Hi, my name is Liz Hinchliffe! Did you know that having a good relationship with your Counselor accounts for about 70% of your success? I've been a practicing Therapist for 14 years and am so excited to begin this journey with you! I am passionate about people and change. My approach is engaging, motivating, and empowering. Counseling is a balanced partnership-you are the expert on yourself and I am your expert on change! My experience includes working with Clients who are experiencing grief/loss/unresolved issues; vocational stress/co-worker peer relational issues; childhood trauma; depression/low self esteem; anxiety, including PTSD, compulsions, fears/phobias; autism; family conflict; peer issues; adoption/attachment issues; emotional, physical, or sexual trauma survivors; aggression; hyperactivity; oppositional behaviors; relationship issues; phase of life changes; medical issues; and codependency/boundaries. Teen life is hard. I can help you navigate through. The light at the end of the tunnel is not a train.
Previous to being in private practice, I was the Intensive Case Consultant (similar to a mental health profiler/consultant) for the State of Oregon, for several years and have a successful track record of getting people to where they want to be, at their pace. I am passionate about your mental health. Everything you do, matters. Everything you think, matters. Everything you have been exposed to, matters. We grow up with and are exposed different types of people who have influenced and shaped the story in our head of who we are, what we are, and what we can or cannot handle, and how we are to be. So.much.pressure. Right? The truth is, no one is immune from trauma, drama, or disappointment. That is why it is so important we learn to manage our thoughts and feelings about our circumstance, for that plays a crucial role in how the future plays out. In our quest to be liked, it's not unusual to strive for that level of perfection. We think, "If I could just look perfect, act perfect, do perfect," that would minimize or maybe or even allow us to escape criticism from others. The reality is, perfection is not attainable and it's ok to be human. Think about it, if you were perfect, you wouldn't be relatable-no one would ever understand you, more less even talk to you, but hey, you'd be perfect... Sounds miserable, right? Perfection is really just isolation, pure loneliness. Until you develop your own belief system about yourself, that's not 100% derived from past experiences or adopted beliefs from others that you've then adapted to, it can be very difficult to function in everyday life. Give yourself some grace...Your brain is still developing and your identity is not yet defined. You're going to feel confused, frustrated, think in irrational patterns, compare yourself to others, and not understand what your purpose is. I get it and it's ok. The goal of counseling is clarity. Clarity helps with decision making. Clarity helps with communicating. There is no shame in counseling. I have the tools to help you propel forward and uncover strengths and characteristics you never knew you had, so you can be the best version of you. I strongly believe, "no one really care how you know, until they know how much you care." You matter. You got this. You are not alone. No one goes backwards with me, no one. Promise.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
LPC #007654 (Expires: 2020-09-01)
Liz is perhaps one of the best counselors I have ever work with since I was a kid. She brings to the sessions a sense of genuine safety and kindness without being patronizing or coming off insincere. Which is an incredibly difficult thing to do through messages. She is the coach in your corner who goes above and beyond to help you get to the better place we all dream of when things are rough. I feel confident to say she has helped to keep me grounded with all the tips and support she gives just by constantly checking in and helping me to see a better outlook when there are days I am struggling with depression. Liz listens and truly cares that her patients make steps towards a better mental health. I’m so grateful to have been able to be matched with her through teen counseling. Thank you Liz for everything so far and what we will work towards in the future.
Liz is an amazing counselor who understands trauma and knows how to help in constructive ways. She’s always supportive, light hearted and listens. I would recommend her to anyone seeking counseling for any reason based on her experience and her ability to analyze situations and give advice that’s conducive to the situation. She’s, in a word, amazing and has had a great impact on my life. She’s a great person just all around.
Liz is wonderful! She's super personable and I really love how our sessions are more like a conversation with an old friend than being put under a microscope. I'm so happy I found her!
Liz is a great counselor. In a short period of time she has already helped me tremendously. She is confident and knowledgeable. I look forward to sessions with her each week.
Liz has been tremendous help. She takes a different approach from others I’ve worked with. Instead of just always sending me packets to work on, she actually hears my story. I look forward to our sessions. She carefully listens and helps guide me in the right direction to a better place. A healthier mindset.
Liz is very kind and patient which makes her easy to talk to. At first I was worried that having a therapist online they would just listen and I would be talking. But most of the time is spent by her helping me with my problems.
Liz is an excellent counsoler
Our son has been "seeing" Liz for a couple of weeks. In that time, she had helped us parents understand our sons needs, and been consistent in corresponding with him. Overall, we appreciate her and this format.