Elizabeth Albarez, LCSW
Ball State University, BS in General Studies with minor in Human Psychology
Master of Social Work, Northwest Nazarene University
Idaho— ID LCSW-39540, Wyoming— WY LCSW-1254, Florida— SW 16568
Elizabeth has clinical training and experience in dialectical behavioral therapy. She has also been trained to provide prolonged exposure therapy and cognitive processing therapy, both of which are trauma-specific treatments. Along with being trained to facilitate multiple groups, including moral reconation therapy, wellness recovery action planning (WRAP), and trauma recovery empowerment model (TREM), in addition to a dialectical behavioral therapy skills group.
Adults with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders, providing treatment to those with solely mental health disorders or substance use disorders, individual and group counseling services, working with and treating individuals with PTSD, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief and loss, self-esteem issues, adjustment disorders, personality disorders, and other emotional disturbances.
Elizabeth Albarez began her career as a helping professional in 2002, working with teen girls in a shelter care facility. After finishing her bachelor’s degree, she spent five years working as a certified nurse’s aide in a hospital setting, caring for adults managing difficult mental health challenges. She developed a deep compassion for those suffering from persistent mental illness and chose to pursue a master’s degree in social work from Northwest Nazarene University. After graduating in 2014, Elizabeth began working with the specialty court system, helping those struggling with addiction recover in the community while meeting their court obligations. She has a passion for helping people overcome the disease of addiction and understands how trauma, addiction, and mental illness often go hand in hand.
Elizabeth uses dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and other evidence-based treatments to help clients identify and better live their values in order to create a life worth living. Trained in prolonged exposure and cognitive processing therapy, Elizabeth feels privileged to walk alongside clients as they recover from trauma. She specializes in helping survivors of trauma learn skills to manage PTSD symptoms and feel more connected to others.