FLEXIBLE, CONSCIENTIOUS CARE
Beth believes that therapy is a catalyst for change. Beth’s psychotherapy sessions are customized to suit your individual needs, and her treatment style is flexible
and accommodating. Her goal is help you achieve your goals and get back to living a fulfilling, peaceful, & joyful life. She stays up-to-date on psychotherapy research, and is a big believer in collaborative care… she works alongside a multidisciplinary team of trusted psychiatrists, psychologists, and other practitioners in order to provide top-notch treatment.
Elizabeth (‘Beth’) is a warm and experienced licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in the Graduate Psychology department. Beth earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Italian Studies at the University of California, and a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, CA. She has served on a number of clinical management teams, including directing the Admissions Department at a 100-bed residential dual-diagnosis treatment facility in Los Angeles, CA, and running the Utilization Review Department for an adolescent dual-diagnosis facility in Woodland Hills, CA. She is a national behavioral health conference and seminar presenter about Clinical Best Practice in Behavioral Healthcare, and she is an active member of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, the Ventura County Psychological Association, and Mental Health Professionals of the Conejo Valley. She is the founder of Clearly Clinical, a national, modern behavioral health online Continuing Education platform.
Beth is originally from Lake Tahoe, CA, and is an active individual who enjoys hiking with her family and dachshund-mix rescue dog, skiing, paddleboarding, cycling, and gardening. If there’s an activity to do on or in the water, she’ll be there. She enjoys cooking for her family and friends, and makes a mean Sicilian lemon mint cake. She’s been a member of many choirs and choral groups, and she has a particular appreciation for jazz and gospel. She has spent a great deal of time traveling in North America, Central America, and Europe, and is fond of meeting new people and learning about different cultures.
An experienced, open-minded therapist.
Beth has assisted psychotherapy clients from a variety of different backgrounds and walks of life, and has experience working through difficult problems with her clients, including:
Addictive disorders • Academic and occupational struggles • Mood disorders like depressive and bipolar disorders • Anxiety disorders • Behavioral issues • Sexual, emotional, and physical trauma • Family/relationship conflict • Parenting trials • Self-esteem concerns • Phase-of-life issues • Sexual and Gender Identity
Treatment grounded in research, with the aim of helping you get better, faster.
Beth has received specialized training in the following theories and methods:
Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT) • Systems Theory • Motivational Interviewing (MI) • The 12-Step Addiction Model • Addiction-free Pain Management • SMART Recovery • Emotionally-Focused Therapy • Seeking Safety • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) • Aggression Replacement Training • Strengthening Families Program • Managing and Adapting Practices Program (MAP)
Choosing a therapist is an important decision, and one that should not be made lightly... in order for therapy to be effective, it has to be the right fit. Call Beth to set up a free, 20-minute consultation phone call, which will give you the opportunity to connect directly with her and get to know her and her style.
Please contact Beth directly for her rates. Though she does not accept private insurance, Beth can provide clients with statements of services (‘superbills’) with appropriate procedure codes which clients may submit directly to their insurance companies for possible reimbursement via out-of-network benefits.