About Liz


Approach
My faith in the therapeutic process is founded in the belief that we each have the ability to access more of what can provide comfort and clarity in our lives. Intention, curiosity and a devotion to a greater happiness are the basic tools needed to kindle profound change. Experiencing “stuck-ness,” repetitive negative patterns, self-doubt, loss and fear can make common obstacles seem insurmountable, and cloud the path to our hopes for the future. With a non-judgmental and alert presence, the vague often becomes lucid, and confusion can give way to acceptance and understanding—with ourselves and towards others.

My interest is in simplicity of being, and in cultivating what we do that is of service, while looking with a spirit of inquiry at whatʼs not working. What is the relationship of form to function in our lives, and how can we manifest a more purposeful design? It is my most sincere hope that I can aid in supporting a natural awareness that is the key to living a fulfilled expression of our own authenticity, integrity and joy.

I specialize in life transitions, relationships, loss, identity, sexuality, creativity, fear, anxiety, spirituality and existential isolation. My work is with couples and individuals, with the collaborative goal of helping you find more effective ways to be happy, and tapping your existing resources to weather the ever-shifting currents of life.

 

Education
I hold a masters degree in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, and am trained in a tradition that attends to mind, body and spirit as equally essential components of our entire being. It is a depth psychology approach, where we work together to find and heal the root sources of suffering, rather than temporarily treating the symptoms.

I incorporate myriad approaches, and the work is always tailored to individual needs.  That said, my foundation is in psychodynamic, transpersonal, and humanistic perspectives.

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist in New York, license #001246