Lizabeth “Lizzie” Sperry, LMSW
Hello there! My name is Lizzie and I am a fully licensed therapist 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 take a very casual and laid-back approach to therapy. Therapy doesn't have to be any harder than it already is! My style is relational and humanistic. I believe that the most important component of the therapeutic process is the relationship between client and therapist.
In addition to the standard messaging back and forth in the main counseling room, I also offer 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 availability by checking out my schedule here on BetterHelp.
I strive to make sure clients feel heard, respected, valued and supported by creating a non-judgemental atmosphere in which to heal. As I already said, I believe the relationship between client and therapist is key to effective work. 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 your treatment goals.
I earned my Bachelor's Degrees in Biology and Criminal Justice and my Master's Degree in Social Work from Grand Valley State University. I have 10+ years of professional experience counseling with people of all ages from all different backgrounds struggling with all manner of issues.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, 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, 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, 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), 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
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Lizabeth “Lizzie” Sperry. 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.
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
Lizzie is wonderful to talk to and has been helping me in exactly the way I was hoping for.
She has helped me with useful new concepts and new ways for me to look at issues I am facing. I have been better right away and bringing new ideas to my relationships has been very beneficial. Would absolutely recommend Lizzie!
Written on Jan 02, 2021 after therapy with Lizabeth “Lizzie” for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse