I am a licensed clinician with over 20 years of experience working with multiple treatment modalities to assist both people in crisis and people seeking to improve self esteem, evaluate all types of relationships and life goals or make major life changes. I am very practical in terms of helping you to make changes and transitions in your life. My viewpoint is one of working with a person and also what surrounds that person - family, community, workplace and social life. I am also caring, warm, and open professionally to spiritual and alternative methods such as mindfulness and meditation.
I am open to both video and phone sessions but not to chat or text sessions as I believe it is easy to misinterpret emotions and levels of concerns you may express via text and chat. Finding a therapist that you trust and connect with is a challenging task, it is important to me to offer the best of myself when we are working together.
Over the past twenty years I have worked with people experiencing chronic and terminal illness, mental heath crisis, homelessness, PTSD, consequences of aging, and disability. I have also worked with people wanting to improve self esteem, work through family and relationship issues, and also the many internal conflicts experienced throughout the stages of life as beliefs, needs and goals change over time. I am comfortable working with LGBTQ clients and also with clients in alternative lifestyles such as polyamory, swinging and BDSM. My goal is for each client to have a space to discuss choices and needs openly in a caring and professional relationship.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Anger management
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Cancer , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Post-traumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCSW #SW7384 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
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An absolute Star. Very caring and empathetic!
Elisabeth is a great therapist that I found after my long search. I’ve been to quite a couple of therapists and none of them really suited me like she does. I appreciate her skills and her overall demeanor and support!
Elizabeth is wonderful!
Very attentive and asks all the right questions! Love her!
Elisabeth is fantastic to talk to. She truly cares about the root of your issues, and wants to find the best treatment that finds your situation. I feel like the care I'm getting from her is truly tailored to my experience and issues.
She’s super sweet and she listens really well. She also gives practical advice and tips you can use. She goes at your pace and doesn’t rush you. I really do like her
This has been my first experience with therapy and Elizabeth is so supportive. I am able to speak comfortably without feeling like I need to hold back any details. She is receptive to my concerns and listens intently before giving me advice and sending me helpful articles and resources.