Elizabeth Scrivner, M.A., LPC Expertise Includes:

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy is typically a 50-minute session at Park Cities Counseling. During an individual session, clients provide Elizabeth with information, thoughts and experiences to help her guide you to explore your thoughts, emotions, and actions. Each person is unique; therefore each client is provided with specific goals, plans or guidance specifically designed for you. Areas of expertise that Elizabeth has after over 15 years of counseling in the Dallas area include:
• Anxiety
• Addiction
• Communication
• Depression
• Trauma   
• Nutrition
• College Goal Setting
• Pre/During/Post Divorce Care
• Expressing and Receiving Love
• Managing Money with Kids
• Discipline and Structure
• Listening to Your Body
• Goal Setting
• Social Anxiety
• Parenting
• Boundaries
• Listening
• Co-Dependency
• Sexual Abuse
• Business Dynamics
• Understanding Emotions
• Spiritual Guidance
Mountain View
Teen clients, in individual counseling,  are a unique and special population. Receiving counseling during teen years, as well as young adult years, provides support during the many transitions. Elizabeth relates well to teens and enjoys guiding them to grow into the young adults that they strive to be. Facetime provides a way to have consistent counseling when this age group goes off to college. College and high school require organizational skills, social skills, transitional skills and important decision-making. It is amazing how a 50 minute session can help keep the client focused on future goals.

Family Therapy

Family therapy is a wonderful way to see the communication and dynamics of each person within your family. It allows for the family to work together becoming stronger. Elizabeth really enjoys this process of each individual family member growing personally and together. Sometimes, an individual will come in for a specific reason and perhaps family therapy would be beneficial for a session. It is not essential that every family member come to the family therapy sessions. The length of these sessions depends on how many are in the session and what topics are to be covered.

Group Therapy

Elizabeth does group therapy as the need arises. In the past she has led sexual abuse groups, 12-step groups, general women’s groups and teenage girls’ groups. Typically group sessions last 1.5 hours.

Play Therapy

Elizabeth began counseling as a certified play therapist. Elizabeth enjoys helping children 3 and above to learn about emotions and to create an environment where they can learn to express them. Often parents reach out during divorce, or trauma when they are uncertain how to talk to their child about what is going on.  Parents also call because the school is seeing behaviors that are not understood by the staff and play therapy offers an outlet for children to let out feels of sadness or anger. Elizabeth uses talk therapy along with play therapy as soon as it is possible for the child. The first session is with the parent/parents to give background information and set expectations. After the first session, Elizabeth will meet with the child. Elizabeth likes, when possible, to give homework for the family in-between sessions. Elizabeth will try to make time at the beginning or the end of the session for quick check-ins with the parents.