Elizabeth Giele


About Me

Welcome! I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW/LCSW) and advanced certified hospice/palliative social worker (ACHP-SW) with over 30 years of experience providing counseling and coaching services to people throughout many parts of the United States. I respect and honor your decision to seek a counselor to help you with the challenges you are going through.

I work with clients from a person-centered, strengths-based perspective, meaning that I LISTEN to you non-judgmentally, and I LEARN from you about your values and dreams, what helps you most, and what your wishes are to improve your life, your relationships, and how you are feeling. In addition to deeply hearing you and your story, I provide interventions and support based in mindfulness and insight-orientation, life coaching, and cognitive-behavioral techniques, all of which will improve your confidence and your compassion for yourself, and increase your resilience to cope with whatever challenges have come your way.

We all go through losses and unexpected change and crises at some point(s) in our lives. I am here to help you navigate these upsets, whether it is the diagnosis of a serious illness, the death of a loved one, divorce, the loss of employment, questions about your relationships and sexuality, or helping take care of your elderly parents, to name just some common challenges we all may deal with. I am an expert specifically in life and personal development coaching, career issues, grief and loss, coping with life-threatening illness, navigating medical systems, and compassion fatigue and caregiver support especially for adult children or caregivers of elderly parents.

I look forward to working side-by-side with you to improve your health, confidence, and well-being, and to help you achieve your most fulfilling, authentic, and empowered life!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Career difficulties
  • Coping with life changes
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coaching , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy

Years of Experience: 31

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #C-08888 (Expires: 2022-07-01)

LICSW #1021086 (Expires: 2021-08-23)

LICSW #ISW02400 (Expires: 2021-05-01)

LCSW #LC14589 (Expires: 2021-12-31)


Written by B.R. on Jul 23, 2020 after counseling with Elizabeth for 1 month on issues concerning adhd

Elizabeth has been incredibly helpful during a time in my life when I finally admitted to needing therapy. She's offered insights that I couldn't have come across and given me a much better peace of mind than I've had in years.

Written by D.A. on Jun 15, 2020 after counseling with Elizabeth for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and career difficulties

Elizabeth is exactly the ideal counselor. She listens and is truly non judgmental no matter how obscure, strange, painful or deeply personal the topic may be. My short stint with Elizabeth was incredibly productive and helpful. She is a wonderful listener and overall calming presence. She is the absolute best.

Written by L.I. on Jun 12, 2020 after counseling with Elizabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coaching

Elizabeth is a great match for me. She actively listens, quickly understands what I am saying, has great suggestions without being overbearing and is easy to talk to. I find her very respectful of my intellect and knowledge and helps me grow just that little bit more which is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you Elizabeth!

Written by E.T. on May 14, 2020 after counseling with Elizabeth for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Elizabeth is a fantastic counselor. I feel that she has helped me to better understand myself as a person, and my motivations for how/why I do things that I do. I think she has been very helpful in helping me become centered and learning to combat my own fears regarding anxiety and relationship phobias. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking help. She's very good at getting you to see not only the big picture, but also your role with yourself.

Written by C.O. on May 09, 2020 after counseling with Elizabeth for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Elizabeth has given me many tools to help me work through my relationship issues and my own mental health. She helped me recognize some of my self-defeating patterns and taught me how to break out of them. I’m grateful for her work and would highly recommend her to anyone who is struggling with a relationship or anxiety

Written by L.I. on Apr 29, 2020 after counseling with Elizabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes

I'm queer and trans and working class. She is so supportive and respectful while not being a part of my community. Still so helpful and kind. I'm not reduced to just being 'other' but rather seen as a whole human with lots of competing stresses. Also so kind and helpful about being a senior's caregiver. Highly recommended.

Written by K.A. on Apr 16, 2020 after counseling with Elizabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

I have tried therapy on and off for 15 years, and Elizabeth is the only one I have ever connected with and it's only been a few weeks! I feel like Elizabeth actually listens to me when I vent and not only offers empathy but solutions. She is helping me learn mindful techniques to combat frequent panic attacks and cope with my anxiety. I have felt a lot better even since booking our first appointment.