Elizabeth Papa

(M.Ed., Eds., LPC)

About Me

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist licensed in Virginia and California with experience working as a psychotherapist, play therapist, and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, body image, relationship issues, parenting problems, military and veteran issues, PTSD, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced trauma and/or emotional, psychical, and sexual abuse.

I hold the relationship between therapist and client in high regard and believe a positive, collaborative, therapeutic relationship is essential to the healing and growth process. I will strive to provide a warm and comfortable environment in which clients are free to explore themselves and their relationships and meet their specific goals. I works to promote understanding, compassion, healing, growth, and balance in the lives of my clients. I also hold the belief that there are many ways to approach therapy and will work with you to find what fits to your specific needs and goals. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and mindfulness based counseling. I also used DBT techniques often throughout the counseling process.

Thank you for reading about me and for reaching out towards support for whatever it is you may be struggling with. Seeking the help you need and just taking the step to get started is a huge step and shows bravery and willingness. I look forward to helping you in this next step of your journey!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Eating disorders
  • Depression

I also have experience in Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #0701006635 (Expires: 2020-06-01)


Reviews

Written by C.H. on Mar 25, 2020 after counseling with Elizabeth for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

Just had my final live chat with the best counselor ever she has been there for me through thick and thin I am so very thankful for the time I have had with her thank you so much Elizabeth I hope to one day meet again. I could not have done with without you. Jesus loves you

Written by N.I. on Oct 19, 2019 after counseling with Elizabeth for 4 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Elizabeth is an outstanding counselor and welcomed me in with open arms when I was against therapy. Anyone is lucky to have this angel in their lives as a therapist.

Written by W.T. on Apr 12, 2019 after counseling with Elizabeth for 1 year and 5 months

She is amazing, super insightful, willing to listen and come up with different plans when necessary. Super inventive regarding conversations when I am emotionally a wreck.

Written by S.U. on Mar 19, 2019 after counseling with Elizabeth for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

She truly understand me. She helps me feel normal. She helps me see things in a way my anxiety won’t allow me to see. She helps me think clearly. And she makes sure my focus stays on what’s best for me while I try and find may way in this life. Truly an amazing counselor, I trust her with everything!

Written by C.A. on Sep 18, 2018 after counseling with Elizabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and bipolar

Elizabeth has been wonderful so far. I feel like I can go to her about anything and she'll do what she can to help me. I'd recommend her to anyone.

Written by A.N. on Jun 11, 2018 after counseling with Elizabeth for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and relationship

Working with Elizabeth has been extremely helpful. She is kind, supportive, and warm. I instantly felt like I was talking with a friend. I had struggled to find a therapist with the right fit for me. Being matched with Elizabeth was the first time I felt like I was getting what I needed.

Written by M.O. on May 13, 2018 after counseling with Elizabeth for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Elizabeth is the best! She really listens and helps me through any concern I might have. She really has helped me in so many ways!

Written by K.Y. on Apr 27, 2018 after counseling with Elizabeth for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, sleeping, and self esteem

Elizabeth is awesome! She is responsive and has helped me tremendously in the past few months I've been working with her.

Written by J.A. on Apr 25, 2018 after counseling with Elizabeth for 1 month

Elizabeth is very intuitive and appropriately empathetic. Her challenges are right on target but she is equally able to slow the pace and rework issues when challenges are not met.

Written by K.I. on Mar 14, 2018 after counseling with Elizabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, and parenting

She has such a kind voice, and is so encouraging and supportive. Most importantly she helps me understand what is going on with me and provides helpful tips. I really enjoy speaking with her.

Written by T.A. on Nov 21, 2017 after counseling with Elizabeth for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping, parenting, and self esteem

While I have only known Elizabeth for a couple months, I feel like she is completely professional, knowledgeable, and genuinely caring about my concerns. I never feel judged, and I view her as a breath of fresh, unbiased air that I have needed for a while in my chaotic life.