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.
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, eating disorders, 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
Liz Lerner is not in-network with any insurances.
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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
Prince George’s County Medical Center, MD