MA Counselor Education:
CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH: 2020
Adams State University.
BA Sociology CU Boulder 2009
Evergreen High School 2004
Elizabeth serves the Summit County community as a therapeutic counselor. In person sessions take place on Main Street, in Frisco, Colorado.
Elizabeth volunteers as an outdoor adventure grief counselor at Club Forget Me Not: A non-profit created to serve children who have experienced the death of an immediate family member.
Elizabeth is proud to be a counselor in Summit County. Our community has embraced mental health and encourages finding help to cope with hardships in life, such as grief, anxiety, or depression. Building Hope has made the process of finding a local therapist as simple as sending an email. Elizabeth is honored to accept Building Hope scholarships for 12 counseling sessions. These counseling sessions might be in person, or via Tele-health.
I have a strong foundation in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), where I believe that all human behavior takes place for a reason. I am interested in hearing and understanding every client's story with the intention of creating an in-depth understanding of who the individual is and their life as they have and currently experience it. I believe that each person is the expert on their own life. My role in the therapeutic relationship is to help navigate previous life experiences, emotional intelligence, current perceptions, and exercises to learn how to be present. I am offering my clients a safe space to explore thoughts, feelings, emotions, and experiences. This can be a short process with Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), or for an extended amount of time.
As a team we will create collaborative goals that are specific to the well-being and health of the individual client. Each client will have goals tailored specifically for them, assuring that the goals are attainable, and celebrated when accomplished.
My specialty is recognizing patterns in human behavior, and I strive to understand why these patterns exist with the goal of helping each client. I am well versed in brain development as well as trauma and its impacts the brain. I view life as a miracle. From the vastness of the stars in our universe, down to each tiny individual cell that builds our bodily systems. I enjoy taking an abstract look at what it means to be a human on this blue planet. I encourage self-understanding and emphasize incorporating individualized self-care.
I graduated from Adams State University with a Master of the Art's degree in Clinical Mental Health in 2020. I volunteer at Club Forget Me Not, a local Summit County non-profit organization that therapeutically supports children and families who have experienced the death of an immediate family member. I started a private practice, Mind Shift LLC, where I am the sole provider. counselor summit county therapist grief counseling Frisco