My name is Elizabeth Renteria and I am a licensed clinical social worker in both the states of California and Oregon. I received my master's in Social Work from the University of Washington in Seattle and also have a Master's in Counseling from the University of La Verne. I have several years of experience treating both individuals and families in a variety of issues including depression, anxiety and trauma and other life stressors. I use a client centered approach that focuses on practical solutions to help you cultivate well-being and improve your life. I combine strength based and culturally relevant practices along with other cognitive based therapies to help you in treatment. I believe that creating a warm, collaborative and safe therapeutic relationship is key for achieving best results. I look forward to meeting you and discussing how together we promote healing in your life.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Immigration Issues, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
OR LCSW L5306
CA LCSW 22752
Liz has been absolutely amazing and supportive. She actively listens and interprets my ramblings incredibly well which has really helped me understand myself a lot better. I’ve been in therapy many times in my life and I honestly think I’ve made more progress with Liz than I have with any of my other therapists, many of whom I saw for a longer period of time.
Written on Nov 14, 2022 after therapy with Elizabeth for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Liz is a great listener and has given me techniques and exercises to help me out through my depression. She has given me confidence in applying all my lessons in real life and every session with her felt productive and motivating. I am very grateful.
Written on Oct 16, 2022 after therapy with Elizabeth for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Elizabeth is very knowledgeable in handling trauma and shows great compassion. Her support feels genuine which is helpful in processing painful memories. I can always count on her to remind me of the positive progress happening to keep me away from sadness.
Written on Oct 05, 2022 after therapy with Elizabeth for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and adhd
Liz has felt like a great voice to talk through issues with and discuss difficult circumstances. She has a unique perspective and hasn't been afraid to share her opinions and feelings with me in a way that seems authentic and supportive. It's been a pleasure learning all that I can from her over the past few months!
Written on Aug 01, 2022 after therapy with Elizabeth for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
She is a great listener and helps you work through your problems by feeling validated and seen. She is great. Would definitely recommend her to anyone!
Written on May 16, 2022 after therapy with Elizabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd
Has been very helpful!
Written on Jan 26, 2022 after therapy with Elizabeth for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd