Elizabeth Peters

epeters@leedycounseling.com

LSW, MDiv

Elizabeth Peters is a Licensed Social Worker, who has practiced counseling in an outpatient setting for many years. Elizabeth received her Masters of Social Work from University of Pittsburgh and a Masters of Divinity from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, and has since worked to integrate spirituality and faith practices into the counseling process. She has worked with children, adolescents and adults of all ages, in both individual, family and group therapy sessions. Elizabeth has also practiced outpatient counseling in Pittsburgh public schools, working with elementary and high school aged students. Elizabeth has also worked extensively with college and graduate students, and has experience helping with school and career goals, navigating the college environment and test anxiety.

Elizabeth incorporates a variety of modalities, in order to tailor therapy to the distinct needs of the people she has the privilege of meeting with. She draws upon her background and training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness training and mind-body therapies (yoga, somatic experiencing, meditation). Elizabeth also enjoys incorporating Art and Play therapy into her work with children and adolescents.

Areas of practice that Elizabeth focuses on include: depression, anxiety, women’s issues, prenatal and postpartum issues, parenting and family concerns, relationship concerns, the LGBT population, healing from trauma, and issues facing children and adolescents such as learning difficulties, attention problems, bullying, low self-esteem, sleep difficulties, and self-harm behaviors.

Elizabeth especially enjoys integrating clients’ spirituality and religious faith into therapy when it is desired by the individual. She has worked with people and families from a wide diversity of religious, spiritual, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys hiking and kayaking, swimming, painting and drawing, playing music and singing, gardening and hanging out with her kids and family.