Elizabeth ThompsonLMFT

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In Pacific Time

What is your style/approach to therapy?

Collaborative, Relational, Process Orientated

What would be important for someone to know about working with you?

My work is process oriented which requires active participation and a willingness and ability to engage in fluid dialogue and utilize symbolism, metaphor, and myth to access collective themes.

What do you view as a key component of the therapeutic relationship?

Trust, Safety, and Collaboration are essential components of cultivating a strong therapeutic relationship.



Relationship Issues


Life transitions


General Expertise



Anger management

Attachment issues


College & graduate student issues

Communication issues

Domestic violence



First Session


Family Therapy


Couples Therapy


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Individual Session


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Family Systems Therapy

Jungian Therapy

Narrative Therapy

Psychodynamic Therapy

Training / Certifications

CBT based treatment for Trichotillomania and Skin Picking Disorder


CA, LMFT, 105069


M.A Counseling Psychology, emphasis in Depth Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute

Psy.D Applied Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Work History

I offer an integrative approach to therapy grounded in psychodynamic theory, which promotes self exploration and lifelong growth. My clinical interests and areas of specialty include working with adolescents, adults, couples and families struggling with substance abuse, body focused repetitive behaviors, family and relationship conflict, trauma and anxiety. My work is focused on helping individuals to identify unhealthy patterns that may be inhibiting them from living a happy, healthy, and whole life. My goals are to support you in identifying and advocating for your needs and helping you to explore and cultivate meaning in your struggles.


Paul Pl, arroyo grande, 93420, CA