Elizabeth completed her Master’s Degree in psychology at Springfield College and her Master’s Degree in community mental health at Southern NH University. She earned a graduate certificate in integrated community mental health and substance abuse services. She has over 25 years of clinical experience across a variety of settings including emergency crisis services in an inpatient hospital setting, nonprofit and private practice outpatient counseling. Elizabeth has also taught a College Success Strategies course as an Adjunct Professor, with emphasis on personal and academic growth and development at New Hampshire community College working closely with the Human Services/psychology program. She has provided clinical and administrative supervision to human service’s majors in a women and children’s group home. She has a broad range of experience working with many different populations and presenting problems. She is well versed in crisis assessment and crisis stabilization, as well as assessing and treating individuals struggling with family dynamics and/or family of origin issues.
She uses a variety of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Solution Focused therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral therapy, behavior modification, mindfulness and relaxation and person centered therapy, depending on the needs of the individual. Elizabeth believes in working in unison with individuals, utilizing their strength and helping them to identify the challenges that are holding them back from achieving their goals. Where there is hope, there is change.
Areas of Specialization
• Depression and Bipolar Disorder
• Anxiety Disorders
• Self-harm behaviors
• Grief and loss
• Acute Stress disorder
• Suicide assessment and risk reduction
• Chronic mental illness
• Self-image and self-esteem issues
• Relationship conflict
• Group psychotherapy
• Crisis intervention
• Substance Abuse