She/Her/HersLicensed Mental Health Counselor Associate, LMHCA
Elizabeth is an individual therapist based in Seattle, Washington. A lifelong New Yorker with a previous career in performing arts, Elizabeth understands that life can be unexpected and take us places we never thought. Elizabeth has a Dual-Master's Degree in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness and LGBT Health, Education and Social Services from New York University, and is currently continuing her education by pursuing a PhD in Clinical Psychology at Seattle Pacific University.
Elizabeth takes an integrative approach to counseling with an emphasis on humanistic theory. This philosophy of psychotherapy emphasizes looking at the individual from a holistic point of view and focuses on concepts such as free will, self-efficacy, and self-actualization. Rather than concentrating on dysfunction, Elizabeth strives to help her clients fulfill their potential and maximize their well-being. She is supportive of all gender identities and sexual orientations, and is accepting of all faiths, ethnicities, races, ages, sizes, and abilities. Elizabeth is also and ally to the sex worker community and is poly/kink affirming.
Before starting her practice, Elizabeth worked as a therapist at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY, leading both individual and group therapy for those struggling with substance use disorders. Elizabeth also has extensive experience leading mindfulness groups for parents of children with ADHD, first generation college students, and LGBTQ+ individuals. Currently, Elizabeth is providing therapy exclusively via telehealth due to COVID-19.
When Elizabeth isn't seeing clients or working on her PhD, you can find her hiking in the beautiful mountains of Washington.
LGBTQIA topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values
Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health
Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present
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Private practice, 2020 - Present
Montefiore Medical Center, 2019 - 2020
Boom! Health, 2019
New York University, Dual MA in Counseling for Mental Health & Wellness and LGBT Health, Education and Social Services, 2020
Hunter College, BA, 2018