LICENSED MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST
Hi, I'm Elizabeth. I'm a therapist at Foundations Family Therapy in Fuquay-Varina.
The Shame Game
Shame. Guilt. Doubt…... little words that feel gigantic. They loom large, standing in your way. And you’re not sure what to do - politely asking them to step aside hasn’t worked, yet. This is where therapy comes in to help.
Maybe you’re struggling with your sense of self or maybe your mind is muddled with “what ifs” and worries. Maybe you're plagued by the past and something that happened. Something empty. Something traumatic. Something that makes you feel like you jumped aboard a speeding bus, waving a tearful goodbye as the person you thought you were grew smaller and smaller in the distance.
Maybe you’ve forgotten how to practice self-compassion. Maybe you never learned. Maybe you need a refresher course on giving yourself a break. Maybe you need to name it to tame it.
Or maybe you simply need to grant yourself permission to be human.
If so, I’m here to work with you. I strive to encourage women and teenage girls to look past the past in an effort to move forward. It’s easy to shun shame when you’re busy celebrating your victories.
I believe in connection - people need people - and that’s one of the things that makes therapy so powerful.
You might feel that you don’t have time - kids, marriage, your career; they all take precedent over your wellness. Yet focusing on self-care doesn’t mean “me first”; it simply means “me too.” There’s a reason you’re instructed to put your oxygen mask on before helping those around you.
I provide compassion and acceptance as I help you engage in one of the most important connections of all: The one you find within.
What I Bring to the Therapy Table
I’m here to help you heal, help you forgive, help you move past, and help you act as the lead architect in the restoration of your strength. A New You, ESTB. 2020.
I became a licensed marriage and family therapist in 2018 with a special focus on perinatal moods and abortion recovery. My educational background includes a Bachelor of Social Work from NC State and a master’s from Liberty University.
Previously, I worked in an intensive family therapy setting before transitioning to outpatient care. My dual experience allows me to cater to your individual needs and wants.
When I’m not at the office, I can be found soaking up sun at the beach or soaking up sermons in Bible study. I also enjoy nature, working out, and keeping my two kids alive! I work on the side for my husband’s business and am always on the lookout for things to do…. especially if they’re free.
Favorite Barista Order
I’m more partial to sweet tea but - in cool weather - I enjoy cream and sugar with a splash of decaf coffee.
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