Elizabeth Ernest

(she, her, hers)



Areas of Expertise

  • Children
  • Teens
  • PTSD/trauma related disorders 
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • OCD
  • Autism
  • School behavior issues
  • CBT 
  • Play therapy techniques 
  • Parenting skills
  • Couples work
  • Co-parenting 
  • Athletes

One day you will look back and see that all along, you were blooming.
Morgan Harper Nicholas

Elizabeth is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Elizabeth received her dual master’s in social work and couple and family therapy from the University of Louisville. During her time at the University of Louisville, Elizabeth worked with foster children, couples, and early childhood ages. She also has been involved with research on Trauma- Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for over two years. Elizabeth received her bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Southern Indiana.

Elizabeth is dedicated to helping children and families build skills to overcome challenges and thrive. Elizabeth works with young children and youth struggling with anxiety-related disorders, OCD, behavior issues, adjustment issues, PTSD, and other trauma disorders. Elizabeth also works with couples, families, and co-parenting dynamics. Elizabeth, a former college athlete, is also interested in working with athletes of all ages to manage anxiety, increase mindfulness skills, and build self-esteem in relation to their sport. Elizabeth uses Play Therapy Techniques, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness strategies, and Bowen family therapy techniques. She is currently working on her certification in Play Therapy. Elizabeth volunteers with the Missouri Play Therapy Association. Elizabeth is able to accept UHC and Aetna insurance plans, and she is able to provide superbills for out-of-network coverage for other insurance companies if needed.


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