I am a family and marriage counselor licensed in California with over 10 years of experience working as a psychotherapist both privately and in the clinic setting. I have had the honor of working with clients from children to senior adults, couples and groups. In this experience, I have worked with clients who have had visits of depression; anxiety; trauma; family issues; religious crisis; parenting challenges and self-harm thoughts. I have been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). My preferred approaches include: Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Person Centered, Psychodynamic and Family Therapy. Although I do not provide pastoral counseling, I assist clients whom are Christian with issues that may challenge their faith. I pray with clients (at their request) and provide Biblical scriptures as a foundation.
My counseling style is warm and interactive and I may challenge clients at times where we both agree may be barriers to moving forward. I do not give advice to clients, but assist them in finding what works for them.
Psychotherapy involves hard work, being true to yourself and awareness that real change is done outside of the therapeutic relationship. "Anything you work hard for, you appreciate more."
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
AZ LMFT LMFT-15491
CA LMFT 50926
Elizabeth is very knowledgeable and has offered great techniques to get through tough issues. Great listener, offers sound advice and most importantly ties it into the Christian faith. Highly recommend going with her!
Written on Apr 05, 2023 after therapy with Elizabeth for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and sleeping disorders
This is my first experience with therapy for myself. I have often encouraged others in my line of work to seek therapy and I also knew going in that you get what you give when it comes to therapy. My experience with Elizabeth has been eye opening! She really listens to me and offers me to explore and really challenge my reflective thinking beyond what I have ever been able to do on my own! Most of the time, I don't want the time to run out! So because my time is limited, I also use the reflection tool and journaling along with and when you share those with your therapist, she again, responds and offers more insight! What an amazing experience!
Written on Feb 22, 2023 after therapy with Elizabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I love her.
Written on Feb 21, 2023 after therapy with Elizabeth 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, bipolar disorder, coping with life
Elizabeth is caring, kind, and shares a lot of useful information that I’ve never considered. She’s great!
Written on Feb 14, 2023 after therapy with Elizabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief
She's so understanding. Gives great advice. But also helps you be your own help and grow.
Written on Jan 29, 2023 after therapy with Elizabeth for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Elizabeth is a knowledgeable and skilled therapist. She actively listens, leads with empathy and offers insightful homework to build supportive skills.
Written on Jan 16, 2023 after therapy with Elizabeth for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue