Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Accepting new clients for daytime appointments
Offers remote video sessions
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Elizabeth is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the owner of Cobb Psychotherapy LCSW, a full service private therapy practice with offices in Brooklyn Heights, Midtown Manhattan, and Williamsburg. Her practice focuses primarily on supporting young adults as they navigate the emotional ups and downs of major life transitions, such as graduating college, starting a new job, moving cities, and beginning and ending relationships. She is passionate about empowering millennials to confront these times of uncertainty with greater confidence and purpose.
Many of Elizabeth's clients come to her office seeking support for depression and anxiety. She is highly skilled at peeling back the layers of emotional complexity surrounding the root causes, paying close attention to the self-beliefs and relationship patterns that form based on early life experiences and family systems. She also equips clients with the concrete skills to manage overwhelming thoughts and emotions with greater mindfulness and ease.
In addition to her office, accessible by Court Street and Borough Hall subway stations, Elizabeth has completed the Person Centered Tech Telemental Health Certification Program and is excited to offer the option of remote therapy sessions, encouraging her clients to make room in their busy schedules for self-care.
Anxiety – Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression – Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Emerging adults – Supporting emerging adults as they transition from school to work, find fulfilling careers, manage workplace relations, and make midlife career changes
Life transitions – Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Trauma – Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Bipolar disorder – Developing coping and preventive strategies to stabilize extreme mood swings, including manic and depressive episodes; increasing effective strategies to regulate emotions and maintain a healthy daily routine
Existential challenges – Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness
Relationships – Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Stress management – Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Elizabeth is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Initial/ongoing session: $250 (50min)
Sliding scale: A sliding scale of $200 - $250 is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Message to clients
“What is holding you back? I work with young adults who don't know the answer to that question, who are struggling with life transitions, finding a purpose, and may be having a life "crisis." Often my clients are dealing with depression and anxiety related to difficulty making decisions, are stuck in an unsatisfying job, or are feeling confused and uncertain about the next step in their life. My goal is to help you understand what you want and what's holding you back.
I help by exploring underlying resistance/barriers to accomplishing your goals. I help you face your fears by using a combination of CBT, to understand and challenge negative thoughts and beliefs, and EMDR which helps to work through and integrate important memories from your past to help you succeed. Together we can go deeper so you can see lasting change and discover your best self. Together we can work to figure out your purpose. Contact me to set up a complimentary consultation or appointment. Don't just survive. Thrive!”
Treatment approachesCognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. (learn more)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)EMDR is a form of trauma treatment that helps process distressing memories and restore the brain's natural healing abilities, reducing the memories' lasting effects and allowing the person to develop more adaptive coping mechanisms. (learn more)
Internal Family SystemsIFS is a type of therapy that views the mind as a combination of relatively discrete subpersonalities each with its own viewpoint and qualities that interact with one another. IFS aims to understand how these collections of subpersonalities are organized and promote harmony among them. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Cobb Psychotherapy LCSW, Owner & Lead Therapist, 2015 - Present
Catholic Charities Jamaica Outpatient Mental Health Clinic, LMSW, 2013 - 2015
Kings County Hospital Inpatient Mental Health, Social Worker II, 2011 - 2013
Person Centered Tech Telemental Health Certification Program, 2018
Columbia University, MSW, 2011
George Washington University, BA, 2006