I offer a warm, active, direct, compassionate and curious presence for individuals who want to experience more authenticity, acceptance and vitality. I offer therapy that supports the processes of becoming and belonging: sharpening our insights, learning to attune to our own inherent wisdom and often, and softening into accepting even the most challenging or “unwanted” parts of our being. In spite of the messages we've received, we all contain vast brilliance, inner resources, compassion and fresh ways forward. I'm honored to work with you as you deepen and expand. I believe when we take committed action which aligns with our values, we see and feel the effects.
I aim to meet you where you are and co-create a map to support your growth in therapy. I am rooted in relational- cultural, attachment, and experiential therapies, which means that I believe that as human beings, we heal specifically in relationship and that the present moment contains a wealth of information and opportunities to grow and heal. But we might want to slow down, tune in and sit with ourselves to allow a fresh way forward to emerge. I honor the individual and their experiences as a complex and interconnected being, physically, spiritually, emotionally and in community.
Adult Individual Psychotherapy
My training, experience and therapeutic approach is collaborative and eclectic: I often use mindfulness-based, anti-oppression, trans-feminist, relational-cultural, insight-based, contemplative, body-focused and experiential therapies. I am also trained in EMDR, which is an intervention that incorporates somatic and cognitive therapies to reduce distress and resolve trauma. I am currently pursuing EMDRIA certification and engage in regular supervision regarding the use of EMDR.
I strive to embrace a trauma-informed, phase-based approach in our work. As a practitioner personally and professionally rooted in addressing and dismantling systems of oppression (ie white supremacy, patriarchy, racism, ableism, classism, heterosexism, cissexism, sizeism), we will explore the ways these systems intersect with the way you make meaning, form relationships and feel about yourself and others.
I accept: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Optum, Health New England, and Harvard Pilgrim
In addition to insurance, I accept payment with cash, Venmo or check.
$120 per session (50 minutes).
between $200 per session (80 minutes)
I offer clinical supervision and case consultation for licensed mental health counselors, licensed clinical social workers, and counselors-in-training via online platforms. Please see clinical interests (below) for more information on my concentrations.
$100/ 50 minute session
$150/ 80 minute session
A Bit about Me
Hello, I'm Eliza (they/them/theirs). I bring to my practice over 9 years of wide-ranging psychotherapy experience & training which includes working in schools, university counseling, private practice and community mental health. In 2013, I graduated from Antioch University New England in Keene, NH with my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. From 2014-2015, I attended the University of Northern Colorado for advanced studies and practice in counselor education and supervision, counseling, research and pedagogy. Some of my identity locations include: white, mostly-abled bodied, immunocompromised, queer, and genderfluid/nonbinary.
Two great loves of my life are teaching and mentorship-in addition to my clinical work with clients, I serve as Adjunct Faculty in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Department at Antioch University New England. I teach Group Therapy, Human Growth and Development and Social & Cultural Diversity. I developed a Special Topics course for the department, Foundations in Counseling Gender and Sexual Minorities, which I will teach this coming Summer 2022.
I have personal and professional practices around contemplation, meditation & mindfulness and delight in weaving these aspects into my clinical work, where appropriate, always in consultation with my clients' desires.
My clinical interests include:
Gender expression & identity
Anti-oppressive frameworks & cultural humility
Complex Trauma (C-PTSD) and Post Traumatic Growth
Supporting activists and community organizers
Substance use & Community Recovery
Attachment and relationship patterns
Experiential and mindfulness-oriented therapies (ie Focusing, body-based)
Integrating complementary/alternative approaches (CAM) within clinical work
Cross modality support of healers (herbalists, nurses, doctors, doulas, teachers and academics)
I'm a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) in Massachusetts and a pre-licensed psychotherapist in the state of Vermont, registered with the state of Vermont’s Non-licensed & Non-Certified Psychotherapist Roster (097.0134321 VT). In Vermont I am supervised under Emily Megas-Russell, LICSW, and engage in both personal and peer supervision regularly.
Outside of my role as a therapist, I have a background in farming & studying Traditional Western Herbalism and Flower Essences. I enjoy local social & environmental justice activism, growing flowers and being outdoors with my dogs, Zazi and Tulsi. I also play soccer, hike and enjoy a good game of capture the flag.