Liz LaBolt

(MA, LMFT, CDWF)

About Me

I am grateful to have had the honor of working with clients for over five years and to have witnessed their successful growth and positive change. In the process, I’ve come to see my primary role as someone who sells hope: Yes, it can get better! No, you are not hopeless—you’re human! For the record, I would not sell to anyone else what I do not buy myself. The poet Emily Dickinson instructed us to “Dwell in possibility.” With that as my mantra, my overarching goal is to support hope and help clients uncover alternate possibilities on the way to achieving their goals. Specifically, I’ve helped clients address a wide range of problems including anxiety, depression, shame (which is frequently the barrier to self-acceptance and positive self-esteem), trauma, communication, coping, parenting, transitions, and relational problems.

I believe the client is the expert on his, or her, own life, and that we are more alike than different, but that no two are the same. My style is non-judgmental, warm, interactive, and, when appropriate, humorous. My goal for the therapeutic relationship is that it be built on safety and trust. We are fellow travelers both on this planet and in this work.

My focus is on client's strengths and my approach is a combination of client-centered/humanistic, solution-focused, positive psychology, and psychodynamic. When indicated by client need, I also teach skills including communication; coping; mindfulness; and self-compassion.

The CDWF after my name indicates that I am a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator. The Daring Way™ is based on the research of Brené Brown, Ph.D. Through the process of exploring topics such as vulnerability, courage, shame, and worthiness, clients discover new choices and practices that move them toward more authentic and wholehearted living. The primary focus is on developing shame resilience skills and developing daily practices that transform the way we live, love, parent, and lead. It was the profound personal impact of my own encounter with this work that led to it becoming a major influence in my work with clients. I’d like to share two of Brené Brown’s quotes that clearly demonstrate that impact and summarize my own philosophy:

You are imperfect, you are wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging. Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we’re all in this together.

Owning our stories and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing we will ever do.

I know asking for help is vulnerable and takes motivation and courage. I also know that the work itself is not easy, but, at the same time, I can think of little else that is more rewarding. I admire and validate your taking this step. I would be honored to work with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

LMFT #LMFT88920 (Expires: 2021-04-01)


Reviews

Written by L.A. on Dec 25, 2018 after counseling with Liz for 2 years and 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, career difficulties, and depression

Working with Liz LaBolt has been an amazing transforming experience for me. She's the cheerleader that roots for you, the coach that tells you to get back in there and try again, she's the mentor that sends you articles and memes to inspire and make you laugh and make you think or reflect. Depression has been difficult at best to overcome, Liz gives you the tools to help you cope 1 day at a time, and those days turn into months and years. You have a special counselor in Liz LaBolt!

Written by E.L on Aug 26, 2016 after counseling with Liz for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, anger, career, and depression

Liz is amazing! Very supportive. Quick to respond and talking to her feels like we've been good friends forever. She's honest and you can tell she loves what she does.

Written by P.A on Jul 30, 2016 after counseling with Liz for 1 month on issues concerning career

This lady is awesome, she seems educated and very invested in her work. BetterHelp is fortunate to have such talent on staff.

Written by K.A on Jun 29, 2016 after counseling with Liz for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and depression

Liz is very patient and understanding. She has been great at helping me work through my issues and provides great insight.

Written by N.A on May 18, 2016 after counseling with Liz for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, parenting, self esteem, and depression

Liz LaBolt has been a huge help since I started with BetterHelp. Her advice is very insightful.

Written by L.A on May 12, 2016 after counseling with Liz for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, career, and depression

What can I say about Liz that could really explain just how wonderful she is. She listens, is empathetic, offers suggestions and mostly reassurance and a sense of professional friendship and understanding. She's the consummate cheerleader and her messages cut to the heart of the matter without you feeling like she's just putting in her time. I highly recommend Liz!

Written by J.D on May 09, 2016 after counseling with Liz for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and depression

Liz is an insightful, creative, resourceful and very caring therapist. She does a great job of not only empathizing with what's going on, but also with narrowing-in on the roots of issues and helping you to root them out. Her conversations and food-for-thought ideas have been tremendously-helpful. I'd highly recommend her to anybody looking to understand the challenges in their lives, and (more-importantly) move past them and on to brighter days!