My name is Elizabeth “Liz” Smith. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania, and a National Certified Counselor. I completed my master's degree in professional counseling at Waynesburg University in 2010 as a nontraditional student.
I have worked with many couples who successfully overcame obstacles in their relationship and life goals. I typically focus on healthy communication patterns and use the Gottman approach by each partner establishing a relationship with the therapist through sharing their history, their relationship philosophy, and their goals for treatment, each providing an assessment of the relationship, learning to engage in discussion of a topic on which partners disagree, learning the research-derived components of healthy relationships, bolstering the fondness and respect that first brought partners together, learning and practicing skills for each element of a good relationship, from developing trust to repairing attacks and other regrettable incidents, coaching from the therapist in the use of interaction skills, balancing the wheel of their relationship and acquiring tools for checking and maintaining relationship health beyond therapy.
I believe in the gift that couples give to each other day after day and work be happy to assist in helping you create a stronger relationship and therapeutic outcome.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Parenting issues
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Family Problems , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hoarding , Infidelity , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Posttraumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #PC006945 (Expires: 2021-02-28)
After just 2 short sessions my relationship already feels healthier and I feel lighter. Thank you Elizabeth!