Photo Credit: Leticia London

Photo Credit: Leticia London

Elizabeth Haberer, LCSW

Psychotherapy is a process that turns the gaze inward. It can open the door to new possibilities of engaging with ourselves and others by helping us gain awareness about our inner workings and can free us to respond, rather than react to life's difficulties. This requires self-study, referred to as svadhyaya in yogic philosophy. Svadhyaya means ¨one's own reading.¨

Elizabeth has almost two decades of clinical experience. She is committed to helping people fully inhabit their bodies, relationships and lives in an integrative and grounded manner.   

For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks… the work for which all other work is but preparation.
— Rainer Maria Rilke
 
 

About Me

I completed my graduate studies in 2000 and received my advanced licensure with recognition as clinical supervisor in 2004. I have worked in various inpatient and outpatient mental health settings such as the Children's Assessment Center, the Council on Recovery, and the University of Pittsburgh's Intensive Outpatient OCD program.  Most recently, I worked for several years at the Menninger Clinic in Houston, Texas.  

My areas of expertise include trauma, anxiety, personality disorders and dual diagnosis. I am grounded in the psychodynamic framework, which explores how thoughts and feelings outside our conscious awareness impact our lives.  I place emphasis on relationship and the quality of the alliance that we build together.  

Clinical interests include working with integration of the mind/body, working with young adults, and helping people who feel stuck by feelings of shame and alienation.  I also provide clinical services in Spanish.

 

 
 
 

Expertise

As an analyst in advanced training in psychoanalysis, I have completed a formal two year training in psychodynamic psychotherapy and am currently pursuing training in adult psychoanalysis through the Center for Psychoanalysis in Houston.  I have extensive training in mindfulness-based approaches such as ACT, self-compassion and DBT, as well as certifications in CBT modalities and exposure therapy for OCD. 

I hold accreditation as a Certified Group Psychotherapist and serve on the board of the Houston Group Psychotherapy Society. Contributing to the training of future clinicians as a clinical supervisor and adjunct faculty at the University of Houston's Graduate School of Social Work is another facet of my practice.

I am a certified yoga instructor and founded THRIVE, a Trauma-Informed yoga program which offers yoga classes and consultation services for yoga teachers and clinicians.  My intent is to help people establish a trusting relationship with their bodies.