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Elizabeth Goodlaxson-Levy, LCSW

For Telehealth/Online Appointments

(413) 287-7168 View Availability

Pronouns: she/her

Counseling Style

ā€œThe goal of therapy should never be to help people adjust to oppression.ā€ -Carmen Cool

Liz is a clinical social worker with over 10 years of experience in community mental health. She believes people are the experts of their own experiences and that therapy is a radical act of self compassion. She offers relational, compassionate, and holistic therapy to help clients discover their own best selves. Life includes struggles and suffering along with the joy and light. Therapy is often challenging and can still be a safe and caring space.

Experience

Liz has lived in the Pioneer Valley on and off for the last 20 years. She received her MSW at Smith College School for Social Work. Her training includes psychodynamic therapy, AEDP, DBT, ACT and CBT and IFS (Internal Family Systems). She uses a trauma-informed lens with all of her work. She is committed to anti-racist, LGBTQQIA friendly, and HAES (Health at Every Size/weight-neutral) values. She can also assist clients with mindfulness and body-centered work.

Specialties

  • Anxiety/Panic/Phobias
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Personality Disorders
  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement
  • Health/Medical Problems
  • Self-Injurious Behaviors/Self-harm
  • Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD/ADD)
  • LGBTQIA
  • Eating Disorders (Anorexia/Bulimia/Binge Eating)
  • Schizophrenia Spectrum and Psychotic Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Ethnic/Cultural Issues
  • Parenting Issues
  • PTSD/Acute Stress
  • Gender Identity
  • Academic/Occupational/Work Issues/Career
  • Trauma

Clinical Modalities + Treatments

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness/Meditation
  • Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic/ Psychoanalysis
  • Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Gender Therapy

If you would like to work with me on any of these areas of your life, or what feels most important to you, please reach out. Iā€™d love to hear from you.