Individual and Family Therapist
Elizabeth Dondero, LCSW
I believe when we can sit with our feelings and examine our thoughts we have an increased ability to understand our decisions and behaviors as well as the choices that are available to us. I utilize a non judgmental and warm approach to fully understand where my clients are in their journey. I believe my clients present me with an enormous gift by sharing their vulnerabilities and strengths; I take therapy seriously and hope that each session is productive and my clients leave with a broader understanding of themselves. I openly welcome clients of color, immigrants, queer and trans* clients, and clients of all genders.
I provide individual counseling to adolescents, and adults; I work with individuals, couples, and with families to help each person identify their own strengths and contributions to creating a life worth living. I have over fifteen years experience providing trauma focused work, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and family systems therapy. I am comfortable treating a number of symptoms, including, but not limited to: trauma, sexual abuse, incest, trafficking, adoption issues, attachment disruptions, depression, anxiety, interpersonal conflict, difficulties with emotion regulation, self harming behaviors, suicidal ideation, parenting and co-parenting difficulties.
As a therapist in this field I also recognize the need to care for and support the community of people who provide clinical services. I have spent several years providing therapy to therapists and helping clinicians in their own growth process develop their skills and take care of themselves.