Liz Graham (she/her/hers)

LCSW
Accepting Clients

I work with individuals and couples to explore fear/anxiety, process grief and trauma, enhance intimacy, and disrupt old patterns.

Clinical Social Worker in Brooklyn, NY

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Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

Often, my patients repeat old and familiar ways of doing things despite winding up with the same troubling consequences: dating the same type of unavailable partner, burdened by the same feelings of self consciousness or sadness, feeling the same “freeze” or shut down response during conflict, or having the same fight with family members or spouse. My patients are good at working hard, but sometimes end up stuck, burnt out, or on a path anywhere from “something feels off” to "I need help now."

My Background and Approach

My approach is eclectic: I have a background in both neuroscience and psychology; have worked in hospitals, schools, and private practice; and, in addition to my clinical training in psychotherapy at NYU, I have been trained in psychodynamic approaches, trauma informed care, mindfulness based interventions, and contemplative neuroscience. I take an active stance in order to build trust in an open and curious space as we develop a treatment that facilitates change. I have worked extensively with patients healing from sexual trauma, physical, domestic and state sanctioned abuse, and childhood sexual abuse. I developed an intersectional approach to this work. Working with sexual trauma includes building a relationship and a therapeutic environment that that can help patients to feel the range of under-processed and calcified feelings stored within their minds and bodies, including grief, pain (both physical and psychic), anger, and shame.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Therapy can return us to our bodies and our intuitions, teaching us to value the more vulnerable parts of ourselves just as much as we value our brains and our grit. I take a political and anti-oppressive lens to this work; abuse and mistreatment almost never exist in a vacuum and cannot be understood separately from the legacies of oppression that inform past and existing power dynamics. Therapy operates, like all things, within the same institutions and structures embedded in our ecosystems, and avoiding that reality in the therapy room is a willful act of denial. Our society is infiltrated with a refusal to acknowledge and tolerate certain truths related to pain and suffering, thus rendering accountability out of reach. Therapy creates an opportunity to move toward accountability by helping individuals make space for pain, tolerate suffering, and examine the ways we move through the world that are oppressive, of ourselves and others.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 4 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $150 - 375/session

Info

646-504-2634 Email Liz
208 Washington Park
Suite 1B
Brooklyn, NY 11217

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