Clinical Systems Coordinator
I believe everyone has the ability to change, and 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 social worker who specializes in adults with anxiety, depression, chronic and terminal illness, and trauma.
Using a combination of behavioral, mindfulness, and strengths-based approaches, Liz works collaboratively with individuals to gain insight into existing thoughts and behaviors and develop skills to change habits with humor, empathy, and care.
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy
- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
Using a combination of behavioral, mindfulness, and strengths-based approaches, Liz works collaboratively with individuals to gain insight into existing thoughts and behaviors and develop skills to change habits with humor, empathy, and caring.
Previous Clinical Experience
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.
She recently blogging her journey as a therapist on her website.
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. Liz 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 via email or phone at (202) 350-1101.
First Meeting Documents
In preparation for the first visit, you will be asked to fill out the following forms:
Each of our Clinical Associates is a licensed practitioner. As required by licensure, treatment under a licensed practitioner is confidential. This form explains limitations to that confidentiality required by licensure. It also outlines the collaborative nature of the therapeutic relationship and co-responsibility for treatment outcomes.
Financial Agreement This form outlines The Viva Center’s financial policies. Here at Viva, we offer special accommodations to assist with cash flow and to simplify payments. As a professional courtesy, clients opting to pay with a credit card are not billed until the end of the month, although fees are technically due at the time of service. This allows time for insurance to send reimbursement closer to the time of payment.
This form serves 2 purposes: It helps to capture the baseline experience when beginning treatment, allowing for an opportunity to take stock of current status. It also helps the clinician gather important background information without taking extra time in the first session. The first page of this form is required, and the others are supplemental. It is fine to exercise the decision to leave out any areas of the form. Please keep in mind any areas elected not to be disclosed at this time may be relevant to treatment outcomes.
Credit Card Authorization Form
This form is only required if electing to use a credit card to pay for services. Conveniently, this form only needs to be filled out once and is stored securely. Payment with cash or checks is also accepted.