Elizabeth Suarez, LPC, NCC

Education and Certification:

Licensed Professional Counselor with the Virginia Board of Counseling (#0701011267)

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Liberty University 2018

Bachelor of Science in Psychology: Counseling and Human Development, Liberty University 2015

EMDR Basic Training

TF-CBT Web Training

Since 2012, Elizabeth has had an interest in accompanying others through the challenging times in their lives. Her counseling journey began when she spent summers working with troubled and at-risk youth in need of additional support and direction. During this time, she mentored adolescents at a residential treatment center who dealt with substance abuse, depression, anxiety, autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, significant trauma histories, adoptive backgrounds, and those who had experienced sex trafficking. Liz then began counseling students in a university setting during the final year of her graduate degree. In the past she has been a graduate student assistant for premarital counseling and marriage and family counseling courses at a local university.

Liz is passionate about working with those who have experienced dissonance within their families along with those who are wrestling with anxiety and depression. She is married to her husband, Kevin, and in the future, she hopes to foster/adopt children.

Liz finds rest by spending time outside in nature, reading books, playing music, and drinking coffee. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, exploring new cities, going hiking and camping, spending time at the beach, and doing sports outreach with local ministries. In the future, Liz wants to work with both adults and children and wants to pursue becoming a registered play therapist. Her favorite part about the counseling process is when a client finally comes to a place of safety and is able to wholly believe they are a new creation.

Favorite Quote:

“Start your day with the broken pieces of yesterday. Every day is a fresh start. Each day is a new beginning. Every morning we wake up is the first day of our new life.” -Unknown

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