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Meet Elizabeth

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist, licensed in both California and Nevada. I have a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology. I work with individual adults and couples. Over the years my clients have included military personnel returning from deployment and family members of the service member, developmentally- disabled people and family members, gay and lesbian people, couples deciding whether to work to save a marriage or to work to be able to co-parent following a divorce.

My goal is to assist you in expanding possibilities for your life journey. Over my thirty plus years as a licensed therapist I have observed that all of us constantly strive to make life better. Most of us react to life experiences by creating a very narrow range of responses. Then we repeat these patterns until we realize that they no longer serve our need. We may feel “stuck;” we feel the need for a different approach Together we look at your situation and your consistent methods for handling it. You decide if you want to continue as you are. If not, then you try out new ways of responding.

The only way that we can live is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn.

training and experience:

• Licensed MFT for 30 years

• MA in Clinical Psychology with specialization in treating chemical dependence and co-dependence

• Graduate of Santa Barbara Gestalt Institute 3-year training program

• Therapist with The Soldiers Project providing counseling to Iraq and Afghanistan personnel and anyone affected by their deployment