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“Do good and good will come to you”
Liz works with children, adolescents, adults and families with focused areas of anxiety, depression. ADHD, communication skills and self-esteem. Liz believes that with a nonjudgmental approach and caring, she can help uplift the clients she works with. Liz also has experience working with woman specific issues, substance abuse disorders and intimate partner violence. She enjoys utilizing art and music therapy approaches when working with her clients and also explores grounding and mindfulness techniques.
Liz believes that working with individuals and their families is of utmost importance to show and utilize the clients strengths and strengthen their self-esteem. When working with her clients, Liz uses several different therapy approaches, one being psychodynamic therapy. This can be a helpful approach for clients as it can be more long term and explore their childhood and life experiences. Liz also uses behavioral therapy which focuses on helping the clients behavioral response which may have been learned over time. Liz enjoys working with families and individuals and helping them gain insight to solution focused tasks and goals.
Liz studied social work for her undergraduate degree at Georgia State University. During this time she gained experience through volunteer work with women and families in intimate partner relationships and continued this work through the Fulton County court system. She also worked at an inpatient rehab program during this time. Throughout her graduate degree at University of Louisville, she continued her specialization working with families and communities on substance abuse education. Liz facilitated group work with adolescents and their mothers throughout her graduate degree program. She graduated with a Master’s in Social Work and received her License Master Social Work shortly after. Liz has continued her work with different levels of care for individuals and families dealing with substance use. She also has done school based therapy working with students ages 5-17 and their families.
Liz enjoys spending her free time with her 6 year old dog and being outdoors. She recently renewed her interest in dancing, which she did as a child. Liz enjoys spending time reading, watching television, traveling and seeing her family when she can.
Liz Murphy is under the directed experience and clinical supervision of Dr. Nathan Butzen, Psy.D.