselor
Licensed InIowa
License Number085495


M.A., Counseling Psychology, Latino CounselingSanta Clara UniversityB.A., PsychologyPoint Loma Nazarene University
  • Welcome Message

    Personal Statement
    I believe therapy is a place for healing reflection and active transformation. Everyone experiences hardships and challenges in life. This can lead individuals and families to feel stuck, stressed, anxious and depressed. Traumatic experiences can alter the way you view the world and attempt to hijack your life, but you don’t have to stay this way. I believe everyone holds the key to their own healing—I empower you to find it. Therapy can enhance your life as well as relationships with others, and it can offer you relief and support through difficult times. My sessions are reflective, collaborative and help reorient you. They are hopeful and keep you accountable. I offer a safe space for clients to develop self-awareness as individuals and in relationships with others. I challenge my clients to identify destructive patterns in their lives and find solutions to help them in practical ways. I strive to help you find your voice, to teach you skills and find healing at your own pace.

    In my practice, I will work with you through a holistic lens and use a multi-therapeutic approach that best suits you or your family’s needs. I borrow from various modalities, including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, Structural Family Therapy, Narrative Therapy, mindfulness techniques & other trauma-informed therapies.
    Professional Statement
    Sonia Liliana Liggins, MA is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Johnson County, Iowa. Lily is passionate about youth and family development and strengthening Latino communities through self-exploration, skill building and empowerment to advocate for personal needs, crisis intervention and prevention work. In her previous roles, Lily practiced in community mental health settings, through outpatient services and school based mental health. Lily specializes in child, adolescent & young adult mental health and prioritizes family work in her therapeutic work with clients.

  • Skills and Expertise


    • Acculturation
    • Adjustments
    • ADHD
    • Adoption
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Behavioral Problems
    • Body/Self Image
    • Career-Related
    • Cognitive Problems
    • Cultural Oppression
    • Crisis
    • Depression
    • Divorce-Related
    • Education-Related
    • English-Speaking Anxiety
    • Family Separation/Conflict
    • First-Timers in Therapy
    • Friendship Conflicts
    • Grief and Bereavement
    • Immigration
    • Identity Issues
    • Impulsivity
    • Infertility
    • Infidelity
    • Marital & Premarital Issues
    • Mood Disorders
    • Parenting
    • Racial Identity
    • Relationship issues
    • Self-Harm
    • Shame
    • Spirituality
    • Trauma & PTSD


    • Children (5-10)
    • Tweens & Teens (11-17)
    • Young Adults (18-25)
    • Adults (25-59)

    Session Types

    • Individual
    • Family
    • Conjoint (friends, coworkers, exs, etc.)
    • Support Groups

    Service Types

    • Aromatherapy
    • Bibliotherapy
    • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
    • Breathwork
    • CBT
    • Career Counseling
    • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
    • Expressive Arts
    • Family Systems
    • Immigration Evaluation
    • Mediation
    • Meditation
    • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
    • Motivational Interviewing
    • Multicultural
    • Narrative Therapy
    • Play Therapy
    • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
    • Structural Family Therapy
    • Trauma-Focused
    • Trauma Informed Yoga
  • Rates and Insurance

    Session Cost

    $50 - $150
    Reduced Rates Available

    Insurance Accepted

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