Mental health has played a major role in Lilly Sanchez’s personal life through different experiences with her own family. This allowed her to grow in passion to be able to help others in their mental health journey. She has worked in behavioral health since 2015 here at Genesis. She started off working at the front desk and from there grew into a mental health field in TMS. She has been the TMS coordinator at Genesis for four years and truly believes the effectiveness of the treatments to get patients out of their struggles of depression motivated her to go back to school to pursue her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling. She completed her Master’s degree from UTSA in Mental Health counseling in December 2018. Her Bachelor’s was in biology and psychology from the University of Texas-Pan American in 2014.
She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (2020). Therapeutic interventions she uses include: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), DBT informed skills, trauma-informed skills, and person-centered to strengthen and empower patients.
Patients have shared their appreciation for her supportiveness, accountability, and understanding that allows for a safe place to explore hard areas of their stories.
She enjoys being a counselor because she has the ability to help patients in their healing journey. She has a special place in her heart for grief counseling due to her internships being focused on grief through her master’s program. This passion allows space for her to work as an instrument of God to help instill hope of healing. On a daily basis, she hears hard stories from patients’ pain, which drives her to advocate and listen to the needs of her patients.
She is a San Antonio native, alongside her fiancé and family. She is a huge Spurs fan and the oldest of 5 children.