Elizabeth Basile, MA, LMFT
|Professions: Marriage & Family Therapy|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapist - MFC48300|
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I draw ideas from various places, yet at the core is my belief that we have ideas about who we are and how we want to live and be in our life. Problems have a way of interfering with these ideas and they create obstacles; we can lose track of who we are. We collaborate so that you can consider alternative ways to think about the struggles affecting you, and learn how to act in ways you prefer. This process allows you to sustain the solutions we've constructed, to appreciate who you are, and to be empowered to live your life in ways that are important and meaningful to you.
Email or Call Elizabeth Basile, MA, LMFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 08669
More Info About My Practice
I am happy to meet with you in your home, if needed. Additionally, I believe that animals can be supportive, and I offer pet-assisted therapy to people expressing an interest in this type of connection. I am a provider for many insurances. Please contact me to find out if I'm a provider for your health insurance.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I have a special interest in helping people deal with the psychological impact of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, cancer, other illnesses, eating disorders, binge-eating, and trauma. I am one of a few therapists who understands diabulimia, which is a combination of type 1 diabetes and an eating disorder. I am particularly drawn to these issues because there are myths and misunderstandings regarding illness, eating disorders, and the effects of domestic violence and other experiences of trauma. They can isolate people and bring in a layer of shame and guilt that I'm passionate about helping people move away from.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I love meeting people and have such genuine curiosity about who you are, what is important to you, and what you give value to in living your life. I look forward to having rich and meaningful conversations with you - it's exciting to hear about the ideas you've already found to solve challenges facing you and helping you bring this awareness to light. It's a privilege for me to help you develop additional skills, ideas and perspectives so that you can connect more fully with who you are, and live in ways that are important to you.
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
All of us have challenges in our life. My own struggles have given me knowledge about possible effects and influences of problems on us, and I've experienced the negative ideas a problem can get me to believe about myself. My experiences remind me that solutions can be found and positive changes will occur. I work hard to help you find the solutions that will fit your unique self. I've learned that struggling with various challenges can diminish hope, and this allows me to offer genuine hope to you, and to hold onto that hope if necessary, while you gain enough distance and power over your struggles to carry hope for yourself.
Services I Provide
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
- Family Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
- Home-Based Therapy
Ages I Work With
Groups I Work With
I work with people and their loved ones dealing with the psychological impacts of living with diabetes and other chronic or acute medical conditions, eating disorders, including diabulimia, and survivors of domestic violence and emotional abuse. I enjoy working with clients from many different cultures and ethnicities.
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