Elizabeth Finley

(LCSW, CSAYC)

About Me

Hi! I am so proud of you for beginning the process of getting help with your teen.

My name is Elizabeth and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Sexual Aggressive Youth Clinician (CSAYC). I have been in the field for ten years. I became an LCSW because I wanted to be the person I once needed when I was younger. My favorite quote is by Gandhi, “Be the change you want to see in the world”. I live by this both professionally and personally.
My clinical experience is diverse. I have worked with a vast array of ethnicities, ages, mental health needs, IQs, sexual orientations, and addictions. I have several years’ experience working with youth and families who are involved in the juvenile justice system and/or Department of Family and Children Services. I have a strong passion for working with youth who have endured trauma and assisting them to overcome their past to be emotionally healthy individuals.

My therapeutic style is straight forward and me meeting you where you are to help you to get to where you want to be. I will always tell you what you need to hear, which may not be what you want to hear. I do this in a compassionate manner and with your goals and needs in mind. I will never judge you or your situation because I understand “life happens” and no one is perfect.

I utilized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strengths Perspectives, and Solutions Focused Therapy in my practice. With this combination of modalities, we are identifying needs, processing thoughts/feelings, all while building your self-esteem up at the same time. I am all about helping you feel better about yourself and your situation.

If you feel I would be a good fit for your teenager, please reach out to me. We will work as a team and I am confident we will meet their goals.


Specialties

  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Grief , Depression , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Communication Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #34008836A (Expires: 2022-04-01)


Reviews

Written by T.A. on Oct 19, 2020 after counseling with Elizabeth for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

So far she has been outstanding, she always takes the time to see how im doing, and is very intelligent. She is very helpful and understanding at all times

Written by S.A. on Sep 24, 2020 after counseling with Elizabeth for 2 days

I scheduled an introductory session for myself and my teen with Elizabeth. We scheduled a video chat. I was instructed to log into the private chat for a live session and await a link. A live session opened up but no link appeared and nobody answered my chat inquiries. Twenty five minutes later and still no communication from Elizabeth. The whole thing caused my already anxious teen some more stress. Maybe there were technical difficulties but I figured if that was the case there would at least be a chat message? Not a great first impression and I still don't have help for my girl :(