"Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different oder than the one you have in mind" - David Allen
Elizabeth brings 15 years of experience to The Riverwalk Group. During this time, she has focused on her clinical skills by participating in extensive training in Collaborative Problem Solving, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Applied Behavioral Analysis, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Throughout her practice, Elizabeth has utilized these therapies, along with complimentary modes of treatment, when working with individuals, families, and within the group dynamic. By focusing on empowerment, self-expression, and hope, Elizabeth center's her practice on self-determination, with a strengths based perspective.
Elizabeth has spent over 10 years employed at an acute psychiatric center, three of which she served as Program Director of a pre-adolescent unit. Simultaneously, Elizabeth joined a clinic practice where she worked with children, adolescents, and adults. As a social worker Elizabeth has had the honor of working with clients who have behavioral challenges, extreme psychosocial stressors, varying mental health diagnoses, trauma, and alike. An essential skill to achieving personal goals is the ability to cope. Elizabeth takes great pride in developing empathetic relationships to better equip her clients with what's needed to improve their ability to handle stress, fear, worry, loss, change, loss, etc.
Elizabeth earned a B.S. in psychology and a Master's Degree of Social Work from Portland State University, Oregon. Following her graduate studies, Elizabeth returned to her home state of New York where she lives today with her husband and two children. During her free time, she enjoys hiking, reading, lengthy road trips, and spending time with her family and friends - all while listening to the Dave Matthews Band, of course.