Testimonial: True Help

Elizabeth Handy

I was diagnosed with major depression in my late teens and in the two subsequent decades met with about 8 different therapists and psychiatrists. I was prescribed an always-changing battery of prescription drugs to treat the persistent depression and later anxiety, and very few of the drugs effectively treated my symptoms. The efficacy of the few drugs that did work …

Benzodiazepines and Covid-19

Elizabeth Handy

EcoWatch reports that anxiety medication prescriptions are up 34% since the corona virus lockdowns began. Many consumers are taking benzodiazepines, drugs that are known as anti-anxiety medications. Taking anti-anxiety medications has risks such as the early development of Alzheimer’s, drowsiness, confusion, dizziness, trembling, impaired coordination, vision problems, grogginess, and feelings of depression. The best choices for those suffering from anxiety …

Hello Austin

Elizabeth Handy

I have relocated my home, professional practice and life to Austin, Texas. I am thrilled to announce the opening of my new psychotherapy practice at 3355 Bee Caves Rd at the New Beginnings Wellness Center. I bring my passion to facilitate healing along with my continued commitment to provide the most cutting edge treatment the field of psychotherapy can offer. …

Testimonial: Change Your Life

Elizabeth Handy

See this psychotherapist and change your life! Elizabeth Handy is first and foremost a scientist who is extremely well-versed in all things related to our emotions, feelings, thoughts, behaviors and actions. Her evidence-based work promises better mental health. It has done wonders for me. Thanks to Libby and her state-of-the-art treatment methods, I have been able to better deal with …

Side Effects of Withdrawal from ADHD Medications

Elizabeth Handy

ADHD medications are drugs that are often prescribed to school-aged children even without a diagnosis. If that fact weren’t shocking enough, research has given us insight into how these drugs can change the brain, leading to long-term behavioral effects and possibly severe withdrawal symptoms. How ADHD Stimulant Drugs Work While both stimulants and non-stimulants are prescribed for the condition, stimulants …

Withdrawal and Antidepressants

Elizabeth Handy

Medications like antidepressants were never meant for long-term use, yet long-term prescription rates in the United States have doubled over the past decade. And the New York Times reports that more than 15 million Americans have now been on the drugs for at least five years, triple the number since 2000. This extended use can lead to extreme withdrawal symptoms …

Testimonial: All the Difference in my Life

Elizabeth Handy

Dear Libby, I am writing to express how deeply grateful I am for the beautiful changes in my life, attributable largely to our therapy sessions. As you may recall, I came to you in rather desperate straits. Previous extended experiences at talk therapy did little to help to identify, much less resolve my Post Traumatic Delayed Stress (PTSD) issues. While …

Why Do Antidepressants Stop Working?

Elizabeth Handy

It’s no secret that antidepressants come with a long list of side effects from weight gain and sexual dysfunction to fatigue, insomnia and constipation. But, if you’ve ever taken this type of prescription medication, you may have already discovered one of the worst things about them… They don’t work. And, the only answer your doctor has when you return to …

Brainspotting for Athletes and Musicians

Elizabeth Handy

Traditional talk therapy is not effective for performance issues which typically are trauma related. For example, a coach or parent indicates that danger or bodily harm will occur if the athlete performs their sport or the athlete may be secondarily traumatized witnessing another athlete’s injury. Processing the trauma via Brainspotting and the subsequent beliefs attached to the trauma clears blocks …

Steve Marcus’ Migraine Headache Protocol

Elizabeth Handy

Steve Marcus’ Migraine Headache protocol is an effective, medication free protocol which treats migraine headaches swiftly and efficiently. It is a two phase protocol. Phase 1 treats the headache and phase 2 treats the possible trauma/distress behind the the migraine headache ultimately curing your migraine headaches . Medications exacerbate migraine headaches and increase their intensity and frequency. This protocol inhibits …