Elizabeth is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Registered Art Therapist (ATR). Elizabeth’s educational experience includes earning a bachelor’s in fine art from Alma College, and a master of arts in Community Counseling with a specialization in Art Therapy from Wayne State University.
Post-graduate school, Elizabeth has attended extensive trainings such as; Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Pivotal Response Treatment, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS), Parent Management Training–Oregon Model (PMTO) and Motivational Interviewing.
Elizabeth understands that no two people are alike, especially when involving individual needs and concerns. Using an integrative approach gives the ability for Elizabeth to help clients in a way that she believes will fit them as an individual. Elizabeth utilizes approaches that involve strategies from cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and reality therapy. Elizabeth also integrates art therapy within counseling sessions, especially when words are hard to find.
Prior to Blossom Behavioral Wellness Center, Elizabeth has widespread experience working in outpatient clinics, residential and healthcare clinics. Elizabeth has experience working with all ages addressing; grief and loss, terminal illness, chronic pain, depression/anxiety, and bereavement. Specifically, she has experience in the development and implementation of treatment for individuals and groups; with autism, complex pain, spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries.
“I believe that the therapeutic process is fostered by building a trusting and empathetic relationship to help better understand various presenting concerns; past, present and future– all while searching for deeper understandings and any other underlying issues. Through the counseling process it is hoped that clients discover how to find solutions for life’s difficult issues.”