“I truly believe everyone has an innate capacity to change and I am committed to partnering with you to help address life challenges in a safe, comfortable environment using empathy, compassion, and a little bit of humor.”
Liz is a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in adults with anxiety, depression, chronic and terminal illness, and trauma and PTSD.
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy
- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
Using a combination of cognitive, behavioral, mindfulness, and strengths-based approaches, Liz works collaboratively with individuals to gain insight into existing thoughts and behaviors and develop skills, building on strengths, to change habits with humor, empathy, and caring.
Previous Clinical Experience
In addition to her therapy practice at the Viva Center, Liz was employed at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in the intensive care units, where she worked with chronic and critically ill patients and families, offering support, short-term counseling, and crisis intervention.
Liz previously worked in international public health providing technical and management support to projects in Africa and the Middle East.
She received her master’s in Social Work at The Catholic University of America in 2013. She also received a master’s of Public Health at The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in 2005, concentrating on mental health in complex emergencies and natural disasters. She received her undergraduate degree from Vassar College, in Poughkeepsie, NY.
For more information, to schedule an appointment, or to contact Liz directly, she can be reached at 202-265-1000 x124 or at Elizabeth@vivapartnership.com.