Liz Goll Lerner

Liz Goll Lerner

Licensed Clinical Professional Art Therapist, LCPAT Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Board-Certified Registered Art Therapist, ATR-BC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Washington DC Accepting Online
Tenleytown Not Accepting In-person
Updated August 9, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • College students' mental health
  • Medical Illness
  • Life transitions
  • Divorce Well and Thrive®
  • Life coaching
  • Mindfulness
  • Couples counseling

Professional statement

Liz Goll Lerner is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Psychotherapist and Life Coach in Washington, DC.  She works with adults across the lifespan who are experiencing difficulty or emotional pain and want to work through it to live a more joyful life. Liz is also a relationship coach and counselor with a unique and positive approach to helping individuals and couples navigate the process of divorce and general conflict within their relationships. Additionally, she is adept at helping clients reduce stress related to transition and change of all kinds, including life transitions, career change and even political change.

In her one-on-one counseling and coaching sessions, Liz uses a variety of proven and creative methods to help her clients view themselves and their situation clearly, helping them gain insight, connect with their emotions, make peace with the past and more, in order to create the growth and change they desire. Much of her work involves the connection between mind and body and she uses a variety of life-enhancing mind-body techniques such as meditation, cognitive work and mindfulness techniques which empowers individuals to consciously choose how they want to be in the world and frees them to live in the present.

Related to her work with couples, Liz is a Level-2 Gottman-certified therapist who helps partners at all stages of their relationship, which includes premarital, general couples counseling and divorce coaching. Using a variety of techniques she helps couples examine unproductive patterns of interaction and replace them with more helpful habits.

Her Divorce Well and Thrive® Coaching helps divorcing couples divorce “differently” by creating a new vision for themselves as individuals and as a couple, and by employing strategic planning to help them separate with ease and grace.
Liz has over 30 years of experience in the psychology field, and she looks forward to working with you at her practice in Chevy Chase DC.

Message to clients

I love using all the tools in my toolbox to help you identify core issues and create those ah-ha moments that heal, empower and allow you to live the live you want to live. I am committed to counseling or coaching you as a whole person – body, mind and spirit – to bring out your full potential and assist you in connecting to your true self and purpose. I would love the opportunity to partner with you, to help you make the inspired choices that lead to your best life.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

College students' mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, and anxiety and/or depression

Medical Illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress

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

Divorce Well and Thrive® - Helping couples find a way to part in a caring and healthy manner that creates connection, healing, and renewal

Life coaching - Identifying intentions and implementing strategies to build resilience and work towards one’s personal, health, or career goals

Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Liz Lerner is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $300 (55min)
  • Sliding scale: $220 - $300
  • Initial session: $300 (55min)
  • Couples sessions: $350

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week


Online Sessions (Washington DC)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue 8:00am-6:30pm
  • Wed 9:00 am-7:00pm
  • Thu 2:00pm-8:30pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Tenleytown practice
4545 42nd St NW , Suite 200, Washington , Washington DC 20016
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 42 years

Private Practice, Washington DC, 1987 - Present
The George Washington University, Art Therapy Graduate Program, Adjunct Faculty, 1993 - 2010
Consultant, Washington DC Metro Area, 1990 - 2010
Georgetown University, Center on Health and Education, Program Manager/Clinical Supervisor, 2004 - 2008
Northwestern University Hospital, Chicago, Art Therapist, 1986 - 1987
Private Practice, Chicago, 1983 - 1987
School of the Art Institute, Art Therapy Graduate Program, Lecturer, Clinical Supervisor, 1986 - 1986
Charter Barclay Hospital, Chicago, Art Therapist, Clinical Supervisor, 1982 - 1986
Inova Fairfax Hospital, Life with Cancer, VA
Smith Farm for the Healing Arts, Washington DC
The George Washington University Center for Integrative Medicine

The George Washington University, MA in Art Therapy , 1982
The George Washington University, BA in Anthropology, 1977


Washington DC: #1139

Maryland: # ATC080