Elisabeth Sackton is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Belmont, MA. Her private practice centers on working with people who consult with her about relationships, parenting, gender identity, trauma, and separation/divorce, and a wide variety of other issues. Elisabeth is trained in family systems and narrative approaches to therapy. She uses a variety of ways to work actively with clients as they face challenging or painful situations in their lives, and is particularly interested in working with people to develop their resilience and restore a sense of agency as they work toward their goals and towards generating a sense of hope.
Elisabeth has a unique specialty in assisting parents with children who have learning disabilities. She is knowledgeable about educational and emotional issues that parents are navigating as they advocate for their children in both schools and non-educational settings. She is also particularly interested in working with families who are planning post-secondary transition, and in helping students with disabilities become strong self-advocates. She also works with adults and couples who are managing learning or attentional issues that affect them in work or relationships.
Elisabeth works with many LGBTQ+ people and is deeply familiar with many issues LGBTQ+ clients might bring to therapy, including internalized oppression, dilemmas about coming out, and life cycle decisions. She works with individuals, couples and families around gender identity and gender affirmation; considering parenting, and general couple and individual issues.
Some of her other areas of interest: working with writers, artists, and musicians; working with interfaith couples; pre-marital/pre-cohabitation counseling; working with separating parents seeking help to minimize the impact on children during a separation; individuals facing divorce/separation; couples and individuals coping with acute or chronic illness; young adults in transition to college or post-college.
Couples counseling - Working with couples at moments of transition, stress, crisis, on issues of communication, closeness, conflict,parenting choices, relationship skills
Parenting - Working with parents who are in need of support or consultation around child developmental issues or personal issues that are raised by being a parent. Working with parents of children with developmental or learning disabilities with a focus on reducing parental stress, supporting parents relationships, and navigating larger systems of care (schools, medical systems)
Gender identity - Exploring gender identity, including trans, non-binary, and gender variant identities; support throughout the process of transition
Trauma - Working with effects of trauma by establishing self care and safety, and working with the effects of trauma including profound losses, history of sexual assault or being a target or witness of violence, or similar experiences
Divorce - Working with individuals or separating couples on the meaning of ending partnership, developing self care and intentionality for the process of divorce or relationship dissolution. Parenting through divorce, including managing co-parenting at various stages of child development, protecting children from parental conflict, and supporting ongoing parent-child relationships in the new family configuration
LGBTQ+ topics - Exploring questions related to sexuality and gender identity; coming out or being closeted; relationships; family and cultural challenges
Academic and learning issues - Emotional and social issues related to academic challenges, transition to college or other post-secondary trajectory
ADD / ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) - Managing the effects of ADHD on work, relationships, self esteem and self care
Chronic illness and health challenges - Working with effects and meaning of illness with individuals, couples and families; living with acute and chronic illness
Pre-cohabitation and pre-marital challenges - Working with couples on building relationship foundations
Interfaith/multi-faith couples and families - Relationship issues that emerge because of different religious backgrounds or values, including parenting decisions, identity, family celebrations
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Years of Experience: 36 years
Private Practice, 1990 - Present
Eastern Middlesex Human Services, Clinician, 1986 - 1993
Simmons College School of Social Work, MSW, 1985