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Elizabeth Ibsen LCSW

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Elizabeth Ibsen Licensed Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. I am a firm believer in problem solving and finding solutions that can allow clients to reclaim their sense of self and lead a purposeful life.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Betsy Ibsen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor with over 40 years of working in both the mental health and addiction fields. She has treated adolescents and adults in outpatient, inpatient, and long-term residential settings. Betsy has studied how the effects of early childhood trauma have caused both physical and emotional effects on adults. What has impressed her the most over the years is that the human mind is creative, complex, and, above all, flexible. With appropriate treatment and life changes, people can heal, move forward, relearn old skills, develop new ones, rebuild support systems, or discover a network unique to their specific needs. Therapeutic tools and strategies will depend on where the client is on their life journey. She has two tenets of her philosophy that focus her work with clients: "Life is not fair," and "There is never enough time." Betsy completed her master's degree in Social Work at Boston University and lived in Boston for 20 years before relocating to Connecticut and the greater Hartford area. She also worked as a kindergarten teacher in Italy for a year, spent two summers camping in the Soviet Union, and embraces multiculturalism as a way to connect with, recognize, and respect the strengths and needs of people with differing customs and beliefs. Treatment is only as good as the relationship developed with the client. Life doesn t much resemble a Hallmark movie with things falling into perfect place at the end of two hours. It s messier and more random, and at times unpleasantly chaotic. Recognizing that you need some sense of order, safety, and calmness is the first step. Asking for help is the second. Betsy can offer you the space to start this personal journey, to process what is and isn't working for you and why, what belongs to someone else, and what needs to be given away. Who doesn t want to feel better?





Divorce & separation

General Expertise





Aging related concerns

Bipolar disorder

Divorce & separation

Domestic violence

In-Network Insurance



Cigna EAP




First Session$200
Individual Therapy$170
Marriage & Couples Counseling$170
Family Therapy$170
Group Therapy$170

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eclectic Therapy

Humanistic Therapy

Narrative Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Motivational Interviewing


  • Connecticut, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 2476


Master of Science in Social Work, Boston University

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Manchester, Manchester, CT

Frequently Asked Questions About Elizabeth Ibsen, LCSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Elizabeth Ibsen, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Elizabeth Ibsen accepting new clients?

Yes, Elizabeth Ibsen is accepting new clients for online therapy in Connecticut and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Manchester, 360 Tolland Turnpike Suite 2F, Manchester, CT, 06042.

Does Elizabeth Ibsen accept insurance?

Yes, Elizabeth Ibsen accepts insurance, including Aetna, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Humana and Optum.

What types of therapy does Elizabeth Ibsen offer?

Elizabeth Ibsen offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Elizabeth Ibsen offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Elizabeth Ibsen offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Manchester, 360 Tolland Turnpike Suite 2F, Manchester, CT, 06042.

Does Elizabeth Ibsen offer online therapy?

Yes, Elizabeth Ibsen offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Connecticut.

How quickly can I see Elizabeth Ibsen?

Elizabeth Ibsen typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Elizabeth Ibsen speak?

Elizabeth Ibsen conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Elizabeth Ibsen online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Elizabeth Ibsen online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.