About Ligia M. Houben
Ligia M. Houben
Ligia MA, FT, FAAGC, CPC, CHT, is the founder of My Meaningful Life, LLC and The Center for Transforming Lives in Miami, Fl where she consults with individuals and families; by offering coaching/support, groups and workshops. Ligia is the author of three books on grief: The self-help book Transform Your Loss. Your Guide to Strength and Hope, Counseling Hispanics Through Loss, Grief, and Bereavement. A Guide for Mental Health Professionals, and Transforming Grief and Loss. Workbook (for coaches and mental health professionals).
» BA in Psychology and Religious Studies from the University of Miami.
» Master in Religious Studies.
» Graduate Certificates in Multidisciplinary Gerontology from Florida International University.
» Graduate Certificates in Loss and Healing from St. Thomas University.
» Certified in Thanatology, Grief Counseling, Hypnosis and Professional Coach.
» She is a Fellow in Thanatology: Death, Dying, and Bereavement and a Fellow of the American Academy of Grief Counseling and former board member of ADEC (The Association for Death, Education, and Counseling).
Ligia’s work has been centered in the area of grief and loss, expanding into meaning and growth.
She has a great passion for life and believes all of us are able to fulfill our purpose if we can only change our attitude and beliefs.
Ligia has conducted workshops and seminars in English and Spanish, in the United States and Latin America. Ligia M. Houben has appeared on numerous radio and television programs, including CNN Español, NPR, NBC, and Univisión.
A pioneer in working with Hispanics and grief, she authored the book Counseling Hispanics through Loss, Grief, and Bereavement. A Guide to Mental Health Professionals, which has been widely embraced as a helping manual in clinical settings, hospitals, and individuals.
This book includes her system of transformation, The 11 Principles of Transformation® which was introduced in her self-help book Transform Your Loss: Your Guide to Strength and Hope.
Ligia M. Houben was born is Managua, Nicaragua and lives in Miami, Florida. She is known for sharing her personal story of loss and transformation, her love for people, and her desire to bring peace and joy to others.
Former speaker for PESI
I’ve had the honor to present my seminar, “Transforming Grief and Loss” in more than 100 cities while working together with PESI.