When our emotions control too much of our lives we can feel powerless and desperate, and it can be difficult to achieve our ideal life or even improve our situation. I aim to give a safe and welcoming space for individuals to grow awareness and skills to better manage emotions, take back control of their lives, and reach their goals. I work with clients who have various concerns such as feeling overwhelmed by stress, depression, anxiety, or more challenging issues they wish to address.
I enjoy working with clients with a variety of issues. Also, as a former police officer, I have an understanding of what first responders experience in their day-to-day lives both on the job and personally, enhancing my support of Fire, EMS, Police, Dispatchers, and the Military. I also work with clients having acute or chronic thoughts of suicide and self-harm behavior, creating workable safety plans.
I understand clients' struggles against internal and external challenges can lead to clients losing belief in their ability to cope or make positive changes in their lives.
I have a bachelor's degree in Psychology and Criminology from the University of Missouri- St. Louis. I completed my education with a Master's in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis.
Through compassion, connection, and practical skills training from ACT, CBT, Brief Solutions Focused Therapy, and DBT I work with clients to create lives that fulfill their values.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy
MO LCSW 2019005609
UT LCSW 13052735-3501
MN LICSW 28682
She provides advice that I needed to help myself get back on my feet
Written on Apr 21, 2023 after therapy with Elizabeth for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, anger management, and adhd
She helped me so much to feel better about myself and was so encouraging...helped me through a hard decision and showed how much she cared. Listened without judgement . Best therapist I have ever spoken to!
Written on Oct 29, 2022 after therapy with Elizabeth for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes