Liz Golden, Graduate Level Clinical Intern & Therapist
Professional Counseling Student, M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Adams State University
As a professional counseling student, I believe in de-mystifying the process of therapy and helping clients access the tools within themselves to make changes in their lives. A key component of that is recognizing that our personalities and coping mechanisms aren’t developed in a vacuum. They are products of our genetics, our environments and our experiences – especially some of our earliest. Without considerable reflection and intention, many people end up going through life in auto-pilot without a fully developed sense of Self, which can greatly impact the way they show up in the world, in their relationships and for themselves. I truly strive to provide a warm, comfortable, and judgment-free therapeutic experience that enables clients to connect to their most authentic selves as they embark on their healing journeys.
Liz is currently in her second year at Adams State University pursuing a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Prior to working in the mental health field, Liz spent over a decade as a researcher studying human behavior; interviewing a variety of different individuals, couples and groups on a range of topics; identifying key patterns/connections; and synthesizing the findings in ways that were actionable and easy to understand. In addition to her current graduate pursuits in counseling, she holds a Master’s Degree in Market Research with a Minor in Statistics, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication with a Minor in Business from Virginia Tech University.
Liz’s unique background allows her to approach clients with a high level of empathy, compassion and open-mindedness along with a refined skill set built around deepening insights and understanding and truly getting to the heart of an issue.
Liz offers comprehensive individual therapy for parents, young adults & middle aged adults.
Liz is passionate about working with clients who have experienced trauma in their lives, particularly in early childhood. She has a strong interest and expertise in depression, anxiety, attachment issues, relationship issues, infertility and family dynamics.
Liz’s Favorite Quote:
The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths. – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
In her spare time, Liz enjoys traveling, hiking, snowboarding and caring for any plant or animal in her general line of vision! She also finds deep fulfillment in listening to music and plays (both) the piano & ukulele as a way to de-stress and practice presence.