About Me

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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
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

Years of Experience: 9

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #CSW007218 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

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

Written by S.A. on Jan 09, 2022 after therapy with Liza for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and coaching

Liza has worked with me through the highs and lows for the past couple of years and I am so grateful for her expertise and warm demeanor. Rather than taking the reigns, Liza provides a safe space for my own understanding and awareness of what I need from therapy and gently guides me through that process. I have learned so much and come to understand myself far more these past couple of years with Liza. Perhaps most importantly, through her grace and understanding, she has helped me find self compassion and healing.

Written by L.A. on Feb 04, 2021 after therapy with Liza for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Liza has been a major blessing in my life these past few months. Her perspectives are always fresh and grounding--she has a way of helping me understand my thoughts in a better way and has a talent for framing our conversations in a forward-thinking way. She has been empowering and supportive during a time I've made great changes and need support and encouragement from someone I can trust. So much of my growth in these past few months can be credited to our conversations--Liza has undoubtedly left a major positive impact on my life.

Written by C.H. on Jan 16, 2021 after therapy with Liza for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I have been working with Liza for about 4-5 months now and have nothing but good things to say! After a few not-great tries at therapy and years of putting it off, I was very nervous to start but I felt totally at ease and comfortable from the very beginning. I leave every single session feeling like we accomplished something. I feel very supported and listened to, and I really appreciate how she helps lead me to discoveries about myself and puts the pieces together with me instead of putting words in my mouth or telling me what to do. I really feel like I’m developing tools to help me help myself and she is a huge part of that.

Written by A.N. on Nov 15, 2020 after therapy with Liza for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

In my 12 years of therapist-hopping, having trouble finding someone who fullly understands what I'm going through, finding Liza has been a godsend. I literally couldn't have asked for a warmer more caring counselor. If I could see her in my own state I would and every month that they extended the quarantine ordinance was a sigh of relief. I'm reluctant to ever have to switch again but now I feel the strength and confidence to keep going in my healing, and the guts to say no and ask for what I need. I'm the future if and when the time comes to switch, I'll be ready. I've learned a lot about my disorder and reparenting. Better help has been a safe space for me to get familiar with my dark stuff and Liza has been so supportive of the hurt and the pain I'm enduring. Where has Liza been all my life?

Written by S.T. on Oct 24, 2020 after therapy with Liza for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Liza has been tremendous. We have worked through my OCD issues with incremental steps and I really feel that I can tell her anything without judgment. I really appreciated that she validated my feelings and helped me on getting through my OCD journey. Thanks again Liza!

Written by F.R. on Sep 30, 2020 after therapy with Liza for 4 weeks

Liza is awesome, we've only had 2 sessions. Hence, so far, she's helped me see things from a different perspective. I look forward to my next session.

Written by J.A. on Sep 25, 2020 after therapy with Liza for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by S.Y. on Sep 15, 2020 after therapy with Liza for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compa

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.

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