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Hi! I'm Elizabeth!

Pronouns: She/Her

From boots on the ground to the therapy office, I know we all have a different story to tell and I am honored that you are considering sharing your story with me.  Deciding to reach out to a therapist can be really daunting, but together we can work together to empower you to write your next chapter, and find your authentic voice.

Why I am a Social Worker

"And now for something completely different!"

I finished a chapter in the military, and while that may seem different from working as a licensed clinical social worker,  I wanted to continue the part of that job that I loved, which was listening to other’s stories, walking with them. As a retired combat veteran, I am passionate about working with our military, government, and first responders and have experience working with active duty and reservists struggling with substance use disorder and other challenges such as trauma and injury, and work diligently to destroy the stigma and barriers to improving mental health. I believe in empowerment and provide trauma informed care that is goal directed and collaborative.

 

Change is where growth is. I hold your story and help you discover new tools to try out and put in your own toolbox as you journey through this “one wild and precious life”. I have experience supporting adolescents and adults, cisgender as well as LGBTQIA+, living with anxiety, ADHD, trauma, depression, autism spectrum disorder, substance use disorder, as well as loss, life transition and conflict. 
 

Current Adventures:

  • Currently reading: Wintering by Katherine May

    Recent Favorite Book: "My Grandmother's Hands" by Resmaa Menakem.

  • Finding Mindfulness in live music, hot yoga (20+ year practitioner), camping, and spending time with my dog.

Specialties and Services

  • Substance Use Disorders using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    • Individual Therapy​

    • Family Support for Recovery

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

    • Interpersonal Trauma

    • Military Trauma

    • First Responder and Medical Worker's Trauma

  • Gender Affirming Mental Health Care

  • Treating Military Members and their Families

  • Federal Employees and their Families

  • Grief, Loss, and Life Transitions

  • Working with Clients 16 years old +.

Treatment Style and Methods

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Trauma Informed Therapy

  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) coping skills, distress tolerance, and mindfulness.

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Restructuring (EMDR)

Education and Credentials

Education

  • 2017 The Catholic University of America, Masters of Social Work, clinical concentration

  • 1991 Georgetown University, Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service, BSFS

Credentials

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Virginia

  • Licensed Clinical Social Work Supervisor, Virginia

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker - Provisional and Interim Telehealth, Vermont

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