Liz Rhea (she/her)

MSW, LMSW
Accepting Clients

Thanks for being here, I'm Liz! I'm licensed as a master social worker & specialize in providing affirming therapy to queer & trans folks

Licensed Master of Social Work in Decatur, GA
Supervised by Mick Rehrig, LCSW

About My Clients

I specialize in working with LGBQIA+, transgender, and gender-expansive clients, as well as folks navigating religious trauma/faith deconstruction, and my approach is supportive, affirming, and integrates advocacy and power analysis. I see adults for individual or partner therapy, and I also work with partners considering marriage or other life transitions, including exploring poly/CNM relationships. Additionally, I provide free/low-cost gender-affirming letters.

My Background and Approach

I work with clients navigating religious or spiritual trauma, identity development, life transitions, and more. I also see clients in poly and open relationships, including multiple partners. I believe clients are the experts of their own experiences and that a positive, collaborative therapeutic alliance is deeply important. My approach to therapy is grounded in those beliefs, and I work diligently to create a space where clients feel brave, heard, and empowered. I believe therapy should be holistic, pulling from systems theory, strengths-based, and person-centered approaches. I operate from a harm reduction framework and utilize motivational interviewing. I'm laid-back, welcoming, direct, and use the occasional swear word, but only if that works for you. I hold a Master of Social Work and am a licensed master social worker (LMSW) under the supervision of Mick Rehrig, LCSW and direction of Ryan DeVane, LCSW.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am committed to anti-racism and use a social justice framework in my practice. While acknowledging that rarely can a space be completely safe, I believe deeply that the therapy space should allow clients to feel brave, and I am committed to doing my own work and unlearning through supervision, consultation, readings, and training to create that space for clients. I believe that therapy can be a space to explore your identity, find healing, process experiences and emotions, and more. I have a history of working in LGBTQ+ youth homelessness, family reunification, and child advocacy. As a white, queer, cis-female with a BIPOC partner, my commitment to anti-racism, decentering whiteness, and liberation is deeply personal, as well as professional. My personal and professional values are inextricably intertwined. When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and dog, listening to podcasts (mostly Normal Gossip), and finding the best iced latte in Atlanta!

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 3 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $150/session

Info

‪(404) 436-1295‬ Email Liz
235 E Ponce de Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030

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