Having received her Master's Degree in 2007 from the Ohio State University School of Social Work, Elizabeth has a strong background in mental health and counseling. Elizabeth has studied Animal Assisted Therapy, Child and Lifespan Development, and numerous therapeutic theories and techniques.
Prior to her time at Courageous Journeys, Elizabeth worked as a hospice Social Worker for over five years. Her knowledge of physical health complements her work in the mental health field. Elizabeth's philosophy is firmly rooted in a Holistic model in which the body and mind are intrinsically connected. She believes in the interrelatedness of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social, and all other areas of life. This is the foundation from which she begins her exploration of client needs.
Elizabeth enjoys working with people from all walks of life. She provides counseling and education regarding emotional fatigue from daily stressors, grief and loss, physical disabilities, health concerns, social isolation, trauma, anxiety, poor self-esteem, relationship difficulties, and depression. Elizabeth is a committed and compassionate therapist who partners with her clients to find solutions for their unique challenges, to provide support during their times of crisis, to help them build up what seems broken down, and open what feels closed. Elizabeth has a singular ability to see the potential of all people, to recognize their strengths, and to help them find their way from despair back to balance, hope, and joy. Elizabeth has been newly trained in EMDR.