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Elizabeth Stivers, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Parenting issues Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I specialize in working with adolescents, adults and families and have been offering dynamic clinical services since 2001. I am a licensed clinical social worker in the States of Tennessee and Maine and a member of the National Association of Social Workers. I received my undergraduate degree in psychology at The University of Texas at Austin and my master’s degree in social work at The University of Chicago.

I am committed to offering compassionate and professional services to everyone who comes to me seeking assistance. I have worked with individuals and families in a variety of settings (in homes, community centers, hospitals, residential placements, outpatient clinics, and private practice) and facing a multitude of issues. Some of these issues include:

• Grief and loss
• Depression/Anxiety
• School difficulties
• Family or sibling conflict
• Blended families
• Pre and post adoption adjustments
• Foster care challenges
• Children with chronic or critical illness

The families that I see benefit from my broad perspective of an entire family system as well as my meticulous attention to the individual needs of each family member.

In my work with clients I teach healthy communication skills, empower individuals to make desired changes in their lives, enhance individuals’ understanding of the mental and emotional processes influencing their interpersonal dynamics, and assist those coping with the stresses of everyday life changes.

Professional experience

15yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Parenting issues Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue, Adoption and Foster Care, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

TN LCSW 4828



These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Elizabeth Stivers. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Elizabeth has been a great resource for me to work through my various anxieties. She is a thoughtful and empathetic listener and offers concrete suggestions that are realistic to actually carry out in my life. I'm really grateful to have her as a therapist!

Written on Jan 16, 2024 after therapy with Elizabeth for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and adhd

Elizabeth is THE best. She has helped me process through the worst time in my life. I can not recommend her enough.

Written on May 24, 2023 after therapy with Elizabeth for 4 months on issues concerning depression, anger management, and coping with life changes

Very patient, understanding, and friendly. Asks appropriate questions designed to pinpoint areas of issues to come with solutions for better mental health. Elizabeth shows great professionalism

Written on Oct 08, 2022 after therapy with Elizabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

She’s awesome

Written on Sep 06, 2022 after therapy with Elizabeth for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

When I first met Elizabeth, I was in somewhat of a crisis and she has proved to be an outstanding and very responsive therapist. In about 10 weeks with her, I feel like she has gotten to know my story in way that feels very reassuring.

Written on Aug 27, 2022 after therapy with Elizabeth for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I really love working with Elizabeth. I have a hard time connecting with others and being open and she is so easy to talk to that I feel comfortable with her. I also have a hard time with being too in my own feelings to figure out what is going on and how to respond and she does a great job of helping me process things and find the right words.

Written on Dec 07, 2021 after therapy with Elizabeth for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse