Accepting New Clients!
Liz Sidilau (she/her/hers) is a counseling intern who earned her Bachelors’ degree in both Psychology and Music from Texas Tech University and is currently working towards completing her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Immaculata University. In addition, she is currently working towards professional certifications in EMDR, CTP and CADC.
Liz has a background in music therapy and completed four different practicums in music therapy working with individuals as young as 6 years old and as old as 92 years old. Liz has worked with a wide variety of mental health diagnoses and has a specialty in working with those with trauma and PTSD as well as addiction and recovery. During her time in the music therapy field, she worked with an array of populations including, but not limited to children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities, adults both men and women with substance use disorder and co-occurring diagnoses, adults with psychosis and mood disorders, and geriatric hospice patients. In addition to her experience in the music therapy field, Liz has worked as a substance abuse counselor with mothers and pregnant women and will continue to serve in this role at a different site expanding her role to serve both men and women in addiction and recovery who live with trauma, PTSD, and other co-occurring disorders. During her time as a substance abuse counselor, Liz had undergone several trainings to better herself as a counselor such as trainings in Seeking Safety, Confidentiality, and Motivational Interviewing.
Through her varied school and work experiences, Liz has maintained an eclectic approach to therapy utilizing tools and approaches from modalities such as Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Emotion -Focused Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. However, Liz is always willing to adapt to whatever the client needs and is working towards becoming certified in other approaches as well such as EMDR for trauma therapy.
“My favorite thing about counseling relationships is the opportunity to help others grow and learn more about themselves in the process. I believe everyone is capable of change and every client is the expert on their own lives. Each person has the ability and the tools inside them to grow and connect with others and change whatever they feel needs to change in their life. I come from a warm, empathetic approach and will take therapy at whatever pace you need. I also offer a spiritual approach to counseling for those that are interested in learning more about having a higher power or spirituality. I am open and willing to work with you and I look forward to seeing you soon!”
“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” – Carl Rogers
Liz’s typical fee is $85 for individual therapy (50 min); she can work on a flexible sliding scale if needed.