I am a social worker with 9 years of experience. My areas of special passion are recovery from trauma, especially intimate partner violence and sexual violence, and substance use issues. I also have extensive experience with supporting individuals to manage a variety of mental health concerns including mood and anxiety disorders.
My approach blends a variety of therapeutic techniques, especially CBT, narrative, feminist, and psychodynamic approaches. But I individualize treatment for every client because everybody is different and needs different things. A feminist approach does not mean that I devalue men's perspectives. It simply means that I view women and men as equals, and that I believe it is important to recognize the impact of intersectionality on our lives and our relationships. I am LGBTQ-affirming.
I live in Atlanta with my husband, children, dogs, and cats. I love spending time outdoors, reading, and going on adventures.
I became a social worker because I love getting to know new people and helping them find the creativity, strength, and value they didn't know they had. I love getting to be a part of others' journeys to create a better life for themselves and their communities.
Thank you for reading my profile, and I look forward to the opportunity to be a part of your journey!
- Trauma and abuse
- Parenting issues
- Coping with life changes
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Family of Origin Issues , Guilt and Shame , HIV / AIDS , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Phobias , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexuality , Trichotillomania , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #CSW007218 (Expires: 2022-09-30)
Liza has been an incredible listener and affirmer in a great time big shifts in my intimate life. She is calm, mature, insightful, and a supportive and tactful listener. Liza has been able to point out details in the stories I share that offer reflection into ways I behave and have accepted myself to be treated. I never feel judged when speaking to Liza, and often leave our conversations feeling empowered to continue leaning into what is bringing positive change in my life. I'm so, so grateful to have been paired with her--her knowledge on emotional abuse and trauma has been surprisingly instrumental in helping me to gain insight to my biggest relationship issues.
Liza Marks is incredibly in-tune with her clients. She respects boundaries but also challenges me in ways that are most beneficial and productive to my growth. She is kind, relatable, and dependable. She offers great resources but never pressures me into anything I don’t want to do.
I have only been working with Liza for about two weeks, and I really enjoy talking to her. It’s good to have someone to bounce ideas, feelings, and emotions off of. I have been a more rational person after getting on BetterHelp and having a few conversations with Liza. These few weeks have really puts things in perspective for me, or reminded me how to ground and be mindful of myself and the moment I’m in.