Elizabeth’s two decades of clinical experience have taken her to diverse settings prior to establishing her private practice, such as the Children’s Assessment Center, El Centro de Corazon, The Council on Recovery, University of Pittsburgh’s OCD Intensive Outpatient Program and most recently the Menninger Clinic, where she spent several years working in the Compass unit for young adults.
Her clinical specialities include attachment and complex trauma, personality disorders, emotions manifested in the body and family dynamics. Elizabeth has specialized post-graduate training in group psychotherapy, DBT, Exposure-Response Prevention therapy for OCD, ACT Therapy and EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization Therapy) for trauma processing.
In addition to extensive training in these evidence-based interventions, Elizabeth is pursuing advanced training in Psychoanalysis and can provide psychoanalytic treatment, which provides a deep exploration of ways unconscious self-deception can manifest via painful life choices, chronic health issues and relationships problems. Her approach is integrative and tailored to each person's needs.
Elizabeth has special designation as a clinical supervisor and has served at as adjunct faculty at the University of Houston’s Graduate School of Social Work. She frequently provides continuing education workshops and trainings. She is a certified yoga instructor and founded THRIVE, a trauma-informed Yoga program. Yoga can be integrated into psychotherapy sessions, if desired.
Elizabeth enjoys being active in social justice efforts in the community. She created and manages Sin Fronteras, a pro bono trauma therapist network in the Houston area for migrants and asylum seekers. Her commitment is to help people inhabit their bodies and communities in a meaningful manner.
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