Liliana Gonzalez, B.Sc., HNCP

Career Counsellor

Liliana believes that each client’s cultural context and identity shapes their worldview. She creates a safe space for clients to share their story and utilizes a strengths-based and culture-infused approach. Liliana helps clients to identify and maximize their strengths, develop clarity and optimism, make informed career decisions, and achieve their career goals. As a bilingual, fluent in Spanish and English, and with a multicultural background, she approaches career counselling with an empathetic, non-judgmental, curious, and practical mindset.

Liliana has been working in the career development field for over seven years, providing support to a diverse clientele at various stages in their careers. Currently, as a Career Development Specialist for international students at UCalgary, she has worked with thousands of international students of all levels (undergraduate, masters and PhD) and from all degree programs, to help them achieve career success. She has presented her expertise at numerous national conferences, and published articles in a national and an international magazine.

Currently, she is completing a Master of Counselling Psychology degree at the University of Calgary. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Visual Studies and Art History, and a Human Resource Management Certificate from UCalgary. She has also completed a Career Educator Certificate Program through the Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers and a Holistic Narrative Career Professional Training through OneLife Tools.

Liliana demonstrates a commitment to lifelong learning. Throughout the years, she has expanded her knowledge in a varied areas and topics, including arts, science, business, humanities, diversity and inclusion, and intercultural communication amongst others. She also holds certificates in advanced sports and exercise nutrition, digital media design, and graphic design. Because of her initiative to expand her knowledge, she is able to counsel diverse clients holistically.

Liliana also offers personal counselling through our Synthesis Psychology practice (visit→). Her areas of focus include: managing stress, life and cultural transitions and mindfulness, as well as supporting clients with communication, self-esteem and confidence.