- Board Certified Diplomat, 1994
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 1991
- MSW, San Diego State University, 1987
- BS (Psychology), San Diego State University, 1985
Clinical practice, infant mental health, early childhood mental health, child and adolescent mental health, Children’s System of Care
Liz has operated her own private practice in La Mesa, California, since 1991, providing direct psychotherapy services for infants, children, adolescents, and adults, with a focus on attachment theory and regulation. All of her work is grounded in Neuroscience principles, Steven Porges’ Polyvagal Theory, Attachment Theory and various Developmental Theory’s. She specializes in working with infants (which includes their caregivers), children, adolescents, and adults who experience anxiety and depression; her approach works to eliminate symptoms that can interfere with living a life that is worth celebrating. Liz incorporates the latest research into her therapeutic approaches while developing an individualized plan for each client. She also draws from her daily practice of meditation and mindfulness.
Currently, Liz teaches human development, DSM~5 Critical Assessment and Diagnosis for the School of Social Work, she works to bring neuroscience into all of her classes. In addition, Liz is part of the SSW administrative team. She is inspired by her students and finds delight in teaching the next generation of social workers.