Lizzie Booher is a counselor intern at The Anxiety and Stress Management Institute. She holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Georgia State University and a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Agnes Scott College where she double majored in Psychology and English Literature.
Prior to her Master’s degree program, Lizzie was a research assistant in the FEELINGS lab connected to the Clinical Psychology department at Georgia State University. Here she assisted in a study on the effects of parental depression and anxiety on children preschool aged and older. During this time, Lizzie worked at Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes and implemented a specific learning program for children ages six and older who presented with various learning difficulties. She has also interned in the career counseling department at Skyland Trail and volunteered with social skills groups at Beyond Words.
Lizzie is interested in working with children, adolescents, adults, families and couples. Her clinical interests are wide and varied, but she specializes in social anxiety, generalized anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorders, career issues, and depression. She intends to further specialize in treating anxiety caused by forces outside the clients control, such as public policy changes, environmental stressors, and international conflict
Many people have developed strategies for dealing with the hectic nature of life that once were useful, but no longer serve them and may actually harm them. Her approach to therapy is an integrative one that comes from an Adlerian perspective but uses many Narrative techniques. She also employs Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Expressive Arts Therapy. Her work with clients is strongly rooted in Feminist and Ecological understandings of all people. No one exists in a vacuum and it is fundamental to understand the intersections of identity that each client holds as well as their social environment to affect change.
Lizzie Booher, M.S., NCC, Counselor Intern, is operating under the direction & supervision of the Clinical Director, Rebecca Beaton, Ph.D.