Have you experienced challenges that leave you feeling frustrated and even stuck? Are you constantly feeling discouraged, disconnected from those close to you and find it challenging to move forward in life? We may think that we need to figure out how to deal with all these feelings on our own all the time but the truth is you don't have to.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in helping females who struggle with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and the impact of trauma. I am also an Art Therapist which allows me to utilize creative ways to help individuals express their thoughts and feelings when the words are not always available. I am EMDR trained, another modality that helps the brains capacity to process and heal those troubling memories that continue to impact your mind.
I believe in providing quality care, a safe, non-judgmental space for individuals who have made the decision to invest in their emotional well being. It is possible to live a fulfilling life, one that brings you joy and the ability to address those challenges in a more positive way. Let me help you get there.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Attachment Issues, Codependency, Dissociation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Life Purpose, Multicultural Concerns, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
CA LMFT 111591
In a relatively short period of time, Elizabeth has helped me in numerous ways, for which I am so grateful. She is brilliant, personable, and compassionate. I have entrusted her with information and experiences I have never shared with anyone. She has helped me gain perspective, self awareness, and understanding of myself. She is highly knowledgeable about complex trauma, and subsequent modalities of healing. I would absolutely recommend her to a friend.
Written on Jul 09, 2022 after therapy with Elizabeth for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
It’s been about a year since I started working with Elizabeth Barraza. During this time, I made tremendous strides in identifying reasons for my reactions to and/or feelings about certain situations then modifying how I view those past events and their affiliated feelings; so that my future reactions reflect the person I want to be. She is a great listener and she gives me a lot of food for thought about the issues I discuss with her. She was/is a wonderful guide who helped me obtain a healthier and more resilient mental state. I also appreciate her ability to help me view my past challenges from a Christian perspective. We don’t dive into this every session but it was something I was seeking in my counselor. I look forward to continuing my counseling sessions with Elizabeth. I’m very curious how much I will grow in the coming year(s).
Written on May 13, 2021 after therapy with Elizabeth for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, anger management, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue
Even though I’ve only had a couple sessions with Elizabeth, she has shown great concern over my mental health & always tries to find the best solution strategies to help me get through situations.
Written on Mar 23, 2021 after therapy with Elizabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coa
Elizabeth, in the three sessions we have had, has already taught me a handful of techniques for my anxiety, and the last two weeks would have sucked without her.
Written on Jan 23, 2021 after therapy with Elizabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Elizabeth is amazing! I’ve only had a few sessions and I feel so glad to have been connected with her. She’s kind, smart, and understanding. I’ve been sleeping better and feeling lighter since meeting her.
Written on Nov 14, 2020 after therapy with Elizabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
I've had a great experience working with her so far. I feel like she is really listening to me and taking the time to understand where I'm coming from even when I'm a little disorganized in my storytelling, and I feel really at ease opening up to her. I also really appreciate the flexibility with scheduling, I've had to cancel a video session last minute and it was easy to reschedule for the next day. All in all it's been really productive working with her so far and I appreciate her compassion and expertise.
Written on Aug 14, 2020 after therapy with Elizabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue