Dr. Elizabeth Torres is a Board-Certified Clinical Psychologist. She specializes in maternal mental health, women’s mental health, cross-cultural issues/internalized racism, and couples therapy. A 3rd generation Mexican-American, Dr. Torres is a graduate of Rutgers University and completed her pre-doctoral internship training and post-doctoral fellowship at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Torres enjoys wearing many hats as a psychologist. While offering individual and couples therapy, she is also a supervisor, mentor, consultant, and trainer. She served for over 20 years on the training faculty at the McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry Psychology Internship Program. Dr. Torres has also led groups in the community on mindfulness and motherhood and enjoys doing presentations to advocate for mental health awareness. She enjoys mentoring professional women of color through the many organizations to which she belongs.
Dr. Torres works from a trauma-informed, acceptance-based cognitive behavioral approach. Whatever the presenting issue, Dr. Torres considers the impact of childhood losses and traumas while taking a here-and-now, skills-based approach to therapy. A cognitive behavioral approach emphasizes the impact of thoughts, feelings, and actions on each other and utilizes these connections to drive change. Often, clients also need to learn to live with what is beyond their control using acceptance-based skills and strategies. Dr. Torres is a collaborative and engaged therapist and seeks to individualize therapy for her clients. For couples therapy, Dr. Torres is informed by the work of the Gottman Institute, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and behavioral approaches to couples issues.
Dr. Torres is the author of Just This Moment: a Guide for Moms who want to enjoy Parenting, Raise Great Kids, and THRIVE! She is passionate about enjoying life and empowering others.
Pregnancy & postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety
Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present
Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
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Years of Experience: 25 years
Private practice, 1996 - Present
McLean Hospital, 1994 - 96
Rutgers University, 1990 - 96
Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology--Rutgers University, PsyD, 1996