Liz was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she earned her B.A. in Psychology from Duquesne University. After completing her undergraduate degree, Liz went on to get her Master’s degree in Counselor Education from the Pennsylvania State University. Currently a Ph.D. candidate with Duquesne University, Liz is writing her dissertation on Social Information Processing of Aggressive Youth and has published work on this subject for academic journals.
Liz has worked as a mental health therapist since graduating from Penn State University in 2015 and has loved each professional endeavor more than the last. She has worked with populations in school and community settings, including wrap-around services, psychiatric inpatient hospital, outpatient counseling centers, and classrooms from Pre-K to High School. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Liz’s enthusiasm for her work comes from the immense gratitude she has for a career that allows her to make meaningful connections with others, instill hope in the lives of children and families, and the constant learning opportunities presented to her through this special work.
Ever since she was a young girl, Liz has felt most herself in the outdoors. It has been a long-held dream to work in wilderness therapy, as it joins her career and academic interests with the healing power of nature. Liz’s free time is spent exploring the beauty of Idaho with her favorite hiking pal and dog, Fezzik.