Elizabeth (Lizzy) Hanson


I believe in balancing the empirically based tools of psychology with the life experience clients bring to the room. I hope to create a genuine and trusting environment for people where they can be challenged appropriately and see growth in their goals and self-awareness.

  • Elizabeth (Lizzy) Hanson educationMasters in Counseling Psychology, BA in Psychology with a minor in Spanish
  • Elizabeth (Lizzy) Hanson therapy focusPerson-centered, intersectional, ACT, CBT, DBT, trauma-informed


The way I work is typically a balancing act between pushing you and validating your experience of the world. I aim to operate from your value set and beliefs while also pointing out when beliefs or ways of acting may be unhelpful to your stated goals. I hope to be a mirror and a challenger, reflecting what you are saying, heightening self-awareness while also directing you where you want to go.

I truly believe in the value and beauty of each unique human being. I believe the environments and relationships we exist in have a profound impact on our well-being and I also believe in people’s abilities to navigate their environment in a way more in line with their values and well-being.

I have grown to love the Mexican culture existing here in Phoenix and am passionate about incorporating culturally appropriate ways of healing alongside this Western concept of therapy. I speak Spanish as a second language and hope to collaborate in a way that allows each client to feel that they are making progress in leading a more meaningful life.





Some orientations I tend to use depending on the person in front of me are person-centered, intersectional lenses/anti-oppression frameworks, and attachment lenses alongside interventions related to ACT, DBT, CBT, and the Murray Method. More experiential work I like to incorporate may be imagery, mindfulness, and art therapy techniques.

I hope this information helps humanize me and you in the process. I also hope it gives you hope that change and growth is possible for you and that you are not alone. If any of this interested you I would love to get to know you and work alongside you.


Presenting Concerns/Populations:

Depression, Anxiety, grief and loss, addiction, relationship concerns/marital distress, stress, LGBTQIA issues, shame, Latinx, autism, children, adults, couples

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