I earned my Master of Science in Social Work degree from the University of Texas at
Arlington. I have been licensed by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners
since 1996 to practice social work and since 2002 as an independent
practitioner. I am a member of the National Association of Social
Workers. I have worked with community
counseling agencies in both Dallas and Fort Worth. I also have worked in the Grand
Prairie school district. Over the last 15 years, I have enjoyed counseling bilingually
with individuals, couples, and families.
My goal as a clinical social worker is to
offer effective services in a professional,
ethical, and caring manner that promote hope and result in healthier choices and
relationships. My job is to create a safe place where clients can examine and work through issues and/or events that have negatively impacted their lives and relationships. I believe that for therapy to be effective a strong
client-therapist relationship, based on mutual respect and trust, must be established.
My approach to therapy is to first do a thorough assessment and an inventory of each client's strengths. Working collaboratively a treatment plan is developed using the information gathered and the goals of the client. Interventions are then chosen based on the treatment plan. Clients are encouraged to give feedback frequently about what is working/not working for them, so adjustments can be made. Clients are referred to other professionals as needed. I believe every client deserves the highest quality care.
Elizabeth Maddaford ReachesMansfield TX