Elizabeth Scala

(LMSW)

About Me

My name is Elizabeth Scala and I am a licensed social worker. I have practiced social work for 40 years in Michigan and Canada. My background includes 28 years as a medical social worker, and early years working with children and adults in psychiatric settings. I am new to remote work and look forward to learning and growing with you.

My focus is on how we as people are always trying to do what we think is best for our own safety, survival, and happiness. Yet we can feel unhappy, anxious, and have behaviors we want to change. I believe we are many parts that make one whole person, and it is helpful to recognize each part of ourselves. In sorting through each aspect of ourselves, we find a way toward happiness and healing.

Life has many opportunities for happiness. But our feelings and experiences can make us doubt our worth and ability to feel joy. As a therapist I try to be a partner in your journey to discover those parts of life and yourself you can trust and enjoy.

My techniques are learning from you, research and application of any therapeutic approach you may find helpful and finding resources in your world to help meet your goals. I follow established social work theories of psychosocial development, systems theory, and the strengths perspective of psychotherapy.
I have experience with people who are coping with medical problems, disability, grief, loss, caregiver stress, behavior problems, anger, anxiety, depression, and coping with difficulty social circumstances.

Medical issues and recent adverse medical diagnoses.
Disability
Grief and loss
Aging
Caregiver stress
Compassion fatigues
Behavior problems
Anger
Anxiety
Depression
Coping with difficult social circumstances


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Cancer , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 38

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMSW #6801060920 (Expires: 2022-04-30)


Reviews

Written by S.A. on Feb 22, 2021 after counseling with Elizabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Elizabeth is on top of things! Very responsive when you need her!

Written by E.R. on Feb 22, 2021 after counseling with Elizabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and adhd

Elizabeth jumps in with both feet! She is incredibly warm and kind, while still being assertive enough to address the issues you want to work through. She is thoughtful and creative in her approach, and the first therapist who I feel truly works wonders remotely!

Written by J.E. on Feb 20, 2021 after counseling with Elizabeth for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Elizabeth has a warm and accepting attitude. She listens and then reflects on the session with intention. She has a wealth of experience in the mental health field and is a pleasure to work with. I feel well supported and seen.

Written by V.E. on Dec 11, 2020 after counseling with Elizabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

For those of us who need someone to talk with and help sort out concerns BetterHelp.com has found a sincere professional in Elizabeth Scala. I am able to text at any time, day or night, knowing someone will answer with knowledge and competence and still be able to schedule an appointment to video chat, talk on the phone or live text. I feel connected 24/7. Elizabeth Scala also sent me information on my local therapy centers and medical professionals if my condition could be helped better with medication or a more controlled environment. BetterHelp.com has brought meaningful care to the next level.

Written by K.A. on Sep 09, 2020 after counseling with Elizabeth for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Elizabeth is fantastic! Even without direct experience in my issue area, she was able to find some relevant resources to provide me with.

Written by C.A. on Sep 01, 2020 after counseling with Elizabeth for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Elizabeth was an excellent thoughtful councilor to me. She was a encouraging and calm presence for me, and really put me at ease during our sessions. My sessions with her were my first contact with mental health support, and I cannot recommend her enough.

Written by M.E. on Aug 29, 2020 after counseling with Elizabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Elizabeth is caring and kind, & quick to respond.