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Elizabeth DeFanti, LCPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Self esteem, Motivation Career difficulties Depression
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About me

Hello, my name is Elizabeth DeFanti. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC), with a Master of Arts and Master of Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. I consider it a privilege to practice in the counseling profession and I have experience working with individuals with a wide range of concerns such as anxiety, depression, addiction and substance use, relationship issues, career path, and more.

I believe my role as a clinician is to provide a safe haven, honoring you with respect, nonjudgment and compassion along your unique journey. Our shared space is collaborative and creative where you are the trusted expert in your life, and I a guide and consultant to assist you in achieving your desired goals.

My therapeutic approach is client-centered and holistic in nature with attention to your mind, body and spirit. I draw on principles and techniques from various therapies depending on your particular needs, values and goals. My work is informed by Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) which places great importance on attachment, emotion and its regulation, experiencing, and both internal and interpersonal dynamics or “dances”. I also value Positive Psychology with its focus on strengths, resiliency and meaningful fulfillment. Mindfulness, self-compassion, distress tolerance, and breathing practices can help increase acceptance and presence in the here and now. The Multicultural Counseling perspective also influences my work. This means that I am aware of my own cultural identity and values. It also means that I make every effort to learn about your cultural identity and worldview, and to use culturally appropriate methods that are respectful of your values, beliefs and goals.

It takes courage to seek counseling and I would be honored to work with you.

Professional experience

4yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Self esteem, Motivation Career difficulties Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Elizabeth DeFanti. 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.

Elizabeth is calm, caring and understanding. She’s never made me feel judged. Every session has been helpful and constructive. Would definitely recommend Elizabeth!

Written on Mar 25, 2022 after therapy with Elizabeth for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem