Elisabeth Spear

LCSW

About Me

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 22

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #SW7384 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Elisabeth Spear. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by V.. on Jun 23, 2022 after therapy with Elisabeth for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coaching, and compassion fatigue

An absolute Star. Very caring and empathetic!

Written by A.N. on Jun 16, 2022 after therapy with Elisabeth for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, adhd, and career difficulties

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!

Written by C.I. on Jun 06, 2022 after therapy with Elisabeth for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Elizabeth is wonderful!

Written by J.E. on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Elisabeth for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Very attentive and asks all the right questions! Love her!

Written by A.N. on May 03, 2022 after therapy with Elisabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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.

Written by K.A. on Apr 26, 2022 after therapy with Elisabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

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

Written by J.A. on Apr 25, 2022 after therapy with Elisabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

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.

Work with me!