Elizabeth Wolfson, PhD, LCSW has been a psychotherapist in private practice for over three decades years where she has worked with diverse clients of all ages and backgrounds presenting an array of challenges including, depression, anxiety, life transition, relational, parenting, career, self-esteem, and existential challenges.
Her approach to therapy is trauma informed, compassionate and integrative, delivered through a non-judgmental lens and tailored to the unique needs and goals of each client. With an eye to emotional, psychological, and spiritual well-being from a holistic perspective including mind, body, spirit, environment, and community, her training and work is aimed at supporting personal, professional and relational well-being, life transitions, empowerment, and creativity.
Dr. Wolfson’s extensive training includes psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, person-centered, transpersonal, humanistic-existential, Internal Family Systems, Positive Psychology, Solution Focused and other approaches will incorporate somatic practices including Movement, Breath work, Meditation, mindfulness and all aspects of sensory awareness. Most importantly, she is person-centered and flexibly works from a vast toolbox of approaches to respond to your unique challenges and goals. Her style is collaborative, maintaining a deep respect for client autonomy while actively engaging to illuminate new perspectives and offering objective professional input as needed.
In addition to Integrative Somatic Therapy Trauma training, Dr. Wolfson is certified in Ketamine and other Psychedelic assisted therapies. Within her practice, she offers Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (in collaboration with medical providers) and Psychedelic-Supportive Psychotherapy, a model she developed aimed at supporting clients who choose to use medicines outside of therapy and might benefit from therapeutic preparation and integration of these experiences.
Dr. Wolfson welcomes you to her comfortable office located in a serene, discreet Santa Barbara California location or via tele-therapy, weekdays and some evenings by appointment.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Elizabeth Wolfson is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 28 years
Embodied Lab, Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy, 2021
Ketamine Training Center, Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy, 2021
California Institute of Integral Studies, Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy and Research, 2020
New York University, PhD, 1995
Boston University, MA, 1981