Elizabeth has 20 years of clinical experience. She has worked in various nonprofit, community mental health, inpatient and outpatient settings prior to establishing her private practice in the Montrose area in Houston, TX. She has worked with various mental health issues and intensively with trauma, in settings such as the Children’s Assessment Center, where she worked as forensic interviewer and clinician with child survivors of sexual abuse and their families. She also worked with trauma and addiction at the Council on Recovery, and spent many years specializing in dual diagnosis at the Menninger Clinic. Elizabeth founded the Sin Fronteras Network, a group of trauma-informed providers providing pro-bono mental health services and evaluations to asylum seekers and migrants in the Houston area.
Elizabeth is an adjunct professor at the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Houston who frequently gives talks on trauma-related topics. Her clinical specialities include attachment and complex trauma, personality disorders and relationship difficulties. Though grounded in psychodynamic framework, Elizabeth has additional certifications in group psychotherapy and play therapy and she has received extensive post-graduate training in other modalities such as DBT, ERP for OCD, ACT Therapy. She also provides attachment-based EMDR for trauma processing. Elizabeth is also pursuing post-graduate training in Psychoanalysis. Her approach is integrative and tailored to each person's needs.
Elizabeth believes in mind/body integration and has been a certified yoga instructor for the past 10 years. Yoga can be integrated into psychotherapy sessions, if desired and indicated. Her commitment is to help people inhabit their bodies and communities in a meaningful manner.
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