Elisabeth Sackton is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Belmont, MA. Her private practice centers on working with people who consult with her about relationships, parenting, gender identity, trauma, and separation/divorce, and a wide variety of other issues. Elisabeth is trained in family systems and narrative approaches to therapy. She uses a variety of ways to work actively with clients as they face challenging or painful situations in their lives, and is particularly interested in working with people to develop their resilience and restore a sense of agency as they work toward their goals and towards generating a sense of hope.
Elisabeth has a unique specialty in assisting parents with children who have learning disabilities. She is knowledgeable about educational and emotional issues that parents are navigating as they advocate for their children in both schools and non-educational settings. She is also particularly interested in working with families who are planning post-secondary transition, and in helping students with disabilities become strong self-advocates. She also works with adults and couples who are managing learning or attentional issues that affect them in work or relationships.
Elisabeth works with many LGBTQ+ people and is deeply familiar with many issues LGBTQ+ clients might bring to therapy, including internalized oppression, dilemmas about coming out, and life cycle decisions. She works with individuals, couples and families around gender identity and gender affirmation; considering parenting, and general couple and individual issues.
Some of her other areas of interest: working with writers, artists, and musicians; working with interfaith couples; pre-marital/pre-cohabitation counseling; working with separating parents seeking help to minimize the impact on children during a separation; individuals facing divorce/separation; couples and individuals coping with acute or chronic illness; young adults in transition to college or post-college.