Elizabeth is a Florida Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Addictions Professional and Internationally Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor. She graduated from Florida Atlantic University with her Masters in Social Work after getting her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and having a successful career as a Textile Designer. Deeply committed to her clients, Elizabeth’s passion for helping others was born out of an incredible peace and satisfaction that arose from her own journey of growth and self-discovery.
Elizabeth founded PBC Therapy to help individuals, couples, and families experience greater well being of body, mind and spirit and find their own peace and satisfaction in life. A typical session with Elizabeth can include both traditional talk therapy and creative and experiential therapies, including EMDR, art therapy and breathwork. These techniques can be especially effective in treating trauma and related conditions. She is holistically oriented and her clients are regarded in their environment, from a client-centered perspective.
EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy is, as stated by EMDRIA, the EMDR International Association, "an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches. To date, EMDR therapy has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress." (http://www.emdria.org/ 2016) Elizabeth has trained extensively in this technique and can utilize EMDR to assist her clients in processing traumatic events and other psychological stress.
As a Certified Addictions Professional and a an Internationally Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor, Elizabeth is specifically qualified for addiction treatment and assessments. Drug and alcohol assessments are often required by a variety of situations. Elizabeth is trained and certified in the SASSI, the Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory, a short screening questionnaire that is highly regarded by most courts and authorities. This and a thorough interview and assessment process are utilized to comprise a complete report if required by a client for legal or other purposes.
Elizabeth is also trained in EAGALA equine therapy and uses her love and expertise with horses to help children and adults accomplish life changing transformations through Equine Assisted Therapy.
E-therapy is a convenient option offered for clients and provides therapy in the comfort of your home or office. This is a service for clients residing in Florida and can be used when traveling or for "Snowbirds" that go away for the summer or for those residing in other areas of the State. Our confidential, HIPPA compliant platform is as easy to use as Skype or FaceTime and is used by NASA and many International Agencies. Phone sessions are also an option. These options provide clients with a very effective solution to interruptions in services due to travel or vacations, as well as an alternative when transportation or time constraints make coming to the office a challenge.
Elizabeth is available by phone or email to discuss in greater length how she can assist you. Please use the contact information to call or send a message directly to her. She looks forward to hearing from you!
Elizabeth Ossip ReachesBoca Raton FL