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Elizabeth Duke, Psy.D., Clinical Director

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  • Specialties: Identity Development, Individual Therapy, Relationship Therapy, Trauma
  • Languages: English

I help clients of diverse identities (including polyam/CNMkinky, lesbian, gay, bi+, queer, trans and gender diverse asexual, sex workers/erotic laborers and more ) get to know themselves better so that they can encounter new and challenging experiences in a way that is congruent and meaningful.

I believe that our distress has something to teach us, yet all too often that distress is so overwhelming that it drowns out our ability to hear the message. Leaning into the disturbing has the power to awaken us to our wholeness. But often this work requires support and guidance from someone who can be objective and compassionate, curious and encouraging when we feel so fragile and tender.  In my experience, embarking on a journey toward greater self-knowledge can be daunting. The path we walk is complex, dynamic, fluid, and rich.

It is crucial to feel understood and valued along the way, to have someone walk with us who support the whole of who we are as we encounter unfamiliar parts of ourselves.  For over ten years, I have provided a therapeutic relationship characterized by radical validation and unconditional positive regard so that you can feel safe, seen, and supported as you heal.

You already have what you need to thrive. Your emotions, relationships, body, and lived experiences help illuminate the way forward, yet you might struggle to decipher the map. I am here to help you in your exploration and discovery. I am here to facilitate your exploration and discovery.  Together, we can work to recognize the signals that disturb you and learn from that untapped wisdom.

Professional Experience

Elizabeth is the Clinical Director at LifeWorks Psychotherapy Center.  She began in the mental health field focusing on Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, Therapeutic Riding, and Animal Assisted Therapy. She spent several years researching and teaching in these areas and although she is no longer practicing AAT/EAT, the time she spent learning with and from animal co-therapists continues to impact her therapeutic stance.

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