Adults, Couples, Families
Good therapy looks entirely different to different people, but I’m most interested in what it looks like for you. I aim to create a collaborative, comfortable, and real relationship through which we can explore your goals—whatever they might be, and however we might get there.
I’m very aware of how vulnerable therapy can feel, and I’m a firm believer that therapy needs to mold itself to fit the needs of those involved. I’m not here to be a critic, a cynic, or an expert—I’m sure you have plenty of those in your life already, perhaps even within yourself. Therapy may not be a place where you’ll get all the answers (I certainly don’t have them) but it is a place where we can have real conversations about the process of seeking them.
I work best with those who are curious about exploring their internal worlds and are interested in why they act the way that they do. I have specialized interests in working with relational and familial concerns, identity exploration, and looking for a connection with the self and with others. Our relationships make up a great portion of our lives—they influence how we view the world, how we behave in it, and how we feel within it.
“Relationships are a lot like houses: without a good foundation, they’ll crumble. When a light bulb goes out, you don’t buy a new house, you change the bulb. When the faucet drips, you don’t start mopping the floor before you fix the leak. In other words, no matter how much digging it takes, it’s important to get to the root of a problem.”
― Christina Lauren
Eliza earned her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northwestern University and also has a master’s degree in English from Western Illinois University. She works from a humanistic, client-centered framework and uses a systemic and integrative approach to foster self-reflection and connection within her clients.
Areas of Interest:
Couples Counseling | Divorce | Affairs|
Gottman Training Level 2