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Pilar Siman, LCSW

Clinical Therapist


Education: M.S.W. Clinical Social Work - Columbia University, Postgraduate Certificate: Bowen Family Systems Theory, B.S. Culture and Politics - Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service

Approach to therapy: Pilar utilizes various therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Play Therapy, Sand Tray Therapy and Guided Meditation. Pilar is passionate about teaching students practical skills to manage difficult emotions and has spearheaded the efforts at FIU CAPS to provide clinical workshops. She currently coordinates the clinical workshop program at FIU which offers workshops on anxiety, depression, relationships and healthy coping strategies.

Professional Interests:

As a bicultural therapist, Pilar enjoys helping college students navigate issues of identity development such as race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, spirituality and career interest. She specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, self-harm, family conflict, and trauma. In addition, Pilar provides online therapy to FIU online students.

Other Activities:

Pilar is a member of the National Association of Social Workers. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, listening to podcasts and traveling.