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Elizabeth Crossfield, LMFT

  Elizabeth is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Working together with adults, adolescents and children, she finds adaptive solutions to personal challenges. She believes that psychotherapy can transform the quality of a

person’s life. Elizabeth creates a supportive environment where individuals and families are free to examine unhealthy patterns of behavior, set goals, and move

toward desired change.

 

  Elizabeth specializes in the therapeutic mentoring of girls. The life of a teen girl is complex as they face issues of:

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  • Self-worth

  • Peer pressure

  • Bullying

  • Academic stress

  • Sexual orientation

  • Social media overload

 

These stressors can cause anxiety, depression, and emotional imbalance which affects the family as a whole. Elizabeth believes however that the teen years can also be a time of positive growth for both parents and children. She believes that successfully navigating these years sets the foundation for a thriving adult.

 

  A therapist’s role is to bear witness to the story and collaborate to create meaning from past experiences. She encourages her clients to find untapped resilience and uses tools such as solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, and narrative theories to increase emotional intelligence and develop coping skills to better handle their powerful emotions. Together with her clients, Elizabeth explores ways to foster healthy connections with peers, family and their communities. She is sure that when a young person’s talents are embraced, the avenues of possibility are endless.

 

  Elizabeth and her husband Andrew have raised two daughters and live in Westport, CT. She also has a little bit of a jewelry obsession and is now finally taking classes to learn how to make it. She cannot get enough of travel and recently had the privilege of teaching at an all-girls boarding school in Tanzania.

 

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