Liz is a Board Certified Trainer in Drama Therapy, an Accredited Trainer of Playback Theatre, and a Certified W.R.A.P. facilitator. She holds an MA in Counseling Psychology and Drama Therapy from California Institute of Integral Studies. She began her career as a professional actress in Minneapolis and Chicago for many years while practicing Playback Theatre in special group settings. She naturally progressed to being a drama therapist after witnessing the healing power of the dramatic arts in the many people with whom she has worked. Liz has many professional affiliations including holding the Chair position of the Registry Committee of North American Drama Therapy Association and North American Programming Committee of the Centre for Playback Theatre. Liz has experience working in psychosocial rehab centers, with individuals suffering from eating disorders, people suffering from self-injury, and with youth and elderly alike. Her approach to treatment is to engage her client in improvisation and developmental play to address barriers to growth, facilitate the integration of traumatic and painful experiences, and decrease symptoms of depression and anxiety.