Our significant relationship(s) can be life's greatest gift or challenge. Unfortunately, the gifts often come out of the challenges that we work on with our partner. Even though our society values committed partnerships, not many people are taught how to be in healthy, loving relationships. The reality is that every couple goes through their stuff. We just don't see how they go through it unless they are some of the rare people who describe their most vulnerable moments.
I have worked with couples for 8 years. As a therapist, I find couples work to be the most rewarding. I work on helping couples see each other in deeper ways than they are used to at home, reduce their reliance on their defenses, and assert needs to have the rewarding relationship you signed up for. Sometimes our expectations and experiences are not lined up. I will help you and your partner discuss both to bring more clarity to what challenges you. I have worked with couples across the lifespan. Some in their early twenties up to celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary. Some couples come in with a few areas of particular difficulty. Others seem to struggle with the same strategies for conflict resolution across every area of their life. Special areas of focus can be money, sex, families of origin, communication, trust, infidelity, work/life balance, parenting, mixed orientation couples, nonmonogamy, chronic illness, and one or both partners' struggling with mental health symptoms/disorders.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Intimacy-related issues
I also have experience in Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
LMFT #MF000944 (Expires: 2021-02-28)
Elizabeth has allowed me the opportunity to work towards becoming stronger emotionally and mentally. I appreciate our live sessions and she has been quick to respond to my messages. I am happy with Elizabeth's guidance and the skills she is helping me improve through the worksheets she has provided.
Elizabeth is a truly committed woman that is always replying as fast as possible with content and advices that have impact on the counseling. Thank you.
It has only been a few weeks but we feel Elizabeth (Libby) has been a great match for us! She has been quick to pick up on how we feel and made us feel very comfortable. Very professional and helpful. She's a great counselor and honestly has felt like an old friend even after the very first session.