Lissette “Liz” Berlanga, MS, LMHC

Lissette “Liz” Berlanga, MS, LMHC

English & Spanish Speaking

BCBS, Cigna, First Choice, Kaiser PPO, LifeWise, Premera, Regence, United

Private Pay & Out-Of-Network Rate:
$180 Per Clinical Hour



Adults 18+, Couples

Growing up as a first-generation Cuban-American, I witnessed the impact of our attempts at acculturation on my family’s mental and emotional health.  We had to adapt to the unique challenges that come with living within a cultural norm that wasn’t our own. Sadly, this also led to my own mental health struggles in early adulthood. Counseling saved my life. 

After my first experience with counseling, I found renewed hope and meaning for life and decided I’d pay all the benefits I had received forward. My passion is to help others find what they need. I want to help others discover the opportunity, the light in the darkness, the balance, the safe place.  I want to help folxs to find their, “I am okay.”

I strive to create a safe, supportive, and judgment free environment to explore and move through feeling stuck. Using evidence-based strategies and a multicultural / social justice lens, I strive to connect my clients to solutions and insights that can lead to real change. I walk alongside my clients to achieve greater understanding of themselves and their values. To live a life of meaning and wellbeing while honoring the self.

I generally work well with adults looking to find their identity, overcome thoughts / feelings that make them feel stuck, find joy and satisfaction in their relationships and themselves. I love providing support for the LGBTQ+ community, self identified geeks, Spanish speakers, and marginalized folks from all walks of life. I also love providing support for folxs who live in nontraditional family structures and may engage in consensual non-monogamy, and kink/alternative lifestyles. 

Lissette “Liz” Berlanga, MS, LMHC
NPI#: 1386129880 / License #LH61028836

Areas of Focus

ADHD Therapy
Anxiety Therapy
Chronic Shame and Self Criticism Therapy
Depression Therapy
Gender Dysphoria
Identity Exploration
Loss and Grief Therapy
LBGTQ+ Affirming Care
Life Transitions Therapy
Kink & Alternative Lifestyles
Non-Traditional Relationships
Cross-Cultural Relationships Challenges
Trauma & PTSD

Therapeutic Modalities

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
Emotion-focused therapy (EFT)
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Existential focus 
Narrative therapy
Kink Aware
Consensual non-monogamy (CNM) Aware 
Polyvagal informed care 
Culturally humble


Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling, Nova Southern University (NSU)
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, University of Florida (UF)

Additional Trainings & Certifications

Approved Supervisor Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Clinical Care of the Transgender Patient
Implicit Bias in the Therapeutic Community
Polyvagal Informed Therapy Master Class with Deb Dana
Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality CAMS-Care
Identifying and Assessing Victims of Abuse and Neglect
Trauma ­Focused Cognitive­ Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)