Elizabeth Baratta LMHC has been working as a mental Health professional since 1991, and as a licensed therapist since 1999. She has worked in community mental health and psychiatric emergency services in her early career and as a therapist in private practice since 2010. Personal growth is one of the most important values of hers, and in 2022 she trained as a birth doula and yoga teacher, adding these areas to the work she does. These skills aligned and strengthened her work with women struggling with all aspects of pregnancy and birth.
Elizabeth's therapeutic approach in rooted in her training as an expressive therapist but like most clinicians she uses an eclectic method based on client's needs and integrates many approaches including; Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Mindfulness based practices with a backbone of Psychodynamic theory-relating an individuals past to their present to assist them is observing their own patterns of relating to themselves, relating to others and the world. She takes a trauma informed approach using self compassion to build self support.
Historically Elizabeth has worked with female identifying clients who are struggling with depression and anxiety and this has become more specialized to peripartum mood and anxiety disorders. Her clients are pregnant people who have struggled with miscarriage losses, depression while pregnant, infant loss and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders. Her training and experience as a birth doula has informed this area of her work.
Elizabeth's style is interactive, non-judgmental, and always trusting clients do know what is best for them. Using support, active listening and humor, Elizabeth assists clients to listen to their inner knowing by working on what gets in the way of that inner knowing-anxiety, family and cultural forces and expectations, perfectionism and ultimately helping folks to recognizing there is no "right" answer, but the right choice for them.