Change begins with you and ripples out into the world.”
Elizabeth has extensive expertise in working with anxiety, depression, stress, substance use, and the intersection of mental health and addiction. She supports her clients through a client-centered approach, and continually works to provide a compassionate healing environment for you to explore your experiences and emotions. Using evidence based methods, crisis intervention and resolutions, she empowers clients to heal and grow.
Elizabeth has worked with adolescents, adults, families, and groups. She has worked closely with families to offer insight, implement coping skills, and rebuild trust. She offers EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a powerful brain based modality that is very effective at getting lasting and significant emotional physical and psychological results.
Elizabeth can support clients located in DC, VA, and DE.
- Strength-Based Therapy
- CBT & Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Person-Centered Therapy
Previous Clinical Experience
Prior to joining The Viva Center, Elizabeth held numerous clinical leadership positions at a variety of local regional and national mental health organizations. In her almost 20 years of clinical work, she revels in the opportunity to affect positive wellness outcomes through her supervisory influence as well as her direct clinical work.
Elizabeth received her Master of Science in Advanced Clinical Social Work from Columbia University, New York, New York, and Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Science, from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.
She has proven her continued dedication to her clients and their wellness throughout her academic and professional career.
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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.