Hello there! My name is Lizzie and I am a fully licensed therapist (LMSW, CCTP) in the State of Michigan, US and here on BetterHelp. I have been in practice for 10 years and I especially LOVE working with people from different places all over the world! I am truly excited to get the opportunity to get to know you and your story! I consider it a privilege when a person makes the choice to allow me a glimpse into their world. So, I thank YOU for making the brave decision to reach out.
You will find that I have a very intentionally casual and laid-back style in therapy. Therapy doesn't have to be any harder than it already is! I am coming from a strength-based, relational and humanistic perspective as I believe that the most important component of the therapeutic process is the very relationship itself between client and therapist.
In addition to the standard messaging back and forth in the main counseling room, the "meat and potatoes" of this process will be our live sessions. These sessions occur in real time and last for 45 minutes. They are scheduled by you ahead of time and you can find my weekly availability by checking out my schedule here on BetterHelp.
I strive to be sure that my clients feel heard, respected, valued and supported by creating a safe devoid of judgement where I will meet you where you are, not drag you to where I or anyone else thinks you should be, and I hope to help you find some peace, some knowledge, some awareness, perhaps a different perspective, and most importantly, some healing. As I already said, I believe the relationship between client and therapist is key to effective work. Therapy is not an overnight fix. And if you are looking for a brief solution-focused approach, I'm not your girl. I believe that by taking the time and effort to build a foundation of trust, I will provide the understanding and empathy, the guidance, and the gentle challenges necessary to be sure that you meet (and even exceed, in some cases) your treatment goals. Buckle up because you are in for a bit of a wild ride when you enter therapy, but I would argue that it's worth it, and that you will come out on the other side of it not just a more balanced, more strength-focused, more positive and happier version of yourself, but also with the tools and shift in perspective to maintain that upward trajectory long after our work together has come to an end.
I earned my Bachelor's Degrees in Biology and Criminal Justice and my Master's Degree in Social Work with a Clinical emphasis from Grand Valley State University. I am a Licensed Clinical Master's Level Social Worker and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional with 10 years of professional experience counseling people of all ages from all different cultures/walks of life struggling with all manner of issues spanning from diagnosable mental health disorders, relationship and/or family issues, career difficulties, overall lack of motivation and/or direction in life, and/or just simply emotional imbalance, dysregulation and/or dis-ease. If we sound like a good fit, let's take the first steps toward figuring it all out. And if we are not a good fit, it's super simple to change therapists on this app with no awkwardness or discomfort at all!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Visually Impaired, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
MI LMSW 6801105115
the best therapist i could ever ask for!! cannot recommend her enough
Written on Nov 19, 2023 after therapy with Lizabeth “Lizzie” for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
An amazing person to talk to. Understands your needs and meets you where your at always! I love speaking to her, in fact I look forward to it.
Written on Apr 21, 2023 after therapy with Lizabeth “Lizzie” for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse
Lizzie has been by my side while I was going through some of the worst times of my life. It’s her who I go back to when in need. I’ve never felt the need to change my therapist. That speaks volumes about her work.
Written on Jul 23, 2022 after therapy with Lizabeth “Lizzie” for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
Lizzie is really understanding and supportive while also offering practical help
Written on Jul 24, 2021 after therapy with Lizabeth “Lizzie” for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Lizzie made me realise so many things that I needed to know and taught me so much about life and I will always be grateful to her and to BetterHelp for giving me the opportunity to interact with such a beautiful soul. She's more than just a therapist to me, she's someone I'll always keep close to my heart.
Written on Mar 01, 2021 after therapy with Lizabeth “Lizzie” for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem
Lizzie is quite crafty as therapists go, and cracked me open like an egg with her casual and approachable demeanour. She has an inviting and completely non-judgemental manner that really puts you at ease and makes you feel comfortable talking about dark topics. We’ve had good laughs together and our sessions are always something I look forward to. Highly recommend for anyone nervous about doing therapy for the first time and worried about being awkward, Lizzie cures that pretty quick.
Written on Feb 23, 2021 after therapy with Lizabeth “Lizzie” for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and career difficulties