About LizRead my story, and why I chose to help others through therapy.
Hi! I’m Liz.
Licensed Therapist, LMHC
I’m a licensed mental health counselor in private practice for over a decade. I’m available online or in-person for adult individuals. I have recently relocated my office from New York City to Phoenix, Arizona. My graduate degree in psychological counseling is from Columbia University. I attend post-graduate training, receive clinical supervision, and am always working to increase my knowledge and skill base to ensure my clients get the best possible care I can give. As a Dr. Sarno Jewish therapist online, I have trained in Sarno’s specific methodology of TMS Mind Body-Connection.
It’s a privilege that people invite me along on their life’s journey. I love helping them to embrace their lives, make meaning of their experiences, and fall in love with who they uniquely are. My goal as a therapist is that people should find peace and joy in their day-to-day lives, no matter what their circumstances.
What inspired me to become a therapist is the ability therapy has to transform lives. Therapy can turn your biggest challenges into the biggest opportunities. Instead of just having to go through something or deal with it, therapy turns it into a learning experience that can change the rest of your life for the better.
My therapy approach is a blend of insight, practical guidance, and in-the-moment healing experiences. I’m skilled in several different methods of therapy and personalize my interventions to fit what I think the individual I am working with will respond to best. Mostly I use interventions from psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, somatic and AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) therapies. I focus on individual counseling in my practice, because my work has shown me the better a person feels on the inside, the more they see the rest of their life and relationships fall into place.
It’s important to me that each client feels ‘gotten’ and cared for by me. But I am definitely not an “uh-huh” therapist… I don’t just listen and reflect back. I ask questions and share insights and observations as we go along. I always check-in with clients to see if what I’m doing is helpful and I encourage them to share their reactions and questions as part of the therapy.
Some of my areas of expertise such as chronic pain & illness (link) and singles (link) were inspired by my own personal experiences with these things and therefore a special desire to be there for others going through it and help them in a way that only a person who’s been through it before, can. However I’m careful not to impose my own feelings and experiences on others and always try to get a full understanding of what it’s like for that person and what their needs are. Please see my Specialties (link) page to see other areas I am skilled in and sensitive to. To see what my clients have to say about working with me, please see my Testimonials page.
It takes a really strong person to be able to look at their life and say ‘something isn’t working here and I want to fix it’. Not everybody can do that and I respect it. I find it inspiring and exciting to work with that everyday.
All potential clients get a consultation session, which gives you a glimpse of what it would be like to work with me, and you can then decide if it’s something you want to pursue further or not. If either of us decides after the first session that I am not the right fit for you, I will try to help you find someone who is. Schedule a Consultation Session Here.
Have a question? I designed my FAQ page to address what most people want to know about working with me. If you don’t see it there, feel free to email, text or call me.
Thank you and I look forward to being in touch!
Recently relocated from New York City to Arizona