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About Liza

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A therapeutic relationship is unique. I have deep respect for your confidentiality and approach our relationship with warmth, professionalism and clarity about our shared commitment to your goals for change. For me, this means meeting clients with genuine interest and without judgement or an agenda.

I listen deeply to you, with appreciation, gentleness, and curiosity. Deep listening goes beyond hearing the words you say to recognizing the glimmers of your most authentic self, even when you might not see those yourself. As aloneness is undone, I offer help with processing difficult emotional and relational experiences. Individual therapy fosters new and healing experiences.

Over time, healing experiences become lasting change as the thinking mind and feeling mind “sync up” in your sense of self. With a more flexible and effective way of being, many people find healthier relationships, including closer friendships and deeper intimacies, and a sense of initiative and confidence to face the challenges of life, as well as to accept its realities.

“The answer is always in the entire story, not a piece of it.”

– Jim Harrison

About Liza

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Pennsylvania, New York, and Montana. The style of therapy I practice is AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy), and I am a certified AEDP therapist and supervisor-in-training by the AEDP Institute in New York, New York.  

My educational journey began with a degree in philosophy from Kenyon College in Ohio, and I earned my master’s degree in clinical social work from the University of Chicago. Before opening my private practice, I worked in maternal/child health, outpatient community mental health, and college counseling.

My roots are in rural Pennsylvania. After a transformative time in Montana, my husband and I returned to live in our hometown and grow with our children, who are now adults. Over the years, family and friends, and many horses and dogs, have been dear  companions on the journey.