Elizabeth Baum is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Manhattan specializing in couples counseling, identity exploration, relationships, and life transitions. Elizabeth values building a strong therapeutic relationship with clients, thereby helping them to create and maintain healthier, more empathetic and communicative relationships in their lives. She has extensive experience working with non-traditional couples, and those who identify as creative.
Elizabeth takes an insight-oriented approach and considers social factors such as race, culture, sexuality, religion, and power differentials. She supports clients to develop a new awareness of how emotional challenges and stress from past experiences interfere with authentic personal expression and the ability to form stable relationships in the present.
Elizabeth's practice is safe, open, and welcoming to clients of all backgrounds and identities. Her office is located in Manhattan’s Financial District near the Fulton Street subway stop.
Message to clients
My faith in the therapeutic process is founded in the belief that we each have the ability to access more of what can provide comfort and clarity in our lives. Intention, curiosity and a devotion to a greater happiness are the basic tools needed to kindle profound change. Experiencing 'stuck-ness,' repetitive negative patterns, self-doubt, loss and fear can make common obstacles seem insurmountable, and cloud the path to our hopes for the future. With a non-judgmental and alert presence, the vague often becomes lucid, and confusion can give way to acceptance and understanding—with ourselves and towards others.
My interest is in simplicity of being, and in cultivating what we do that is of service, while looking with a spirit of inquiry at whatʼs not working. What is the relationship of form to function in our lives, and how can we manifest a more purposeful design? It is my most sincere hope that I can aid in supporting a natural awareness that is the key to living a fulfilled expression of our own authenticity, integrity and joy.
I specialize in life transitions, relationships, loss, identity, sexuality, creativity, fear, anxiety, spirituality and existential isolation. My work is with couples and individuals, with the collaborative goal of helping you find more effective ways to be happy, and tapping your existing resources to weather the ever-shifting currents of life.