About Elizabeth

MS, LCPC, EMDR-C, Brainspotting-C

Elizabeth Handy My many years of experience as a psychotherapist and former paramedic help my clients create positive change. All healing occurs in a caring, attuned and therapeutic relationship. To this, I add growing knowledge of how to help the brain heal, regulate and restore itself.

I believe a direct and honest yet nurturing and intuitive approach is the most effective way to cultivate trust in my client relationships. My clients tell me that they appreciate that I “tell it like it is” and provide an objective plan for their healing. I am truly invested in my clients’ success and believe in their ability to heal and find peace.

I am a Maryland- and Washington DC-licensed Psychotherapist with more than 15 years of private practice psychotherapy experience. I maintain a full-time practice in Washington, DC and Baltimore, Maryland where I specialize in the assessment and treatment of acute and chronic Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), panic attacks, anxiety, depression and dissociative disorders, and relationship therapy. Over the years, I have studied trauma, psychological defenses & their respective treatments with Steven Silver, Ph.D., Ana Gomez, Kathleen Martin LCSW, Roger Solomon Ph.D., Jim Knipe, Carol Forgash, and Lisa Schwarz, and maintain continuing education in these fields.

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