Liza  McFarland
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Liza McFarland

She/Her/Hers

Master of Science, MS - Mental Health Counseling Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Tennessee Accepting Online
Gray Accepting In-person
Updated February 1, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adolescent mental health
  • Anxiety
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Depression
  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics

Professional statement

Elizabeth McFarland is a Therapist in Kingsport. She works with adolescents, adults, couples, and groups. Many of Liza’s clients come in to address issues related to self-image, identity, life transitions, depression, and anxiety. Liza is particularly passionate about serving adolescents and young adults. She also has advanced training in the area of generalized anxiety disorder, depression, trauma, and substance abuse.

Liza is trained in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and mindfulness and art based therapies, in which time is spent exploring and understanding who clients are to better learn acceptance and develop individualized ways to manage symptoms. In session, Liza focuses on self-exploration, creative expression and mindfulness activities. This approach supports clients to understand themselves better and learn to love and accept all of themselves.

Liza's style is warm, engaging, and non-judgmental. When clients first start therapy, the focus is on building a collaborative relationship and creating a comfortable environment for clients to feel heard and understood.

Liza received her MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Georgia. She has worked at community clinics, doing in-home and in-office therapy with adolescents, adults, couples and groups. When not at the office, she enjoys spending time outside with family, doing yoga, attempting crafts, and reading or watching sci-fi.


Message to clients

Self-destructive behaviors (like binge eating, substance abuse, or self-harm), low self-esteem, and relationship issues are often signs that you feel lost or stuck in yourself and your life. Young adults and adolescents are especially prone to this kind of struggle and it is common for them to express feeling unheard and misunderstood by people in their lives. Do you feel you are totally lost in life? You are not alone! I would be honored to help you (or your child) get to know yourself and work to get unstuck so you can live a more fulfilling life!

I specialize in identity confusion, self-esteem issues, and self-destructive behaviors, especially in young adults and adolescents. I integrate Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Positive Psychology, cognitive behavioral therapies (CBT, DBT, TF-CBT), Gestalt, person-centered, and others based on each client's needs and preferences.

I like to bring fun and laughter into sessions! Clients have told me that I am easy to talk to and my direct nature helps them stay accountable to themselves. I work hard to get to know you and to understand your personal needs. I invite you to invest in yourself by calling or emailing me to set up a free consultation so we can work to get you unstuck!


Specialties

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

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

College & graduate student 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.

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

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $120 (50min)
  • Initial session: $150 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $150 (60min)

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
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Session fees are due at the start of each session but invoices may be provided for copays and coinsurance fees. I am partnered with Alma to accept Aetna, Optum, and Cigna insurances. With all other insurance companies I will be glad to create a superbill for you to submit for reimbursement. Please contact your insurance company to learn about your benefits.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Tennessee)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am - 5pm
  • Tue 9am - 5pm
  • Wed 9am - 5pm
  • Thu 9am - 5pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Gray practice
406 Roy Martin Rd, Ste 6, Gray, Tennessee 37615
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 9am-5pm
  • Wed 9am-5pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years


University of North Georgia, MS, 2018
University of Texas - Permian Basin, BA, 2015


Licensure

Tennessee: 5153


Languages

English