My name is Jo and I appreciate you taking a look at my profile to consider if I might be a good match for what you need.
MY EXPERIENCE: I am an independently licensed counselor (LPCC) with over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. My career journey has placed me within:
Intensive Psychiatric Hospital settings, Correctional settings, Substance Treatment Centers, and Community Counseling Centers.
WHAT I’VE LEARNED: The common factor that everyone I have ever supported through my counseling services seems to have is that they just want to feel better now.
They also want to have the tools, insight, and motivation to keep feeling better and to keep making the choices that will help them to feel stable, safe, happy, content and engaged in life in a way that works for them.
MY APPROACH: I believe that every individual is doing the best they can in the moment in their lives. Sometimes help and support is needed to manage the stressors that life throws our way. My approach is very person-centered. When I meet with you, it's a conversation. You know yourself. My job is to understand you: your needs, wants, desires, obstacles, strengths and growing edges, dreams, fears, challenges. How we work together depends on your needs and who you are as an individual.
• Substance Use
• Life Transitions
• Existential Crisis
WAYS WE CAN WORK TOGETHER: Some of the modalities I am able to use include:
• Somatic Therapy
• Relational/Systems Therapy
• Solution-Focused Therapy
• Narrative Therapy
• Motivational Therapy
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Body Image, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NM LPCC CCMH0195581
I’ve had a great experience meeting with Elizabeth weekly. She listens carefully, asks important questions and is able to provide me with tools and resources to work through things. She has never rushed me through our sessions and has even gone overtime with me. She has shown me that she truly cares. I fully trust in her skills and expertise and feel hopeful when I meet with her. I would 100% recommend her as a therapist!
Written on Apr 06, 2022 after therapy with Elizabeth for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and eating disorders
Elizabeth is amazing! She met me where I was at and helped me through my hardest issues. I highly recommend her if you get a chance.
Written on Mar 20, 2022 after therapy with Elizabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Jo is the best therapist I’ve ever had, and there have been a lot. She manages the practical with the theoretical, lends actionable advice and isn’t afraid to call out issues when they’re apparent, in a kind but direct manner. The progress I have made in my time with her has been substantial and quicker than I could’ve imagined, as we rehash the parts where I may not be doing the best and don’t rehash things that remain unimportant. Therapy for me has usually been a slow drag towards mediocrity, but here I feel like I’m making meaningful steps and being shown a path towards a substantially improved way of thinking and way of life that I would not have seen had it not been for her. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough.
Written on Feb 02, 2022 after therapy with Elizabeth for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
I feel that being in and out of therapy. I finally found the exact therapist I needed in Elizabeth Chavez. Remember this is a journey and it’s okay to try several therapists before you find what your looking for. But she’s it for me!!
Written on Jan 19, 2022 after therapy with Elizabeth for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
A great communicator and a great mentor in trying to decipher the way we think and feel. It's thanks to her that I can go forward in life with a better mindset and a better route of thought.
Written on Dec 18, 2021 after therapy with Elizabeth for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem
I have had one session with her that I though was highly enlightening, I look forward to more sessions in the future.
Written on Nov 19, 2021 after therapy with Elizabeth for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and compassion fatigue