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Dr. Connie Avila walks with clients on their journey with genuine care and acceptance. Past clients describe Dr. Connie’s care as:

  • Patient
  • Compassionate
  • Caring
  • Safe
  • Loving
  • Encouraging
  • Competent
  • Understanding


 “Connie Siciliano Avila is a skilled therapist for trauma survivors including those with PTSD, dissociative disorders, and borderline personality disorder. As a member of my Trauma Program team at Timberlawn Hospital, she provided individual and group therapy to many trauma survivors. She is also an excellent administrator and did a superb job of running the partial hospitalization program component of the Trauma Program. I highly recommend her as a therapist.” – Colin A. Ross, MD, psychiatrist, The Colin A. Ross Institute for Psychological Trauma

“Dr. Avila is a dedicated professional, who is familiar with the Imago approach and trained to assist couples with “A New Way to Love” program in churches.” Margaret S. McKeon, D.Ed., LPC, LMFT, Certified Imago Relationship Therapist, Advanced Clinician

“Having worked closely with Connie Avila at a local, dual-diagnosis, addiction and mental health care residential treatment center, I was regularly able to observe her interactions with patients in several different settings, ranging from spontaneous one-on-one encounters, through small therapy groups, to large interactive ropes-course groups. During the time I worked with her, Dr. Avila was consistently professional, knowledgeable and compassionate in her approach to all patients, not only the ones for whom she had direct responsibility. She was always open and honest with her patients, confronting, and redirecting where appropriate, supporting where needed, but always championing their best interests. I have admired her energy and commitment from the moment I first met her and am happy to endorse her work as a therapist.” Elizabeth Conley, M.Ed., LPC-S