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Elizabeth "Liz" McDowell, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Grief Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), in the State of Idaho, and have been providing services to individuals and families for more than 15 years. I have worked with various populations in inpatient and outpatient settings, providing assessments, therapy and support. I genuinely care about the individuals I work with and appreciate the opportunity to help with life challenges. I tend to use CBT, Solution Focused, Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing techniques in sessions. Some of the issues I can help with are, crisis situations, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, attachment issues, and communication skills.

Professional experience

16yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

CA LCSW 114279


UT LCSW 13019148-3501




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

Liz is a great therapist for me! She's kind, thoughtful, experienced, and is a great listener. She repeats things and details I said two weeks beforehand, which reinforces the feeling that someone really cares. She's helping me with a breakup and restoring my self-esteem and body image after a health crisis. She even comes up with ideas how to help and reaches out to other mental health professionals for ideas when needed. I am glad BetterHelp connected me with Liz.

Written on May 19, 2023 after therapy with Elizabeth "Liz" for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Liz is a wonderful fit for me. She is so kind, great listener, and is really untuned with her spirituality that is perfect for me. I’ve tried a few therapists, and so far, Liz just gives me this presence that feels like peace and I know I will be guided to heal and brought in the right direction. She asks the best questions and challenges me. I recommend her to anyone!

Written on Apr 29, 2023 after therapy with Elizabeth "Liz" for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Liz is tremendous. She listens. She validates my feelings and offers tangible advice.

Written on Feb 11, 2023 after therapy with Elizabeth "Liz" for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Liz has helped me with more than I can list. She is very gentle and kind in approaching issues that are very hard to bring up and work through. She always makes me feel heard and offers solutions for dealing and coping with these issues. Would 100% recommend to anyone who needs to heal.

Written on Jan 25, 2023 after therapy with Elizabeth "Liz" for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

So far feel comfortable after one session and came up with some things to try which is great.

Written on Nov 17, 2022 after therapy with Elizabeth "Liz" for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and addictions