Liz Hatlestad


About Me

Hi! My name is Liz and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas. I have worked in the counseling field for over 6 years in a variety of settings and with a diverse range of clients. I earned my Masters degree in Professional Counseling from Texas State University and special training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I have helped clients who struggle with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, loss and grief, major life changes and adjustments, and parenting.

Counseling gives you the opportunity to make time for self-exploration. As your counselor, it is my job to give you an accepting, affirming, and empathetic environment where you can learn more about yourself, identify things about your life that you like, and process how to change what is not going well for you. I find it a privilege to work with my clients and be part of their journey towards becoming a version of themselves of which they are proud. I have seen my clients challenge themselves, do hard work, and make revelations that were possible within the safe space of counseling. You are beginning your first steps of that process by looking for a counselor, and for that I want to encourage you!

My approach to therapy is client centered: I believe the client is an expert on their own life and I'm here to help you accomplish the goals you make for yourself. Through a strengths-based and solutions-focused lens, I draw on multiple treatment modalities to guide clients in identifying strengths and learning about their emotions. Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), I assist clients in understanding how our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are connected and driven. This model can also be used with a trauma lens (Trauma-Focused CBT) to understand how crises and tragedies in our life have affected our ability to cope.

Outside of counseling, I enjoy being in my backyard with my family and two cats. I love to read, visit new places, and watch too much TV. I look forward to meeting you!

You can learn more about me by visiting my professional website:


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Compassion fatigue

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #75014 (Expires: 2021-07-31)


Written by T.O. on Jun 27, 2020 after counseling with Liz for 3 weeks on issues concerning grief

Liz was awesome! She was exactly what I needed. I needed to talk to someone outside of family and friends and Liz help me get my grieving out and I really enjoyed talking to her. Thanks for everything

Written by W.I. on Jun 03, 2020 after counseling with Liz for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Thank you Liz, you’re great!

Written by M.I. on Jun 01, 2020 after counseling with Liz for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Liz is a great listener who provides you with good guidance.

Written by J.E. on Jun 01, 2020 after counseling with Liz for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and grief

Liz is amazing! She's energetic and helpful and very interactive.