Liz's Biography

Elizabeth A. O’Brien, LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor (#000671) in the State of Connecticut and a Board Certified Professional Counselor with the American Psychotherapy Association.  

Liz works with children ranging in age from 3 to 15 and has experience in the areas of anxiety; behavior modification; anger management; bereavement/grief/loss; family illness/supportive therapy where there is a family member diagnosed with cancer; social skills training; attachment issues; trauma/neglect; parent coaching and divorce.  Through play therapy, informed by Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral and Family Theories, among others, Liz helps young children and their families learn to negotiate difficult life situations and teach them more adaptive ways of managing and moving beyond them. 

Liz has over 10 years of experience providing individual and group therapy to children and working with families.  She has previously worked as the Clinical Coordinator of a sub-acute program for boys and girls at Boys and Girls Village, a busy family services agency in Milford, CT. and was a Contract Clinician at Family Centers in Greenwich, CT.  Liz has most recently served as the Program Director of a nonprofit organization, In The Pink Foundation, Inc., which helps young women affected by breast cancer, and their families and is now continuing her passion for helping children and families in her private practice.

Liz was recently interviewed by Associated Content for an article addressing the topic, "How to Help a Child Cope with the Cancer Diagnosis of a Loved One". For the complete article, please click here.

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