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Rev. Elizabeth Hector, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression
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About me

I am a trauma therapist in Montana with ten years of pastoral experience prior to attending social work school. My background, while grounded in pastoral ministry, also comes from the liberal side, with a basis of acceptance and gentleness for all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race or creed. I have worked with all age groups in both careers, moving seamlessly from youth work to sitting gently with people facing chronic illness and end of life issues.
I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and I'm working on training in Internal Family Systems. I've spent years working with co-occurring disorders and finding that most of my clientele were struggling with trauma issues. PTSD is one of the most common disorders to be complicated by substance use disorders. I've worked as well with Multi-Systemic Therapy, and have a passion for finding ways to allow my clients to regain control where chaos has taken over. For the last two years I've concentrated on teenagers in a group home setting - more trauma and more co-occurring disorders and more work to get families to engage as well.
LCSW: 11 years. Ordained United Church of Christ: 28 years. Offering CBT, EMDR, client focused work in mood disorders, trauma and process addictions, also work with LGBT issues.

Professional experience

8yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Codependency, Communication problems, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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

I needed to get some things I've been carrying for years, she has offered me multiple ways to help, she provides feedback and exercises that fit me and my mental needs

Written on Apr 12, 2024 after therapy with Elizabeth for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd