HI, I'm Liz
Where do I begin? I am a mother, grandmother, artist, gardener, and nature lover. I am on a life long journey of understanding myself, what I need, and what I want, to live a more fulfilled life. At times, is seems forever changing. I suppose that is the process of growing up and growing older!
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC-S), Registered Art Therapist (ATR),and Registered Expressive Arts Therapist serving clients in the State of Texas through a HIPPA compliant, secure online platform.
I made the jump into the counseling field in 2013 and have not looked back. I specialize in treating women who have a history of trauma/PTSD, grief, and anxiety, incorporating Cognitive Processing Therapy with Expressive Arts Therapy. I decided to go into private practice because I wanted to provide a more in-depth, personalized approach by decreasing the amount of clients I see.
Art making throughout my life has brought me peace and insight. As a little girl, I loved to create! Making mud pies in the backyard, pushing my hands through the cold, wet mud was heavenly. I loved to watch my mud pies as they baked in the sunlight. On cold Sunday afternoons, I would sit at the coffee table and draw cartoons. In my teen years, I would escape to my room to be alone, drawing or painting portraits. Today, my favorite medium is acrylic paint - using my hands to move the paint reminds of the cold, wet mud I loved as a little girl.
Art therapy was first introduced to me twenty years ago at a local art club meeting. A retired Art Therapist came to speak and shared her story. I was captivated by the idea of helping others through art. Although the timing was not right. Several years later, I was given the opportunity to do art with at-risk teens in a counseling environment. Immediately I saw how art allowed the doorway for the teens to open up and tell their stories. This was the inspiration I needed to pursue my dream of becoming a Registered Art Therapist and Registered Expressive Arts Therapist.
In 2015, I graduated with my Masters in Counseling and quickly became a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Midway through 2019, I began my credentialing process to becoming a registered art therapist (ATR). In December 2022, I became LPC-S, approved to see LPC-Associates through their new journey of counseling. In March of 2023, I was approved to be a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist.
My training is extensive and includes: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TR-CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Expressive Arts Therapy (EAT). My greatest passion is to work with women who have suffered trauma/PTSDE using CPT and Expressive Arts Therapy. Other areas of interest are anxiety and grief.
In my free time, you will find me outside, gardening, walking, reading, painting, or watching the latest Netflix series. I enjoy time with my family, friends, and cats (Noah & Oliver).